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MeaganMeagan Boll, Chemistry, studio portrait, tag Boll

Educational Background: B.S. in Chemistry, Boise State University

Area(s) of specialization: Biochemistry

Research Focus: Determining the role played by the MTN enzyme in the virulence of hemorrhagic E. coli using proteomics

Advisor: Dr. Ken Cornell


Vannessa CampfieldVannessa Campfield

Educational Background: B.S. in Chemistry, Boise State University

Area(s) of specialization: Forensics

Research Focus: n/a

Advisor: Dr. Owen McDougal


Benjamin LewBen Lew

Educational Background: B.S. in Chemistry, Boise State University

Area(s) of specialization:

Research Focus: 

Advisor: Dr. Adam Colson


Leanna MarquartLeanna Marquart

Educational Background: B.S. in Chemistry, Boise State University

Area(s) of specialization: Biochemistry/Natural Products Chemistry

Research Focus: 

Advisor: Dr. Owen McDougal


Tucker MellesTucker Melles

Educational Background: B.S. in Astrobiology, Florida Institute of Technology

Area(s) of specialization: Analytical Chemistry

Research Focus: Investigating prebiotically plausible routes to peptide nucleic acid monomers and oligomers

Advisor: Dr. Mike Callahan


Shaun Millard, Chemistry Graduate, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla GroverShaun Millard

Educational Background: B.S. in Biology (Human emphasis), B.S. in Pre-Med studies, Boise State University

Area(s) of specialization: Biochemistry and Inorganic Synthesis

Research Focus: Synthesis of transition metal complexes

Advisor: Dr. Adam Colson


Riley OlsenRiley Olsen

Educational Background: B.S. in Chemistry, Boise State University

Area(s) of specialization: Biochemistry

Research Focus: 

Advisor: Dr. Don Warner


Ashley Poppe, Chemistry Graduate Student, Studio Portrait, Priscilla Grover PhotoAshley Poppe

Educational Background: BYU-Idaho, B.S. in Biochemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Biochemistry/Enzymology

Research Focus:  Acyl-substrate recognition in the binding and chemical steps of BmaI1 in Burkholderia mallei

Advisor: Dr. Rajesh Nagarajan


Melissa RobertsMelissa Roberts

Educational Background: Boise State University, B.S. in Chemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Analytical Chemistry

Research Focus: Analysis of soluble organic compounds in thermally altered meteorites by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

Advisor: Dr. Michael Callahan


Patrick SchwartzPatrick Schwartz

Educational Background: Boise State University, B.S. in Chemistry

Area(s) of specialization: Analytical Chemistry

Research Focus: Analysis of soluble organic compounds in carbonaceous chondrites by ultrahigh resolution orbitrap mass spectrometry

Advisor: Dr. Michael Callahan