Graduate Students

Jacobs Jordan

Jake obtained a B.S. degree from the University of New Orleans in both biology (2009) and chemistry (2010). He began his doctoral work at Tulane in Fall 2011 and joined the group in Spring 2012.

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Kaiya Wang

Kaiya obtained his B.S. degree fromĀ Jiangsu University in June 2012. He joined the group in fall 2012.

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Matthew Hillyer

Matthew graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan. He joined the group in fall 2012.

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Thong Nguyen

Thong (Tom) is an international graduate student from Vietnam. He obtained his B.S. degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2012. He joined the group in fall 2012.

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Matt Sullivan

Matthew Sullivan (Sully) was a new graduate student at Tulane in the spring of 2013. He joined the Gibb Group in April 2013.

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Anthony Wishard

Anthony earned his B.S. from Franklin & Marshall College in 2013. He moved to New Orleans in 2013 to pursue his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Tulane University and joined the Gibb Group in Fall 2013.

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Xiaoyang Cai

FrankXiaoyang (Frank) Cai joined the Gibb group in November of 2014. His research will focus on the development of supramolecular smart polymers.

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Wei Yao

Wei Yao obtained his B.S. in Pharmacy and M.S. in Medicinal Chemsitry from China Pharmaceutical University (Nanjing. He joined the Gibb group in November of 2014.

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Paolo Suating

Paolo Suating received his B.S. (Chemistry) from Northern Illinois University and joined the Gibb Group in November 2016.

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Nicholas Ernst

Nicholas (Nick) Ernst attended Purdue University at Calumet and received his degree in chemistry in 2016. He later moved to New Orleans to pursue his PhD in Chemistry from Tulane where he joined the Gibb Group in December 2016.

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Hanna Aziz

Hannah Aziz is from Texas where she attended Texas A&M where she obtained both a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Genetics in 2015. She began her PhD career at Tulane in Fall 2016, and she joined the Gibb Group in December 2016.

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