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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Sharath Chandra grew up in Hyderabad, India, before attending the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Pune in 2010 for his undergraduate studies. In 2015, he joined the Wheeler group at Texas A&M University for his PhD and subsequently moved to University of Georgia in 2017 alongside the Wheeler group. After graduating with a PhD in computational chemistry from the University of Georgia in 2019, he moved to Binghamton to join the Hirschi and Vetticatt groups as a post doctoral associate. His research focus ranges from homogeneous stereoselective catalysis to autocatalysis and heterogeneous catalysis. He likes everything science and loves to bug people with random facts and questions. Outside of research, he likes to play table tennis, squash, video games, tennis, baking and doodling.



Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Suchand Basuli was born and brought up in West Bengal, India. He obtained his M.Sc. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. Subsequently, he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the same institute, under the guidance of Prof. G. Satyanarayana’s group in 2018. Later, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Subsequently, he gained one year industry experience as well. Very recently (2022), he joined as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Hirschi Lab in the department of chemistry, at Binghamton University. His research activities are focussed on designing new synthetic strategies and study reaction mechanism. He loves playing football and cricket in his free time.



Post-Doctoral Fellow

 Tamal Das was born and grew up in Kolkata, India. After, finishing his M.Sc. degree from the University of Calcutta he joined the Dr. Kumar Vanka lab as a computational chemist in the National Chemical Laboratory and received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Science  in the year 2021. Immediately he moved to university of Oslo, Norway as a postdoctoral researcher in the Hylleraas center for computational simulation and modeling under the supervision of David Balcells and Ainara Nova. Recently at the end of 2023 he joined Dr. Hirschi Lab at Binghamton University, New York as a computational post doctoral research fellow. His overall research activities are focussed on computational modeling of homogeneous, heterogeneous and enzyme catalyzed reaction and study the reaction mechanism. Apart from his research in the spare time he loves to cook, watch and play cricket and spent time with his family.



Graduate Student

Victor Nyagilo grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. He graduated with honors from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in 2019 with a focus on Industrial Chemistry. In the Spring of 2020, Victor joined Binghamton University to start his doctoral degree in chemistry. His research interests include the mechanistic study of photoredox catalyzed reactions for enantioselective drug design. When he’s not in the lab, Victor loves to play soccer, go on adventures and hiking.

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Graduate Student

After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in December of 2016, Josh went on to work for Austin Pets Alive! as a feline leukemia (FeLV) research assistant to help advocate for this population of cats and stop unnecessary euthanasia across the United States. Inspired by the real impact that research can have, he applied to and joined the chemistry department at Binghamton University in the Fall of 2020 as a Ph.D. student. With a passion for education as well, he recently received the Lois Mackey award for excellence in teaching. When he's not working in the lab, you might catch him hiking or mountain biking around nature trails or just relaxing at home watching science fiction movies in his downtime.



Graduate Student

Stephanie is from Long Island, New York.  She attended Stony Brook University for her undergraduate studies, graduating in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Bioengineering. After finding her passion for teaching organic chemistry during undergrad, she joined Binghamton University in Fall of 2020 to pursue a doctoral degree in chemistry. Her research focus is on the mechanistic study of organic and biochemical reactions for the enhancement of drug design. Outside of research, she loves dance, choreographing, baking and drawing.



Graduate Student

Clinton graduated from the International Islamic University Chittagong(IIUC), Bangladesh, with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy. Eventually, he was awarded a scholarship with full funding, and he started studying chemical engineering at Yeungnam University in South Korea. He worked as a research intern in a neuroscience lab in South Korea after earning his master's degree. Clinton enrolled in the doctoral program at Binghamton University in the fall of 2022. In order to become a more accomplished researcher, He hopes to gain more knowledge about organic synthesis and computational chemistry. In his spare time, Clinton enjoys listening to music and audio books.

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Graduate Student

Chetan is from New Delhi, India. He went to Hindu College, University of India for his Bachelor's and Master's in Organic Chemistry. Later, he joined the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum as a project fellow and worked on the synthesis of a variety of metal complexes for catalysis. In 2018, Chetan joined Binghamton University's doctoral program. Chetan loves adventure sports and camping in his free time.

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Undergraduate Student

Kimberly is from Queens, New York. She attended Archbishop Molloy High School and graduated in the spring of 2019. She started Binghamton University that fall as an undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry. She aspires to attend medical school and become a pediatrician. In her free time she enjoys going on walks with her dog, playing soccer, and volunteering.

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Undergraduate Student

Sebastian is from Bronx, New York. He graduated from the Collegiate Institute for Math and Science in 2019 and is currently a third year undergraduate student at Binghamton University, majoring in chemistry. He hopes to pursue a PhD in physical organic chemistry. In his free time, Sebastian enjoys weightlifting, running, video games, and reading.



Principal Motivator

Arguably the most handsome of the group, Col strives to overcome all of life's highest energy barriers with relative ease and aplomb. Practically a living transition state himself, he won't settle for anything less than a solved reaction mechanism and transition state structures.



Post-Dogtoral Fellow

Molly earned her Ph.D. from UC-Barkeley where she focused her studies on the synthesis of the perfect treats. She was paws-itively excited to start her position in the Hirschi lab in 2023 where she now fetches KIEs and retrieves atomistic insight into complex molly-cules. When she’s not in the lab, she enjoys chasing squirrels and reminding Col who’s boss.

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