Group Alumni

Group Alumni

Joshua C. Bauman

Josh Bauman

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sophomore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email:  joshua.bauman12@gmail.com

  • Multi-tissue metabolic modeling of plants.

Noah Berkenwald

Noah Berkenwald

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Freshmen, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email:  nberkenwald2@huskers.unl.edu

  • Characterization of the metabolically versatile bacteria Rhodopseudomonas palustris.
Cameron Gilley

CameronUndergraduate Research Assistant
Sophomore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Engineering Rhodopseudomonas palustris to convert lignin breakdown products, light, and carbon dioxide into biodegradable plastic.
Naomi Tsukada
Naomi Tsukada

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sophomore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: n.tsukada153@gmail.com

  • Investigating the metabolism of Actinobactillus succinogenes 
  • Developing a method to regulate gene expression using the inducible promoter P­BAD.
Leila Ba

Leila Ba

Undergraduate Research Assistant (UCARE)
Junior, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email:  lba@huskers.unl.edu

Research: Understand the stress response mechanisms in rice leaf tissue and develop non-intuitive genetic intervention strategies to ensure stress tolerance as well as to design robust high-yielding rice variety.

Current position: Senior, CHBE, UNL

Ali Keshk

Lincoln Southwest High School  
Email: ali.m.keshk@gmail.com

I am currently attending Lincoln Southwest High School. I plan to go to UNL and complete a bachelor's degree in software engineering. I'm going to try to get into the Raikes School when I apply, as well. I also plan to complete a master's degree in bioinformatics. I may consider pursuing a PhD in the future, as well.

Bree Brunsman

Senior, Lincoln East High School  

My current education plans involve studying either biology or computer science in college, likely at either Hastings or UNO. In the future I'd like to study animals or ecology for a living, or an undecided career in computer science.

Kareem Keshk

Senior, Lincoln Southwest High School                                                                                                                                              

I plan to apply to the Raikes School at UNL and complete a bachelor's degree in software engineering. I then plan to complete my master's degree in Bioinformatics. I am also considering getting my PhD after that. When I enter into my career, I plan on being a biotech who specializes in bioinformatics.

Shardhat Reddy Daggumati

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Junior, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: srd9998@gmail.com
Research: Constructing a genome-scale metabolic model for Methylobacter using a multifaceted approach.
Current position: 

Tony Le

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Junior, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: tonyleaiy1997@gmail.com
Research:Creating a genome-scale metabolic model of the methane oxidizer Methylobacter 
Current position: 

Taity Changa

Postdoctoral researcher

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: 215 Othmer Hall, UNL City Campus
Email: tcchanga@gmail.com

Matthew Van Beek
Matt

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: matt.v.b@hotmail.com
Research: Metabolic model-based identification of drug targets for pathogen Staphylococcus aureus.
Current position: PhD student in Chemical Engineering, MIT

Josue E O'Neill-Maldonado

Bioenergy REU Student, Summer 2018JosueSophomore, Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus
Email: josue.oneill1@upr.edu
Research: In Silico Aided Metabolic Engineering of Actinobacillus succinogenes for Production of Succinate.
Current position: Senior year undergraduate student, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (as of 2019)

Kyle Buchanan

Kyle Buchanan

Bioenergy REU student Summer 2017


Email: kbuchanan22@gmail.com
Research: Developing a genome-scale metabolic model for Actinobacillus succinogenes for maximzing the production of succinic acid.
Current position: Senior year undergraduate student, UIUC (as of 2019)

Conner William Lunn

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Febraury 2017 - December 2017

Email: connerlunn@gmail.com
Research: Developing a kinetic metabolic model and discovery of regulation pathways especially for melanin production of the black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis.

Current position: Senior, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, UNL