Chakraborty Group Members

Dr. Saumen Chakraborty

Dr. Saumen Chakraborty

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Email: saumenc@olemiss.edu
Department Profile

Graduate Students:

Suchitra Mitra

Suchitra is an international Ph.D. student. She is excited to work on the Cu project.

Pallavi Prasad

Pallavi is the "BioLogical" component of the lab. She is big time foodie, has been bitten by the travel bug (and loves to explore new places), and is excited to be the protein engineer in lab. She will work on designing peptide inhibitors against Alzheimer's.

Dhanashree Selvan

Dhanashree joined as a graduate student in fall 2017 and is really excited to handle the first project in bioelectrochemistry. She previously has worked with nanomaterials.

Sreya Malayalam Parambath

Sreya joined Chakraborty lab in fall 2018 to study biochemistry. She previously studied synthesis of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and its catalytic applications, but is thrilled to explore the new areas of study.

Divyansh Prakash

Divyansh joined Chakraborty lab in fall 2019 to study bioinorganic chemistry. He believes in transformative challenges and interested in alternate energy research. During his masters a IIT Gandhinagar, Divyansh has acquired synthetic skills, and learned electrochemitry-related and spectroscopic technique.

Undergraduate Students:

Morgan Murphy

Class of 2022
Morgan is an Ole Miss Rebelette and B.S. Chemistry (emphasis: Biochemistry) student with minors in Mathematics and Spanish. She is excited to continue learning protein electrochemistry with Divyansh.

Aditya Surakanti

Class of 2022
Ever since I was young I was passionate to help others. Coming into college, I believed I could do this by studying medicine and became eager to start research. I came across Dr. Chakraborty's lab and have started working with grad students. I look forward to start my honors project in the Fall.

Walker Pedigo

Class of 2022
Walker is a BA Biochemistry major with a minor in Entrepreneurship. He is in the pre-dental track and is excited to develop new skills researching in the Chakraborty group.

Fall 2019:

Fall 2019 Group Photo

(from left: Divyansh, Dhanashree, Brooks, Kaylee, Skyler, Palalvi, Parker, Suchitra, Saumen, Sreya, Zahra, Rose)

Spring 2018:

Spring 2018 Group Photo

(top, from left: Dr. Chakraborty, Richard Covington, Skyler Crane; middle- Greyson Keel, Leigh Sumner, Emory Wills, Rachel Wilkinson; bottom- Dhanashree Prasad, Suchitra Mitra, Pallavi Prasad; not pictured: Emily Wang)

Fall 2017:

Fall 2017 Group Photo (top, from left: Dr. Chakraborty, Skyler Crane, Lauren Greif, Pallavi Prasad, Rachel Wilkinson, Leigh Sumner; bottom: Emily Wang, Dhanashree Selvan, Suchitra Mitra)

Spring 2017:

Spring 2017 Group Photo (top, from left: Kirk Laughter, Blake Rueff, Dr. Chakraborty; bottom: Leigh Sumner, Hayley Schrock, Lauren Greif, Suchitra Mitra, Emily Wang)

Fall 2016:

Fall 2016 Group Photo (from left: Hayley Schrock, Leigh Sumner, Dr. Chakraborty, Emily Wang, Kirk Laughter)

Past Members

Year Student Degree Current Adventures
Spring 2021 Rose Le (Honors Student) B.A. Biochemistry (Spring 2021) Medical Student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center
Spring 2020 Kaylee Holmes (Honors Student) B.S. Chemistry (Spring 2020) Medical Student at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Spring 2020 Skyler Crane (Honors Student; Recipient of ACS Biochemistry Course Award) B.S. Chemistry (Spring 2020) Mississippi Teacher Corps
Fall 2019 Zahra Nazemi Postdoc Research Scientist at UC Irvine
Spring 2019 Greyson Keel (Honors Student and Taylor Medalist) B.S. Chemistry (Spring 2019) Medical Student at East Carolina Medical School
Spring 2019 Richard Covington (Honors Student) B.A. Biochemistry (Spring 2019) Medical Student at University of Mississippi Medical Center
Spring 2019 Emory Wills (Honors Student) B.S. Chemistry (Spring 2019)
Summer 2018 Liz Huynh (High School Student) MS School of Mathematics and Science senior Undergraduate Student at the University of Rochester
Summer 2018 Taina Turner (High School Student) MS School of Mathematics and Science senior
Summer 2018 Kiara Lugo REU Student
Spring 2018 Leigh Sumner (Honors Student; Recipient of ACS Biochemistry Research Award) B.S. Chemistry and B.A. Chinese - 2018 Medical Student at the Univerisity of Mississippi Medical Center
Spring 2018 Rachel Wilkinson B.A. Biology, Minor in Chemistry - 2018 M.S. Student at the University of Alabama
Fall 2017 Lauren Greif B.S. Chemical Engineering (tentative - 2019)
Summer 2017 Mariana Strawn MS School of Mathematics and Science senior
Summer 2017 Gary Nguyen MS School of Mathematics and Science senior Undergraduate Student at MIT
Summer 2017 Hayley Schrock B.A. Psychology - 2018 Medical Student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center
Spring 2017 Blake Rueff B.A. Biochemistry - 2018
Spring 2017 Kirk Laughter B.A. Chemistry - 2018