Team

Dr. Jessica Fortin and her team of oligomer and fibril exterminators at the Fortin Drug Discovery Laboratory are researching new treatments for both humans and animals.

Join Our Team

Find out about opportunities for undergraduate and graduate researchers and be a part of the exciting research happening in the Fortin Drug Discovery Lab.

Past Members

  • Noah Steven Kos
    Biochemistry Undergraduate Student
    May 2019- Dec 2019 

  • Rachael Smith
    Biochemistry Undergraduate Student
    August 2019 - December 2019 

  • Alyssa Buck
    Chemistry Undergraduate Student
    October 2019-May 2020 

  • Anisa Mohd Rashid
    Chemistry Undergraduate Student
    May 2019- May 2020 

  • Malikah O’Dell
    Chemistry Undergraduate Student
    June 2019-May 2020 

  • Nurhanis Binti Mohd Isa
    Chemistry Undergraduate Student
    May 2019-May 2020 

  • Rachel S. Kepczynski
    Biochemistry Undergraduate Student
    January 2020-April 2020 

  • Thomas Thompson
    Chemistry Undergraduate Student
    May 2019-Dec 2020 

  • Patrick M. Ambs
    Thesis: "Inhibition Strategies for Amyloid Fibril Formation Using Various Molecular Families and Structural Interactions," a paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Kalamazoo College.
    May 2020-Dec 2020 

  • Laken N. Rivet
    Thesis: "In Vitro Characterization of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Early-Stage Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation," a paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Kalamazoo College.
    May 2020-Dec 2020 

  • Shane Johnson
    Chemistry Undergraduate Student 
    January 2020-May 2021 

  • Ashley Hetak
    Veterinary Student 
    August 2019-January 2021 

  • Kelsey Duggan 
    Veterinary Student 
    January 2020-August 2021 

  • Hailey Penticoff 
    Veterinary Student 
    January 2020-August 2021 

  • Thomas Wineland 
    Chemistry Undergraduate Student 
    August 2019-August 2021 

  • Kendra Nicole Nylen 
    Chemistry Undergraduate Student 
    January 2021-August 2021 

  • Pierce Burke 
    Biology Undergraduate Student 
    May 2021-September 2021 

  • Annie McCarty 
    Biology Undergraduate Student  
    September 2021-April 2022

  • Alyssa Smith 
    Animal Science Undergraduate Student 
    November 2021-May 2022

  • Brooke Lenters
    DVM Summer Student
    May 2022-August 2022

  • Ta-Jung Hung  
    Pharmaceutical Science Undergraduate Summer Student  
    May 2022-August 2022
  • Prasanth Akella Saraswati (post-doc) 
    Purdue University 
    November 2021-August 2022