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Jasbir S. Arora, Ph.D

Degree: Ph.D. 1997, Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, India
Blair Lab: 2002-2004 and 2007-2012
Currently: Laboratory Director, Advanced Laboratory Services, Sharon Hill, PA

Vinod Arora, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1991, University of Saskatchewan
Blair Lab: 1993 - 1997
Currently: Biotransformation/Bio-analytical Scientist;

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Alexandra Barrantes

Degree: B.A., 1996, Boston University
Blair Lab: 1999

Colin Barry, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2005, Wake Forest University
Blair Lab: 2005 - 2008
Currently: Director, Large Molecule Bioanalysis, Alliance Pharma; Email:

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Sankha "Bobby" Basu, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2011; M.D., 2013, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2008 - 2011
Currently: Clinical Pathology residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston; Email:

Frank Belas, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1992, University of Houston
Blair Lab: 1992 - 1997
Currently: Director, Drug Disposition, Eli Lilly Company; Email:

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Showket Bhat, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2007. Biochemistry (A.M.U., Aligarh, India)
Blair Lab: 2008 - 2011
Currently:Asst. Professor, Applied Medical Sciences, Tabuk University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Email: N/A

Lisa Bottalico, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2017 University of Pennsylavania
Blair Lab: 2012-2017
Currently: Penn-PORT fellow, Weljie Lab, Dept of Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics, Univ of Penn

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Christine Busch, B.S..

Degree: B.S., Purdue University
Blair Lab: 2003-2015
Currently: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Email:

Ajai Chaudhary, Ph.D..

Degree: Ph.D., 1984, Panjab University
Blair Lab:1992 - 1996
Currently: Director & External Capabilities Delivery Lead Pharmaco-kinetics, Pharmacodynamics & Drug Metabolism (PPDM), Merck and Co.

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Tom Chou, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2003, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2003 - 2005
Currently: UC San Francisco, CA

Brian Christman, M.D.

Degree: M.D. 1984, Vanderbilt University
Blair Lab:1985 - 1987
Currently: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine

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Eugene Ciccimaro, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2008, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2004 - 2008
Currently: Research Investigator II, Bioanalytical Research, PCO, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jere L. Compton

Degree: NA
Blair Lab: NA
Currently: Mass Spectrometer Engineer, Vanderbilt University

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Xingpin Cui, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2002, University of Science and Technology of China
Blair Lab: 2002 - 2006
Currently: Beijing Food Safety Monitoring Center
Email: N/A

Arnaldo Diaz, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2008, Texas A&M University
Blair Lab: 2008 - 2010
currently: Assoc. Director Recruitment & Special Programs Adjunct Asst Prof SPATT, Co-Director, Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PennPREP) Biomedical Graduate Studies University of Pennsylvania

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Thien Dinh, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., Ph.D., 2003, University. of California
Blair Lab: 2004 - 2007
Currently: Field Application Specialist at Advion BioSciences

Lamar Dixon

Blair Lab: 1983 - 1997
Currently: Vanderbilt University, Mass Spectrometry Research Center

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Tom Fenn, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1997, University of Minnesota
Blair Lab: 1997 - 1999
Currently: Research Specialist at 3M Health Care; 3M Drug Delivery Systems Division, Carleton College, St. Paul, Minnesota;

Betty Fox

Degree: NA
Blair Lab: 1983 - 1997
Currently: Vanderbilt University
Email: NA

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Ben Fryer, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1997, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 1997
Currently: Johnson & Johnson Company, Principal Scientist
Email: NA

Carlos O. Garner, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1997, Vanderbilt University
Blair Lab:1993 - 1997
Currently:Eli Lilly and Company, Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs

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Ashley Wohler Gerrish, M.D.

Degree:M.D., 2014, Virginia Tech School of Medicine; B.S., 2009, Washington and Lee University
Blair Lab: 2009 - 2010
Currently: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Susanne Goeters, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2001, Philipps University, Marburg Germany
Blair Lab: 2002 - 2004
Currently:Deputy Director Regulatory Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur, Allentown, PA

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Luis Gil De Gomez, Ph.D

Degree: Ph.D., 2013, University of Valladolid
Blair Lab:2015 -2016
Currently:Radiation-Oncology, University of Pennsylvania


Charles "Andy" Goldthwaite, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 1993, University of Virginia
Blair Lab: 1991 -1996
Currently:Goldthwaite & Associates;owner of Medical Writing Business

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L G, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2013, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2014 - 20
Currently: TBA;

Jane Huang, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1993, Vanderbilt University
Blair Lab: 1990 - 1993
Currently: Honor Consulting, providing services in DMPK related disciplines;

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Michael Yuehua Huang, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 2000, Peking University
Blair Lab: 2002 - 2007
Currently:Absorption Company

Anthony Huggett, Ph.D.

Degree: NA
Blair Lab: NA
Currently: Head of Quality Management, Nestlé Nutrition at Nestec S.A., Vevey, Switzerland

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Feng-yin Hsieh, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1992, University of Rhode Island
Blair Lab: 1992 -1995

Koichi Inoue, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 2004, Hoshi University, Tokyo, Japan
Blair Lab:2005 - 2007
Currently:Associate Professor, Laboratory of Analytical and Bio-Analytical Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Japan

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Hemant Jajoo, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1989, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
Blair Lab:1986 - 1989
Currently:Vice President at Lambda Therapeutic Research, Ahmedabad, India


Wenying Jian, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2005, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2002 - 2005
Currently: Johnson & Johnson;

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Sara Kambouris, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1998, Vanderbilt University
Blair Lab: 1993 - 1998
Currently: President, Co-Founder, Infinite Dimensions

Amin Kamel, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1998, University of Rhode Island (in collaboration with the University of Delaware)
Blair Lab: 1988-1990
Currently: Takeda

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Jong Seong Kang, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1998, Wuerzburg University, Germany
Blair Lab: 2007 (visiting scholar)
Currently: College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Korea


Stefanie Khartulyari, M.S.

Degree: M.S., 2007, Tübingen University
Blair Lab: 2007 - 2009
Currently: Senior Consultant at OC Recruitment GmbH & Co. KG

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Maya Khezam, M.S.

Degree: M.S., 2012
Blair Lab: 2011-2012
Currently: West- Ward Pharmaceuticals


Hye Young Kim, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2001, Vanderbilt University
Blair Lab: 2002 - 2003
Currently: Vanderbilt University, Research Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department

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Eileen M. Kowalski, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 1999, Vanderbilt University
Blair Lab: 1993 -1997
Currently : Associate Professor, Head Academic Counselor, Department of Chemistry and Life Science, West Point

Seon Hwa Lee, Ph.D.

Degree: 1999, Sungshin Women's University Seoul, Korea
Blair Lab: 1999 - 2007
Currently: Assistant Professor, Tohoku University, Bioanalytical Chemistry

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Jiarong Li, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 1992, School of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Beijing Institute of Technology
Blair Lab: 1999 - 2000
Currently: Director, Drug Research Center, Chemical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, China


Xiaojing Liu, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2012, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2008 - 2012
Currently: Duke University;Senior Research Associate, Locasale Lab

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Matthew MacDonald, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2012, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2007 - 2012
Currently: Asst Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dipti Mangal, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2005, Delhi University
Blair Lab: 2005 - 2009
Currently: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Soma Lab) New Bolton Center

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Marissa Martinez, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2012, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2006 - 2010
Currently: Post doc, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Zachara Lab

Piero Menna, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 2005, G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti School of Pharmacy and the Center of Excellence on Aging
Blair Lab: 2004 - 2005
Currently: Clinical Pharmacologist, University Hospital of Campus Bio-Medico of Rome

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Ian V.J. Murray, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 1999, McGill University, Canada
Blair Lab: 2007
Currently: Assoc. Prof., Dir. Medical School Resarch Institute (MSRI); Program Director, Med School Assessment Program (MSAP): online admissions course. Chair, Departmental Research St. George’s University, University Centre,
Grenada, West Indies

Masaharu Nakajima, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1988, Tokyo College of Pharmacy, Japan
Blair Lab: 1997 - 1998
Currently: Senior Researcher, Nigata Prefectural Food Research Institute, Japan

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Tomoyuki Oe, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1992, Tohoku University, Japan
Blair Lab: 1996 - 1998 and 2000 - 2007
Currently: Professor, Bio-analytical Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University, Aoba-ku Sendai, Japan;

Shaokun Pang, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1997, SUNY
Blair Lab: 1997 - 1999

Currently: AB Aciex, Sr. Field Applications Specialist;

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Shaokun Pang, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1997, SUNY
Blair Lab: 1997 - 1999 Currently: AB Aciex, Sr. Field Applications Specialist;


Caterina Pettinella, Ph.D..

Degree: Ph.D., 2007, University of "G. D'Annunzio", Chieti, Italy
Blair Lab: 2004 - 2005
Currently: Postdoc, Universidad Biomedico, Roma, Italy; Email:

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Dennis R. Phillips, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1992, University of Utah
Blair Lab:1993 -1994
Currently: Director, Mass Spectrometry Facility, University of Georgia; Email:

Michael Pollack, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 2005, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2001 - 2006
Currently: NIH/NCI, Technical Transfer; Email:

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Chandra Prakash, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1977, University of Delhi, India
Blair Lab: 1985 - 1992
Currently: Agios; Email:


Amy Quinn, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2008, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2003 Rotation
Currently: Investigator (GSK Screening & Compound Profiling), GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA; Email:

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Kannan Rangiah, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2006, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Blair Lab: 2006-2011
Currently: Technology Manager, NCBS, Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms. Bangalore, India


Asha Rathanakumar, M.Sc.

Degree: M. Sc., 2010, Temple University
Blair Lab: 2010-2011
Currently: N/A
Email: N/A

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Diane Rindgen, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1996, Northeastern University
Blair Lab: 1996 - 1999
Currently: Research Investigator, Merck;

Michelle V. Williams Romm, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 2005, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab:2002 - 2005
Currently:AFO - LC & LCMS Education & Consulting Solutions, Agilent Technologies, Inc

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Qian Ruan, Ph.D..

Degree:Ph.D., 2003, New York University
Blair Lab:2003 - 2005
Currently:Senior Research Investigator; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company;

Ashkan Salamatipour

Degree: B.S. 2014, UCLA, Berkeley
Blair Lab:2016 - 2017
Currently: Medical Student, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University; Email:

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Sam Saleh, Ph.D.

Degree:M.S., 1979, Middle Tennessee State University
Blair Lab: 1983 - 1995
Currently: MSenior Research Specialist, Vanderbilt University Email: N/A


Stephanie Sanchez

Degree: N/A
Blair Lab: N/A
Currently: Vanderbilt University; Lab Manager, Division of Clinical Pharmacology Email: N/A

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Vineet Sangar, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 2008, Pennsylvania State University
Blair Lab:2008-2011
Currently: The Institute for Systems Biology

William Schaefer, Ph.D

Degree: Ph.D., 1985, Vanderbilt University
Blair Lab:1985 - 1987
Currently: Retired
Email: N/A


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Sushmita Sen, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2007, Temple University
Blair Lab: 2008 - 2009
Currently: Program Administrator, AACR, Philadelphia, PA


Sumit Shah, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2004, Univ. of Louisiana at Monroe
Blair Lab: 2007 - 2011
Currently: LC/MS applications scientist, Agilent; Email:

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Yu Shi, Ph.D

Degree:Ph.D., 2009, University of Connecticut
Blair Lab:2010 - 2011
Currently: N/A Email:


Roman Shimanovich, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2003, Princeton University
Blair Lab:2003- 2005
Currently: Senior Scientist at Amgen; Email:

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Gurkeerat Singh, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 1991, North Dakota State University
Blair Lab:1997 - 2000
Currently: Research Scientist, Eli Lilly Company; Email:

Nathaniel W. Snyder, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2013 University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2009 - 2014
Currently: Assistant Professor, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

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Nicole Speed, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2010, Vanderbilt University
Blair Lab: 22010 - 2011
Currently:Scientific Director, The Lockwood Group

Xin Tang, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2005, Medical College of Wisconsin
Blair Lab: 2005 - 2007
Currently: Senior Program Manager at Medtron Email: N/A

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Ye Tian, M.S

Degree:M.S., 2002, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2000 - 2004
Currently: Associate Scientist at Schering-Plough Research Institute Email:

Anita Tilve, Ph.D.

Degree: N/A
Blair Lab: 2001 - 2002
Currently: P.E.S. College of Arts & Science, Goa, India

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Santosh Tilve, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D.
Blair Lab:2001 - 2002
Currently: Goa University, Taligao Plateau, India

Montri Thippornwong.

Blair Lab:Aug-Dec 2007
Currently: Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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Daljit Vudathala, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 1990 , University of Alberta (Canada)
Blair Lab: 2002 - 2005
Currently:Sr. Res. Investigator, Toxicol. Lab, New Bolton Ctr, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine; Email:

Cong Wei, Ph.D..

Degree:Ph.D., 2010, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab: 2006 - 2010
Currently:Res. Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Email:

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Angela Wehr, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2011, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab:2006 - 2011
Currently: Associate Director Alkermes, Clinical Pharmacology & Translational Medicine; Email:


Stacy L. Gelhaus Wendell, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 2005, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Blair Lab:2005 - 2011
Currently:Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh; Email:

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Scott Womble, D.Sc..

Degree: D. Sc., 1987, University of Texas at Arlington
Blair Lab:1989 - 1992
Currently: Head DMPK Study Operations/Sr. Project Pharmacokineticist, Alcon Laboratories, Inc. ; Email: N/A


Andrew Worth, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2015, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab:2011 - 2015
Currently: Agios Email:

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JunFeng Xiao, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 2009, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Blair Lab:2009 - 2010
Currently:Field Support Scientist, Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Division. Thermo Fisher Scientific

Jiyun Xu, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2004, Penn State University
Blair Lab: 2003 - 2005
Currently:Senior Patent Attorney, Bayer (China) Limited Email:

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Keyang Xu, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1997, University of Pittsburgh
Blair Lab:1997 - 1999
Currently:Senior Scientist at Genentech; Email:

Kouma Yamashita, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1983, Tohoku University
Blair Lab:1987 - 1989
Currently:Manager, Pharmacokinetics Kayaku Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan; Email: N/A

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Yuan Yan, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2002, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab:2002 - 2005
Currently:Research Scientist, Bio-Rad, California; Email:

Suresh Yeola, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1986, University of Poona, India
Blair Lab:1992 - 1993
Currently:Research Fellow, DMPK, Theravance Biopharma; Email:

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Anastasia Yocum, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2006, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Lab:2002 - 2006
Currently: A2 Idea, Software Consulting Company; Email:

Kenneth Yu, M.D., M.Sc.

Degree:M.D., 1999, Johns Hopkins University
Blair Lab:2003 - 2010
Currently:Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania; Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laborator; Email:

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Jinghua Zhang, M.D.

Degree: M.D., 2001, Peking Union Med. College
Blair Lab: 2002-2003
Currently:Internist, Department of Medicine, Morristown Memorial Hospital, NJ; Email: N/A

Jiyue Zhang, Ph.D.

Degree: M.D./PhD., 1988, Shanghai Inst. Materia
Blair Lab:1989-1992
Currently: Research Scientist II, GSK, Upper Merion, PA; Email:

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Naiyu Zheng, PhD

Suhong Zhang, Ph.D.

Degree:Ph.D., 2006, University of New Orleans
Blair Lab: 2007-2014
Currently: N/A Email: N/A

Email: N/A


Naiyu Zheng, PhD

Degree: Ph.D., 1999, University of Rhode Island
Blair Lab:1999 - 2002
Currently:Res. Scientist, Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Email:

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Peijuan “Penny” Zhu, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 1999, University of Rhode Island
Blair Lab: 1999 - 2002
Currently: Res. Scientist, Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Email:

Xiaoliang Zhuo, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., 2001, University of New York at Albany
Blair Lab: 2001 - 2004
Currently: Research Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb ; Email:

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