CMD Center Administrator

  • phone: 617.353.2515
  • email: lholik

Ms. Lisa Holik received her B.A. from McMaster University and her CSS in Business Administration and Management from Harvard University. She has several years experience at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and the University of California, Irvine. Before working in academia she worked in the private sector. She joined BU-CMD as the Center Administrator in September 2013.



CMD Analytical Core Manager

  • phone: 617.358.0934
  • email: rkcbu

Dr. Chetree received his B.A. in Chemistry from Berea College and his Ph. D. in Analytical Chemistry at Purdue University. His work focuses on Analytical Applications and Instrumentation for small molecules using chromatographic, mass spectrometric, NMR and metabolomics techniques. Ravi joined the BU-CMD as Analytical Core Manager in January, 2016.




CMD Organic Sythesis Specialist

Mr. Richard Trilles joined the CMLD-BU in June 2010. Mr. Trilles was a Scientist in the Discovery Group at Pfizer Global Research and Development in Groton, CT. His research focused on the area of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases. Before Pfizer, he worked at Hoffmann-La Roche in Nutley, NJ, as a medicinal chemist in their Preclinical Department. Mr. Trilles received a B.A. in Chemistry from Rutgers University in NJ.



CMD Postdoctoral Researcher

William is originally from New Haven, Connecticut. He received his Bachelors from the University of Connecticut where he investigated microwave accelerated methodologies under the tutelage of Professor Nicholas Leadbeater. He then pursued his Ph.D. under the guidance of Professor Michael Pollastri at Northeastern University. There he studied medicinal chemistry guided towards developing new therapeutics for neglected tropical diseases. He joined the CMD at Boston University in May of 2015.



CMD Postdoctoral Researcher

  • phone: 617.358.0934
  • email: kcamara

Dr. Camara received her B.S. in biology from Rust College in 2009 and her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from UCONN under the supervision of Prof. Amy R. Howell in 2015. She joined the CMD-BU in May 2015 as a postdoctoral researcher. She is currently involved in the design and synthesis of small molecules as targets for Alzheimer’s disease.


CMD Postdoctoral Researcher

  • phone: 617.358.0934
  • email:


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CMD Postdoctoral Researcher

Nandini obtained her Masters degree in Chemistry from A.V. College, Osmania University, India. After working in pharmaceutical company, she moved to North Dakota State University (2010) to pursue her Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Jayaraman Sivaguru. Her doctoral thesis is focused on stereospecific photochemical transformations of atropisomeric chromophores and organo-photocatalysis using thiourea templates. She joined the BU-CMD in March 2016.



CMD Postdoctoral Researcher

  • phone: 617.358.0934
  • email: wqx

Dr. Xu received B.S. in chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China in 2008 and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2014. After working in Texas for 1 year, he joined the BU-CMD in March, 2016.



CMD Postdoctoral Researcher

  • phone: 617.358.4393
  • email: yueh

Han received his B.S. from National Central University and M.S. in Chemistry from National Taiwan University where he investigated the applications of coumarin derivatives in fluorescent sensors based on PET mechanism under the supervision of Professor Chao-Tsen Chen. He was then working as a research assistant in Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica with Dr. Chin-Ti Chen on the development of novel blue organic light-emitting diodes. He pursued his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Larry W. McLaughlin at Boston College where he synthesized and studied rigidified nucleoside analogues. He then joined Professor Aaron B. Beeler’s group at Boston University as a postdoctoral researcher and worked on photo chemistry, flow chemistry and medicinal chemistry projects. Han joined CMD-BU in October 2015.


CMD Postdoctoral Researcher

  • phone: 617.358.0934
  • email:

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CMD Graduate Student

Mr. Kavouris received his BA in chemistry from Boston University in 2011. In 2014, he received his MS in organic chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and returned to Boston University as a research fellow for the CMD. His current project focuses on the design and synthesis of antileishmanial compounds as part of a collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.



CMD Graduate Student

  • phone: 617.358.0934
  • email: zsun

Julie is a 2nd year graduate student from Dr. Sandor Vajda’s Structural Bioinformatics Lab at the Biomedical Engineering Department. Her current research focuses on synthesizing small molecules for fragment-based drug design.

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CMD Undergraduate Student

  • phone: 617.358.0934
  • email: mattd55

Matthew DiCairano is a junior at Boston University studying chemistry and joined the CMD in May of 2015. His research focuses on synthesis of orthopoxvirus inhibitors.