Current Group Members

Gregory M. George, 3rd year PhD student.
Greg was raised on a farm in rural NY and obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from the University at Buffalo. He loves the compounds George and Bi-George, for obvious reasons. Greg enjoys all the sports to ever exist, and he is a die-hard fan of country music and kittens.

Alexander A. D’Arpino, 2nd year PhD student.
Alex hails from Rochester, NY, and earned his B.S. in Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry from the University at Buffalo. He decided to study chemistry after watching “Breaking Bad”. His favorite compound is, surprisingly, not meth, but arsole. Alex is still searching for a place to get a garbage plate in Ithaca, but has settled for the local ice cream in the meantime.
Ann K. Kayser, 2nd year PhD student.
Annie obtained her B.S. in Chemistry with minors in Biology and Philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University. She has an unparalleled love for dogs, Maryland, and cooking. Her favorite compound is diethyl ether because it “smells amazing.”
Tyler J. Azbell, 1st year PhD student.
Tyler grew up in Columbus, OH, and earned his B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Film Studies from Purdue University. His favorite compounds are moronic acid and its derivatives, the moronates. Tyler is an avid fan of running, collecting vinyl, and Cleveland sports.
Devika Pokhriyal, former undergraduate student.
Devika graduated from Cornell in 2019 with a B.A. in Chemistry and Philosophy and is spending a gap year in the Wolcz lab before grad school. Her favorite compound is diethyl azodicarboxylate (DEAD)–how edgy. Devika loves crosswords, true crime shows, softball, and metal (chemistry and music).