(left to right) Sam Shepherd, Micah Donor, Jim Prell, Sean Cleary, Michael Leroy, Jesse Wilson, Amber Rolland, Grant Klausen, Tyler Gonzalez (SPUR student from New College of Florida), Zach Miller
Sean Cleary is a fifth-year graduate student at UO and graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS in biochemistry. He hopes to use physical chemistry to understand how the human body uses such a complex network of chemicals to sustain life. Since he spends most of his time in a lab, he likes to spend most of his free time outdoors. His interests include hiking, running, camping, and rooting on the greatest football team in the world, Liverpool FC.
Micah Donor is in his fifth year as a graduate student at the University of Oregon. He graduated from George Fox University with a BS in Chemistry. Micah is interested in approaching biological problems from a physical chemistry perspective, specifically using mass spectrometry and computational chemistry techniques to investigate protein and membrane structure and dynamics. Outside of the lab Micah enjoys running, hiking, photography, and playing the guitar.
Amber Rolland is a third-year graduate student at UO and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a BS in biochemistry. Amber is interested in studying the structure and interactions of proteins. In her free time, Amber enjoys hiking, traveling, and photography.
Andy Swansiger is a second-year PhD student at UO.
Jesse Wilson is a fifth-year graduate student at the University of Oregon. He graduated with a BS in Biochemistry from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Jesse is interested in studying protein structure and protein interactions with other molecules. In his free time Jesse enjoys cooking, and watching sports.
Lejla Biberic is a first-year undergraduate in Biochemistry at the University of Oregon.
Zachary Miller is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Oregon. He is a Biochemistry major with a career goal in pharmaceutical science. His main focus as an undergraduate is to learn fundamental concepts of computational modeling and organic/inorganic chemistry that can then be applied in the pharmaceutical science field later in his career. In the Prell lab he does data analysis in Python and predicts chemical properties using ab initio computations in Gaussian. Outside of school, he enjoys rock climbing, lacrosse and hiking.
Former Group Members
Tyler Gonzalez (REU student from New College of Florida)