Lei Zhu

PhD, Principal Investigator

BS, Chemistry, Beijing University

PhD, Chemistry, New York University

Postdoctoral, Organic Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

Email: lzhu@chem.fsu.edu

Lei Zhu received his Bachelor's Degree in chemistry from Peking University in 1997. In that summer, Lei went to New York University for graduate studies in chemistry under the mentorship of Professor James Canary. After defending his PhD dissertation in January 2003, Lei joined Professor Eric Anslyn’s group at the University of Texas at Austin as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Upon completing his postdoctoral appointment, Lei started his independent career in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University in August 2005.

Quinton Meisner

PhD Candidate, 5th Year

BS, Chemistry, Kennesaw State University, GA

MS, Chemistry, Florida State University, FL

Email: qmeisner@chem.fsu.edu

Research interest: Light-emitting molecules and materials

Miguel Macias-Contreras

PhD Candidate, 4th Year

BS, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Mexico

MS, Chemical Sciences, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico

Email: mcontreras@chem.fsu.edu

Research interest: Developing fluorescent indicators for biological imaging

Peiye Liu

PhD Candidate, 3rd Year

BS, Chemistry, Nankai University, China

Email: peiyeliu@chem.fsu.edu

Research interest: Metal-catalyzed reactions and mechanisms

Joe Hurley

Graduate Student, 2nd Year

BS, Chemistry, Northern Illinois University, IL

Email: jhurley@chem.fsu.edu

Research interest: Light-emitting molecules and materials

Neda Arabzadeh

Graduate Student, 1st Year

Neda received her MS degree in Organic Chemistry from Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran. Her current research involves the studies of fluorescent molecules that contain intramolecular hydrogen bonds. 

Brendan Marlin

Undergraduate Student, Senior

Brendan is working on the synthesis of new organic fluorescent molecules. 

Brandon Nusser

REU Undergraduate Student, California State University, Chico

Brandon spent the summer of 2018 to study new solvatochromic fluorescent molecules. 

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Created by Lei Zhu, 2017

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