Former Graduate Students

Many students have graduated with Ph.D. or M.S. degrees from the Hage Laboratory.  These students have gone on to a variety of jobs, including both academic positions (e.g., Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Union College, Univ. Nebraska-Kearney), national laboratories (e.g., the National Institute of Standards and Technology – NIST and the Naval Research Laboratories – NRL) and positions in industry at companies and laboratories in the areas of biotechnology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, clinical chemistry, environmental chemistry, forensic chemistry, and agrichemicals.

The following list shows alumni of this group who have received their Ph.D. or M.S. degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Ph.D. Students
1) Bounthon Loun – Ph.D., Summer 1994, Dissertation title-“Characterization of Drug-Protein Interactions using High-Performance Affinity Chromatography”
2) Peggy F. Ruhn - Ph.D., Summer 1994, Dissertation title-“Studies of Immobilized Antibody Supports and Their Use in Chromatographic Immunoassays”
3) David H. Thomas – Ph.D., Summer 1994, Dissertation title-“Development of High-Performance Immunoaffinity Chromatography”
4) Ju Yang – Ph.D., Summer 1995, Dissertation title-“Theory and Development of High–Performance Affinity Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis for Bioanalysis”
5) Carrie A. C. Wolfe – Ph.D., Fall 1995, Dissertation title-“Studies of the Optimization and Control of Antibody Oxidation for Labeling or Immobilization”
6) John G. Rollag - Ph.D., Fall 1996, Dissertation title-“Studies of Novel Tandem Techniques using RPLC, Adsorption Chromatography & Detection Methods for Analysis”
7) Wanda S. Reiter - Ph.D., Spring 1997, Dissertation title-“Studies of Acridinium Ester Labeled Antibodies for Chemiluminescence Detection in Affinity Chromatography”
8) Stacey A. Tweed – Ph.D., Summer 1997, Dissertation title-“Effects of Heterogeneity on the Characterization of Chromatographic Stationary Phases”
9) William Clarke - Ph.D., Spring 2000, Dissertation title-“Development of Sandwich Microcolumns for use in Rapid Chromatographic Immunoassays”
10) Mary Anne Nelson – Ph.D., Spring 2003, Dissertation title – “Studies of Portable Immunochromatographic Methods for Analysis of Pesticide Residues”
11) Heeseung Kim - Ph.D., Summer 2003, Dissertation title – “Characterization of solute-protein interactions using high performance affinity chromatography and affinity capillary electrophoresis”
12) Jianzhong Chen – Ph.D., Summer 2003, Dissertation title – “Chromatographic studies of drug-protein interactions”
13) Annette Moser – Ph.D., Spring 2006, “Development and use of New Affinity Ligands for Pharmaceutical Analysis”
14) Corey M. Ohnmacht – Ph.D., Summer 2006, “Applications of High-Performance Affinity Chromatography in the Study of Drug-Protein Binding: Examination of Interactions Between Phenytoin and Related Compounds with Human Serum Albumin”
15) Hai Xuan – Ph.D., Summer 2006, “Characterization of Drug Interactions with Alpha 1-Acid Glycoprotein Using High Performance Affinity Chromatography”
16) Chunling Wa – Ph.D., Fall 2006, “Characterization of Affinity Ligands by MALDI-TOF MS and the Preparation of Affinity Restricted Access Media”
17) Rangan Mallik – Ph.D., Spring 2007, “New Affinity Supports for Free Drug Analysis“
18) Min Bian – Ph.D., Summer 2008, ”Studies of Drug-Protein Binding Using a Limited Digestion Method and Immobilized Drug Affinity Columns”
19) John E. Schiel – Ph.D., Spring 2009, ”Clinical and Pharmaceutical Applications of High-Performance Affinity Chromatography”
20) Chad J. Briscoe – Ph.D., Summer 2009, ”Advances in the Application of High Performance Affinity Chromatography to Bioanalysis and Approaches for Improving the Quality and Reliability of Bioanalytical Data”
21) Kathryn (Krina) S. Joseph (Hoy) – Ph.D., Spring 2010,”Chromatogrpahic Studies of Drug-Protein Binding in Diabetes”
22) Omar St. A. Barnaby – Ph.D., Summer 2010, “Characterization of Glycation Sites on Human Serum Albumin using Mass Spectrometry”
23) Michelle Yoo Johnson – Ph.D., Spring 2011, “Development of Microaffinity Columns for Drug Analysis”
24) Abby J. Jackson - – Ph.D., Spring 2011, “Optimization and  Implementation of Entrapment: A Novel Immobilization Technique for High Performance Affinity Chromatography”
25) Raychelle M. Burks – Ph.D., Spring 2011, “Characterization of Novel Macrocyclic Polyether Modified Pseudostationary Phases for Use in Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography and Development of a Chemiluminescence Presumptive Assay for Peroxide-Based Explosives”
26) Joel R. TerMatt – Ph.D., Spring 2011, “De Novo Gene Synthesis by Rapid Polymerase Chain Assembly Coupled with Immunoaffinity Purification: A Novel Process and Workstation”
27) Zenghan Tong – Ph.D., Summer 2011, “Drug-Protein Interactions and Free Drug Fractions Studies by High-Performance Affinity Chromatography”
28) Efthimia Papastavros – Ph.D., Fall 2011, “Affinity Chromatography in Environmental Analysis and Drug-Protein Interaction Studies”
29) Jeanethe A. Anguizola – Ph.D., Summer 2013, “Affinity Chromatographic Studies of Drug-Protein Binding in Personalized Medicine”30) Erika L. Pfaunmiller – Ph.D., Summer 2014, “Development of Novel Affinity Monoliths and Affinity Microcolumns for use in High Performance Affinity Chromatography and Pharmaceutical Applications”31) Matthew R. Sobansky – Ph.D., Fall 2014, “Analysis of Drug Interactions with Lipoproteins by High Performance Affinity Chromatography”32) Ryan E. Matsuda – Ph.D., Spring 2015, “Chromatographic Analysis of Drug-Protein Interactions During Diabetes and Characterization of Human Serum Albumin Through Multidimensional Mass Spectrometry”

33) Xiwei Zheng – Ph.D., Spring 2015, “Analysis of Free Solute Fractions and Solute-Protein Interactions Using Ultrafast Affinity Extraction and Affinity Microcolumns”

34) John Vargas Badilla – Ph.D., Fall 2015, “Applications of High Performance Affinity Chromatography with High Capacity Stationary Phases Made by Entrapment”

35) Cong Bi – Ph.D., Spring 2016, “Analysis of drug interactions with alpha1-acid glycoprotein using high-performance affinity chromatography”

36) Zhao Li – Ph.D., Summer 2016, “Studies of drug-protein interactions using high-performance affinity chromatography”


M.S. Students
1) Bounthon Loun – M.S., Spring 1992, Thesis title-“Characterization of Thyroxine-Albumin Binding using High-Performance Affinity Chromatography”
2) Ju Yang – M.S., Summer 1992, Thesis title-“Characterization of Binding and Chiral Separation of D- and L-Tryptophan on an Immobilized Human Serum Albumin Support”
3) K. Machele Miller - M.S., Summer 1994, Thesis title-“Reaction Rate Determination for the Interactions of Thyroxine-Binding Prealbumin with Thyroxine”
4) Alden A. Zimlich – M.S., Fall 1995, Thesis title-“Examination of Antibody Kinetics and their Application to Chromatographic Immunoassays”
5) Matthew R. Oates - M.S., Spring 1997, Thesis title-“Studies on the Development of Chromatographic Immunoassays for the Separation of Pharmaceutical and Biological Agents”
6) Anuja Chattopadhyay - M.S., Spring 1997, Thesis title-“Application of Capillary Electrophoresis and Protein Modification to Stationary Phase Preparation in High-Performance Affinity Chromatography”
7) Sahana Bose – M.S., Spring 1997, Thesis title-“Application of Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis and Chemiluminescence Detection”
8) Arundhati Sengupta - M.S., Spring 1998, Thesis title-“Characterization of Site Specific Probes for Human Serum Albumin using Zonal Elution Affinity Chromatography”
9) Tong Tian – M.S., Summer 1998, Thesis title-“Application of Protein Modification to Drug Binding Studies and Chiral Separations in High-Performance Affinity Chromatography”
10) Jennifer L. Brocky – M.S., Summer 2000, Thesis title-“Characterization and Analysis of Near-Infrared Dyes and Aldehyde-Activated Supports”
11) Harvey Fries – M.S., Fall 2002, Coursework Masters Degree
12) Arther T. Gates - M.S., Summer 2002, Thesis title-“Immunoextraction of Herbicide Compounds for Analysis by Capillary Electrophoresis”
13) John R. Austin – M.S., Spring 2003, Thesis title – “Studies of Immobilized Human Serum Albumin in Affinity Chromatography”
14) Hai Xuan – M.S., Spring 2003, Thesis title – “Drug Binding Studies of Alpha 1-Acid Glycoprotein Immobilized to High-Performance Liquid Chromatographic Support”
15) Sanjay Mukherjee – M.S., Spring 2004, Thesis title – “A Studies of Drug Protein Interactions using High Performance Affinity Chromatography”
16) Lancia Darville – M.S., Summer 2005, Thesis title – “An Infrared Microscopy for Analysis of Explosives and Silica Supports”
17) Sike Chen – M.S., Summer 2007, Thesis title – “Chromatographic Studies of Drug Binding with High Density Lipoprotein”
18) Sony Soman - M.S., Spring 2008, Thesis title – “Synthesis of Affinity Monoliths and Use of Affinity HPLC in Drug Binding Studies”
19) Mandi Conrad – M.S., Summer 2008, Thesis title – “Development of Analytical Uses of High Performance Affinity Chromatography”
20) Yoon Jeong Jang - M.S., Fall 2008, Thesis title – “Chromatographic Displacement Assay for Carbamazepine using Fluorescent Labels and Affinity Microcolumns”
21) Sara Beth Garlor Basiaga – M.S., Summer 2009, Thesis title – “Affinity Chromatographic Studies of the Effect of Fatty Acids on the Binding of Sulfonylureas to Non-Glycated and Glycated Human Serum Albumin”
22) Jeanethe A. Anguizola – M.S., Summer 2009, Thesis title – “Analysis of Drug Binding to Serum Proteins in Diabetes”
23) Erika L. Pfaunmiller, M.S., Fall 2011, “Development and Optimization of Organic Based Monoliths for Use in Affinity Chromatography”24) Shiden T. Azaria, M.S., Summer 2017, “Development of entrapment columns for the study of affinity based analysis of drug-protein interactions”