Sameera received his BSc Chemistry special (Honors) from the University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka in 2014. He then pursued an MS in Engineering (Materials) Special Educational Program for Green Energy Conversion Science and Technology from the University of Yamanashi-Japan where he received his degree in 2016. He is interested in in vitro reconstitution and studying the transport mechanism of transition metals by membrane transporters.
Marc graduated from the University of the Philippines in 2013 with a BS Chemistry degree. He then moved to Texas to pursue his graduate studies at UTD with a focus on metal translocation by membrane proteins. He’s usually on Netflix, reading YA novels or playing Fortnite in his spare time.
Jenifer received her BSc in Chemistry from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños in 2013. Currently, she is working on spectroscopic characterization of metal-binding proteins in the central nervous system. In her free time, she enjoys arts and crafts, reading books, and hiking.
DR. GORDON IRVINE
Gordon received his BSc in Biochemistry from Brock University in his hometown of St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. His PhD thesis investigated the structural determinants of the metalation mechanism of apo-metallothioneins under the supervision of Martin Stillman at The University of Western Ontario. Currently, he is working on developing a novel platform to study transmembrane metal transport. He enjoys DIY projects, hiking and traveling.
Razaq received an Associate in Liberal Science in May 2015 and now attends the University of Texas at Dallas as a Biochemistry major. He intends to follow the MD/ PhD route in his education, and some of his hobbies include writing and performing creative poetry and prose, fantasy/ sci- fi reading, and philosophy.
Victor is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Healthcare Studies program at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. The program is comprised of a combination of science courses, such as Biochemistry, and healthcare related courses designed to give students a multidisciplinary perspective on human health and healthcare.