Boros Group Members


Eszter Boros (PI)

Eszter Boros obtained her B.Sc. (2006) and her M.Sc. (2007) at the University of Zurich and her Ph.D. (2011) in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia. She was a postdoctoral fellow (2011-2015) and later instructor (2015-2017) in Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In August 2017, Eszter joined the Chemistry Department at SBU as an assistant professor; she also holds appointments with the departments of Pharmacology and Radiology at Stony Brook Medicine.   Eszter’s current CV

Eszter Boros obtained her B.Sc. (2006) and her M.Sc. (2007) at the University of Zurich and her Ph.D. (2011) in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia. She was a postdoctoral fellow (2011-2015) and later instructor (2015-2017) in Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In August 2017, Eszter joined the Chemistry Department at SBU as an assistant professor; she also holds appointments with the departments of Pharmacology and Radiology at Stony Brook Medicine.

Eszter’s current CV

 

Grace Ahn (Post-doc)

Grace Ahn received her PhD from Texas A&M University, having worked on synthesis of di(hydroperoxy)alkane adducts of phosphine oxides and their application as oxidants in organic reactions. Prior to moving to Texas, she lived in Vancouver, Canada, where she obtained B.S. in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia. In her free time, Grace likes to go ice-skating, run half-marathons, or catch up on the current round of English Premier League. COYS!

Grace Ahn received her PhD from Texas A&M University, having worked on synthesis of di(hydroperoxy)alkane adducts of phosphine oxides and their application as oxidants in organic reactions. Prior to moving to Texas, she lived in Vancouver, Canada, where she obtained B.S. in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia. In her free time, Grace likes to go ice-skating, run half-marathons, or catch up on the current round of English Premier League. COYS!

 

PhD Students

 

Apurva Pandey

Apurva Pandey is a second year Ph.D. student. She received her M.S. in Chemistry from University of Delhi, India where she specialized in Inorganic Chemistry. Apurva is a proud Ravenclaw, when not in lab she can be found cooking different foods and collecting Harry Potter merchandise.

Apurva Pandey is a second year Ph.D. student. She received her M.S. in Chemistry from University of Delhi, India where she specialized in Inorganic Chemistry. Apurva is a proud Ravenclaw, when not in lab she can be found cooking different foods and collecting Harry Potter merchandise.

 

Alexia Cosby

Alexia Cosby is a second year PhD student. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oregon in 2017, where she researched inorganic synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles. When she is not in the lab, Alexia can be found playing with her cat, Pam, and cooking tasty foods. After grad school, she would like to continue work in academia.

Alexia Cosby is a second year PhD student. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oregon in 2017, where she researched inorganic synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles. When she is not in the lab, Alexia can be found playing with her cat, Pam, and cooking tasty foods. After grad school, she would like to continue work in academia.

Brett Vaughn

Brett Vaughn is a second year PhD student. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Kansas State University in 2010 when he worked on gallium-doped quantum dots. He enjoys cooking, movies, and bicycling.

Brett Vaughn is a second year PhD student. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Kansas State University in 2010 when he worked on gallium-doped quantum dots. He enjoys cooking, movies, and bicycling.

 

Kirsten Martin

Kirsten Martin is a first year PhD student. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Georgia Tech in 2017, where she worked to synthesize and characterize tetravalent lanthanides. In her free time, Kirsten enjoys baking and reading historical fiction.

Kirsten Martin is a first year PhD student. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Georgia Tech in 2017, where she worked to synthesize and characterize tetravalent lanthanides. In her free time, Kirsten enjoys baking and reading historical fiction.

 

Undergraduates - Research

Chloe Savino

Chloe Savino is a junior in the Honors College majoring in Chemistry. She is originally from Long Island, New York. In her free time, Chloe enjoys swimming, skiing, and listening to Broadway soundtracks. She plans on pursuing a career in medicine in the future.

Chloe Savino is a junior in the Honors College majoring in Chemistry. She is originally from Long Island, New York. In her free time, Chloe enjoys swimming, skiing, and listening to Broadway soundtracks. She plans on pursuing a career in medicine in the future.

Joe Cavalieri

Piyusha Lotlikar

Piyusha is a junior in the Honors College majoring in Chemistry. She is from Elmont, NY and spends her free time reading through nonfiction books, enjoying the outdoors, and planning out her next big cooking and baking projects.

Piyusha is a junior in the Honors College majoring in Chemistry. She is from Elmont, NY and spends her free time reading through nonfiction books, enjoying the outdoors, and planning out her next big cooking and baking projects.

 

Undergraduates - Curriculum development/ Chem Ed

Jesse Zuccaro

Zirwa Zaki




Administrative Staff

Bubbles the dog

Bubbles currently oversees scheduling of his own naps in Eszter’s office. Bubbles hails from the Canadian province Manitoba and has spent time in Vancouver and Boston before moving to Long Island. His research interests are centered on investigating the solubility of dog kibble in his mouth. When not impeding work and meetings in Chemistry 629, Bubbles likes to go on short walks, eat large meals and pass out wherever convenient.

Bubbles currently oversees scheduling of his own naps in Eszter’s office. Bubbles hails from the Canadian province Manitoba and has spent time in Vancouver and Boston before moving to Long Island. His research interests are centered on investigating the solubility of dog kibble in his mouth. When not impeding work and meetings in Chemistry 629, Bubbles likes to go on short walks, eat large meals and pass out wherever convenient.


Alumni

Justin Devaraj graduated in 2019 with a B.S. in biology and worked in the Boros lab for just under two years. Next year he will be attending the Stony Brook University Paramedic program and applying for the masters degree program in Physiology and Biophysics at Stonybrook university.

Justin Devaraj graduated in 2019 with a B.S. in biology and worked in the Boros lab for just under two years. Next year he will be attending the Stony Brook University Paramedic program and applying for the masters degree program in Physiology and Biophysics at Stonybrook university.

Daniel Thach graduated in 2019 with a B.S. in biology. He worked in the Boros lab for two years. After graduation, Daniel intends on taking a gap year before pursuing medicine, and, in the meantime, plans to work in cancer pharmaceutical research.

Daniel Thach graduated in 2019 with a B.S. in biology. He worked in the Boros lab for two years. After graduation, Daniel intends on taking a gap year before pursuing medicine, and, in the meantime, plans to work in cancer pharmaceutical research.

Gregory Quevedo was a senior biochemistry major from New York City, and worked in the Boros lab for just under two years. After undergrad, he plans to pursue a career in medicine.

Gregory Quevedo was a senior biochemistry major from New York City, and worked in the Boros lab for just under two years. After undergrad, he plans to pursue a career in medicine.