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Mitchell Croatt Dr. Mitchell P. Croatt
Assistant Professor
Phone:   336.334.3785
Fax:   336.334.5402
   
mpcroatt@uncg.edu
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Mitch was born in 1980 in the town of New Prague, Minnesota. He went to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 1998 and earned his B.S. in Chemistry after doing research in the research group of Professor George A. O'Doherty. In 2002, Mitch then went to Stanford University to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry in the group of Professor Paul A. Wender. He focused his graduate research on the design and development of new transition metal-catalyzed reactions and successfully defended his thesis in 2007. Mitch then went overseas to Zurich, Switzerland to study in the group of Professor Erick M. Carreira at ETH-Zurich. There he made semi-synthetic analogs of Amphotericin B to help study its mechanism of action. In 2010, Mitch started his independent academic career at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

 

Staff/Researchers
Maria Elena Meza Avina

Dr. Maria Elena Meza Aviña
Postdoctoral Scholar

Elena received her undergraduate degree from the Universidad del Noreste in Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1993 and her Ph.D. from the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos in Morelos, Mexico in 2005 in the group of Prof. Mario Fernandez Zertuche. She joined the research group of Prof. Lakshmi P. Kotra as a postdoctoral fellow from 2006-2010 when she joined the Croatt group as a postdoctoral scholar.

I.F. Dempset Hyatt

Dr. I. F. Dempsey Hyatt
Postdoctoral Scholar

Dempsey earned his BS in Chemistry and BA in Mathematics from East Carolina University in 2005 and did undergraduate research with Prof. Andrew L. Sargent. Dempsey went on to get his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Florida in 2010 in the group of Prof. Michael J. Scott and joined the Croatt group in 2011.

 

Graduate Students
Manahil Abdalhameed

Manahil Abdalhameed
Medicinal Biochemistry Ph.D.

Manahil obtained her BS in Chemistry and Biology from Khartoum University in Sudan in 2004. She then moved to the US and earned her Masters in Chemistry from NC A&T State University in 2009. She started her Ph.D. studies at UNCG in 2010 and joined the Croatt Group in 2011

Lara Al Fakhouri

Lara Al Fakhouri
Medicinal Biochemistry Ph.D.

Lara earned in BS in Pharmacy and Masters in Medicinal Chemistry from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2002 and 2005, respectively. She then taught there for three years before coming to UNCG to begin her PhD studies in the Croatt group in 2011

Ghina'a Abu Deiab

Ghina'a Abu Deiab
Medicinal Chemistry, Ph.D.

Ghina'a obtained her BS in Pharmacy from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan in 2006. In 2010, she attended the same university to get her Masters in Organic Chemistry. Ghina'a began her PhD studies in the Croatt Group in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students
Daniel Nasrallah

Daniel Nasrallah
Senior

Daniel is an undergraduate majoring in chemistry with a concentration in research and has been working in the Croatt lab since his freshman year. Daniel was also a recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship in 2012 for his work in the field of chemistry.

Sommayah Sayed

Sommayah Sayed
Senior

Sommayah is an undergraduate majoring in chemistry and has been working in the Croatt lab since January.

Michael Maxwell

Michael Maxwell
Junior

Michael is an undergraduate student currently majoring in Chemistry. He joined the Croatt Group in the middle of his Junior year, Spring 2013.

Dipti Paudel

Dipti Paudel
Senior

Dipti is originally from Nepal and is currently a Senior at UNCG majoring in Chemistry. She joined the Croatt Group in the Summer of 2013.

Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson
Junior

Laura is an undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry and Biology. She joined the Croatt Group in the Summer of 2013.

Buthaina Al Rifaie

Buthaina Al Rifaie
Junior

Buthaina is a junior majoring in biochemistry and joined the Croatt Group Fall 2013.

Rupa Vummalaneni

Rupa Vummalaneni
Sophomore

Rupa is an undergraduate student majoring in Biochemistry and Spanish. She joined the Croatt group in her Sophomore year, Fall 2013.

   

 

Former Group Members

Postbaccalaureates:
Philip Ramirez - Pursuing his MD at UNC-Chapel Hill
Silas Cardwell - Pursing his MD at the University of Michigan
Emma Nagy - Pursuing her PhD in Biology at Harvard University
Paige Daniel - Pursuing her PhD in Chemistry at Duke University

Graduate Students:
Lorraine Norris - Masters Degree in 2013 and is teaching at UNCG, GTCC, and Forsyth Tech
Mary Lingerfelt - Moved to Reggio group in 2013
Hanan Althagafy (Co-Advised with Dr. Oberlies) - PhD Degree in 2013
Kristen Gettys - Masters Degree in 2013-Pursuing her PhD in Chemistry at Purdue University

Undergraduates:
Stephen Frempong - 2012 Graduate-UNC MED Program
Mudita Patel - 2012 Graduate-Postbaccalaureate Program with NIH
Cylivia Lee - 2012 Graduate-Currently working at Greer Labs in Lenoir
Thomas Dietz - 2011 Graduate-Pharmacy School at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Shawn Yeazell - 2011 Graduate Cum laude-UNC Chapel Hill Medical School
Kristen Gettys - 2011 Graduate-UNCG Graduate School