Meet the team!

Jaclyn M. Winter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Jackie obtained her B.S. in Chemistry and Molecular Genetics from the State University of New York College at Fredonia and was a Merck/AAAS undergraduate research fellow. She obtained her Ph.D. in Marine Natural Product Biosynthesis under the guidance of Professor Bradley Moore at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. As a graduate student, she was awarded a predoctoral Marine Biotechnology Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award as well as the Claude ZoBell fellowship. After graduate school, Jackie carried out a postdoctoral appointment with Professor Christian Hertweck at the Hans Knöll Institute and Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology in Jena, Germany where she isolated and characterized bioactive natural products from filamentous fungi. For her second postdoctoral appointment, Jackie joined the laboratory of Professor Yi Tang at UCLA where she explored the biosynthesis of fungal polyketides and developed techniques to manipulate these biosynthetic systems in order to expand their natural product capabilities. While at UCLA, she was awarded the L’Oréal/AAAS USA postdoctoral fellowship for Women in Science. In 2015, Jackie joined the Medicinal Chemistry Department in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah.

Dr. Changshan Niu
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Dr. Peng Zhang
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Dr. Stephanie “Billie” Heard
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Elijah Bring Horvath
Graduate Student
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Georgia Morgan
Graduate Student
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Abby Scott
Graduate Student
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Ama Boamah
Smith College

Chelsea Bordon
University of Utah
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Emilio Del Toro
Boston College

Grace Gould
University of Utah
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David Gallegos 2019-2021
Current position: Lead Product Development Scientist at Teva Pharmaceuticals, Utah

Emilio Cortez 2016-2018
Current position: Postdoc at the University of Utah

Guangwei Wu 2016-2020
Current position: Assistant Professor at Nanjing forestry University, Nanjing, China

Stephen Bell 2015-2017
Current position: Director of Research and Development at Colorado Seed Inc.


Gnoulelein Tako 2021
Adar Livni 2019-2020
Chris Fullmer 2017-2018
Vidya Subrahmanyam 2016
Wilson Chen 2016
Heilly Galvez 2015-2018

Graduate Students

Uonita Khachoomian  2019-2021
PharmD project mentor

Abbey Smith  Summer of 2019
PharmD, PSURF mentor

Matthew Savas  Summer of 2019
PharmD, PSURF mentor

Cy Perkins 2017

High School

Jayce Clark 2021
Jeannette Dimpel 2018-2020
Tom Shreeve 2018
Jonathan Villareal 2017
Randy Chou 2016-2019
Georgia Alley 2016
Varesh Gorabi 2016-2019
Parke Ross 2015