Lagalante Group

Villanova University
  • Christopher Donnelly M.S. Chemistry (in progress).
  • Julianna Cresti B.S. Chemistry/B.S. Biochemistry (2021).
  • Brynn Sundberg linkedin-icon-small M.S. Chemistry (in progress).  Brynn Sundberg received a Fulbright Study/Research grant for 2018-2019 in the Netherlands from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education. Over the nine month grant period, she will work at the University of Amsterdam with Dr. Maarten van Bommel, Professor of Conservation Science in the Conservation & Restoration of Cultural Heritage Program, and Dr. Peter Schoenmakers, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences. Her research will include multi-dimensional chromatography for the study and characterization of synthetic organic colorants and technical studies on objects of interest from the National Museum of Antiquities.
  • Vinnie Nobile B.S. Chemistry/B.S. Biochemistry (2019).
  • Harry Eichman M.S. Chemistry (2018).  Chemist at IsoSciences LLC, King of Prussia, PA.
  • Douglas Scheesley linkedin-icon-small M.S. Chemistry (2017). External thesis option.  Research Chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA.
  • Bryan Eck linkedin-icon-small M.S. Chemistry (2017).  Chemist at Environmental Standards (Valley Forge,PA).
  • Tyler Doan B.S. Biology (2019).
  • Claudia Macpherson B.S. Biology (2019).
  • Rachel Selinsky, Ph.D. linkedin-icon-small Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2012), Villanova University Research Post-Doctoral Fellow (2016-2017). Princeton University Research Post-Doctoral Fellow.
  • Prof. Amanda Norbutus, Ph.D. linkedin-icon-small M.S. Chemistry (2008). Ph.D. Preservation Studies (2012) from the University of Delaware / Winterthur. Villanova Mendel Science Experience (MSE) Post-Doctoral Fellow (2012-2015).  Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Rollins College, Orlando, FL (2015-2017).  Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Valencia College, Orlando, FL.
  • Kristen Watts M.S. Chemistry (2015). Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Arizona under Prof. Jeanne Pemberton.
  • Ryan Bauman linkedin-icon-small B.S. Chemistry (2015). Working as a retirement actuarial analyst at Towers Watson in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Ian Ziraldo linkedin-icon-small M.S. Chemistry (2014).  Chemistry laboratory technician and stockroom manager at Saint Mary’s College, CA.
  • Leah Fett linkedin-icon-small M.S. Chemistry (2013).  Analytical chemist in the Dupont Crop Protection Group, DE.
  • Robert Rosano  B.S. Chemistry (2012). M.S. Chemistry (2017 with Prof. Robert Giuliano).
  • Madeline Rotella linkedin-icon-small B.S. Chemistry (2013). M.S. Chemistry (2015 with Prof. Robert Giuliano). Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland.
  • Janette Qian  B.S. Chemistry (transfer to Temple University to study music).
  • Courtney Dillon linkedin-icon-small B.S./M.S. Chemistry (2011/2012).  Marketing Manager for PolySciences, Warrington, PA.
  • Brittany Micelle linkedin-icon-small B.S. Chemistry (2011). Product Director at The Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson.
  • Elizabeth Assenmacher  B.S. Chemistry (2011).  
  • Trevor Safko, Ph.D linkedin-icon-small B.S. Chemistry (2011).  Ph.D. in Chemistry at Georgetown University under Prof. Richard Weiss (2016), Analyst, GP Energy Management (NYC).
  • Peter Greenbacker linkedin-icon-small B.S. Chemistry (2007).  Chemist at IsoSciences LLC, King of Prussia, PA.
  • Courtney Shedden  B.S./M.S. Chemistry (2008/2012). Analytical chemist for Rhodia, Bristol, PA.
  • Caitlin Kelly  M.S. Biology (2010 with Dr. Iyengar).  Ph.D. Ecology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
  • Ray Vlacancich, M.D.  B.S. Chemistry (2009).  M.D. from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Currently in residence at Georgetown Medical School.
  • Mike Barresi, J.D. linkedin-icon-small B.S. Biochemistry (2009). J.D. from Pace University Law SchoolDeputy County Attorney at Nassau County Attorneys Office.
  • Jackie Olsen Jaegar, D.O. linkedin-icon-small B.S. Chemistry (2009, Honors).  D.O. from Lake Erie College of Medicine, PA (2009-2013).  Internal Medicine Residency, The University of Connecticut (2013-2016). Geriatric Medicine Fellow, Harvard Medical School Multi-Campus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship.
  • Tim Oswald  M.S. Chemistry (2009). Analytical chemist at Carpenter Technology, Reading, PA.
  • Frank Cook  M.S. Chemistry (2009). Analytical chemist at Novartis, Boston, MA.
  • Frank Calvosa, J.D. linkedin-icon-small B.S./M.S. Chemistry (2007/2008). College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Gregor Mendel Award for excellence in the Sciences and the G. N. Quam Award for academic excellence in Chemistry.  J.D. (2011) from Columbia University Law School.  Practicing patent law in NYC for Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan.
  • Frank Iosue  M.S. Biology (2008 with Dr. Iyengar).
  • Jonathan Jones linkedin-icon-small M.S. Chemistry (2007). Supercritical fluid chromatography R&D at Waters Corporation, DE.
  • Michael Mirzabeigi, M.D. linkedin-icon-small B.S. Chemistry (2007). M.D. from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident at University of Pennsylvania Health System, Plastic surgeon at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, Atlanta, GA.
  • Touraj Rowhani  linkedin-icon-small M.S. Chemistry (2006). Chemist at Lonza, Atlanta, GA.
Penn State University
  • Steven Gaik, Ph.D. linkedin-icon-small B.S. Chemical Engineering.
  • Nyssa Lewis  B.S. Wildlife Biology (2006). M.S. Science Education, Penn State University (2008).
  • Matthew Felter  B.S. Electrical Engineering.
  • Prof. Becca Ryals, Ph.D. linkedin-icon-small B.A. Environmental Science, Marywood University (2004), M.S. Environmental Management, Duke University (2006). Ph.D. (2012) University of California, Berkeley, Ecosystem Ecology.  Assistant Professor University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Brian Bagis  Chemical Engineering.
  • Joseph McCullon  Biochemistry.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Adam Clarke  B.S. Molecular and Cellular Developmental Biology (1999), Merck sales in NM, CO. Recently sold his own painting business.
  • Robert Hall  B.S. Chemical Engineering (1998).
  • Wendy Andersen, Ph.D. linkedin-icon-small Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Colorado (2000). Analytical Chemist at FDA in Denver, CO.
  • Prof. Brendan Graham, Ph.D.  Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University Western Australia (1998), Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Western Australia.
  • Christian Wood  B.S. Chemical Engineering, Cornell (1997).
  • Melanie Spadi  B.S. Chemistry, Louis Pasteur Institute (1999).
  • Aziz Abdulagatov  B.S. Science, Dagestan Scientific Institute.
  • Prof. Conrad Stoldt, Ph.D. linkedin-icon-small B.A. Chemistry, University of Colorado, (1994), Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Iowa State (1999), Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Ryan Jacobsen  B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, (1996), M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado (1998), engineer for General Electric in Kansas.