Congratulations to Dr. Krupa Haranahalli for being awarded the 2020 Scarborough Postdoctoral Award from the Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a cardiovascular company founded by an accomplished medicinal chemist -- Dr. Robert M. Scarborough.





Dr. Ojima and collaborators Dr. Kaczocha, Dr. Trotman, and Dr. Rizzo, are awarded a 4.2 million dollar grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to fight prostate cancer! Read more here or check out the article published in The Prostate.









Congratulations, Jinwoo Kim! Our fourth year graduate student was selected to receive the KASF (Korean American Scholarship Foundation) scholarship!





Congratulations to Yi Sun for receiving his doctoral degree in Chemistry! He took a position in STA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (a subsidiary of WuXi AppTech in San Diego)!





 Yi Sun

Welcome! Fulbright Scholar, Greta Klejborowska, as a Visiting Graduate Student from Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznaƄ, Poland joined the Ojima Laboratory. She is in the final year of her Ph.D. study in Poland and will spend one year in the Ojima Laboratory to work on the tumor-targeted drug conjugates of natural product-based anticancer agents to complete her Ph.D. Thesis. 





Congratulations to Atri Maharaj, Julia Zambito and Peter Alsaloum for graduation with distinctions! 

Atri Maharaj: ACS Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society 

Julia Zambito: Chemistry Award for Outstanding Service by an Undergraduate


Peter Alsaloum: Ward Melville Valedictorian Award; SUNY Chancellors Award for Student Excellence.






Congratulations to Dr. Krupa Haranahalli for being awarded the Young Academic Inventors Award from the Stony Brook University Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (SBU-NAI)






Undergraduate students Julia Zambito and Peter Alsaloum recieved the Undergraduate Recognition Award! Congratulations!



Ph.D. Students Frank Wang and Chuanzhou Zhu join the Ojima Research Group.



Congratulations!!! Professor Ojima was named the recipient of the prestigious Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products by the American Chemical Society.  (See More)

Congratulations and Farewell. Dr. Changwei Wang assumes a postdoctoral associate position at the Professor Shaomeng Wang's laboratory, Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Michigan. He keeps an Affiliated Member status in the Ojima Research Laboratory. 

Congratulations and Farewell. Dr. Yao Zong joins Angion Biomedica Corp., Uniondale, New York as an industrial postdoctoral associate.



Ph.D. student, Adam Taouil, joined the Ojima Research Laboratory. 

Congratulations! Timothy Clement successfully defended his M.S. He continues his graduate study as Ph.D. student. 

Congratulations and Farewell. Dr. Su Yan assumes a postdoctoral associate position at the Professor Martin D. Burke's laboratory, Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbama-Champaign.

August 19:

Ojima Research Lab. Reunion luncheon was held during the 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston (see Photo Gallery). Yi Sun and Monaf Awwa presented their papers at the meeting. 

August 7:

Simons Summer Research Program Symposium was held. Anjali Chakradhar, Erta Kuri and Rachel Li presented their posters.



Congratulations and Farewell. Dr. Yaozhong Zhang joins Adesis, Inc., New Castle, Delaware as a Staff Research Chemist. 

Dr. Antonella Pepe joins the Ojima Research Laboratory as Research Scientist and Chemistry Department as Visiting Associate Professor.


June 29:

Annual BBQ Party (see Photo Gallery)

June 1:

Professor Ojima was invited to the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China for a SUSTech Chemical Science Lectureship and gave a lecture.


May 18:

Commencement, Chemistry Department Convocation: Congratulations to Jingcheng Ren (M.S.), Anna Panapakides (B.S.) and Senuri Pathiranage (B.S.)!  Senuri and Anna graduated with honors (cum laude). (see Photo Gallery)

May 17:

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony for Ph.Ds.: Congratulations Su Yan, Yaozhong Zhang and Yao Zong! (see Photo Gallery)


April 25:

EUREKA Symposium was held. Sarika Hira, Peter Alsaloum and Sanuri Pathiranage presented their posters.



Farewell. Dr. Yunrong Jing, Visiting Scientist, completed her very productive sabbatical at the Ojima Research Lab, returning to China.

Congratulations and Farewell. Dr. Xin Wang joins Genesco, Cambridge, MA, as Staff Research Chemist.

March 18: 

Ojima Research Lab. Reunion Luncheon was held during the 255th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans (see Photo Gallery). Yunrong Jing, Krupanadan Haranahalli, Su Yan, Yaozhong Zhang and Julia Zambito presented their papers at the meeting. 



Ph.D. students, Allan Tran and Lei Chen, as well as a B.S./M.S. student, Jingon Riu joined the Ojima Research Laboratory. 

January 10: 

Ojima Research Lab. Mini-Reunion luncheon was held in Guangzhou, China during Professor Ojima's visit to the Chinese Academy of Sciences Guangzhou Institute for Biomedicine and Health (GIBH). (See More)



Dec 2017

Congratulation to Sarika Hira for receiving her B.S. Degree with distinction (suma cum laude) and high GPA!  


Nov 2017 

Congratulations to Dr. Krupa Haranahalli for winning 1st Place -Postdoc spotlight! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ODO15Gufz8)

Oct 2017 

Congratulations to Dr. Krupa Haranahalli for receiving one of the three "Best Poster Award for Medicinal Chemistry" at ICB&DD annual Symposium.

krupa Spotlight

Sep 2017 


Happy Birthday to Pat! Congratulations to Pat for her 20th anniversary in Ojima research Group! Thank you for your contributions and we are so lucky to have you!


May, Aug 2017 

Congratulations to Dr. Xin Wang and Dr. Changwei Wang for receiving their Ph.D. Degree!

Congratulations to Qianwen Gan and Katherine Maffucci for receiving their M.S. Degree!

Congratulation to Christie Shea for receiving her B.S. Degree!  We also congratulate her for her achievements: GPA 3.96, Outstanding Chemistry Student Award, Undergraduate Recognition Award for Academic Excellence. She will be joining the "Tri-Institutional Ph.D. Program in Chemical Biology" operated by Rockefeller University, Weill Cornell Medicine, and  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

2017 Commencement

December 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Longfei Wei for starting his job at AMRI, Albany! 

September 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Simon Tong for assuming a Lecturer position in Organic Chemistry Univ. Binghamton!

Congratulations to Dr. Krupa Haranahalli for receiving her postdoc position for Prof. Maurizio Del Poeta, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Prof. Ojima at ICB&DD!

August 2016

Congratulations to Longfei Wei, Simon Tong, Krupa Haranahalli for receiving their PhD degrees!


July 2016

Congratulations to Yaozhong Zhang for being selected to be Scholar in Biomedical Science Program!  Click here for more info!



March 2016 

Congratulations to Longfei Wei for receiving the Chemical Computing Group Research Excellence Awards in Medical Chemistry at the March 2016 ACS Meeting in San Diego!

March 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Siyeon Lee for starting her new job at Vireo Health!


October 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Siyeon Lee for receiving one of the three Best Poster Awards at 9th Annual ICB&DD Symposium!


September  2015

Congratulations to Dr. Chih-Wei Chien for being appointed as R&D Scientist at the SinoPharm, Taiwan!

Congratulations to Dr. Tao Wang for been appointed as Senior Scientist at the Kashiv Pharma, LLC in New Jersey!


July 2015

Congratulations to Professor Ojima for receiving the Ji-Yu Guo Endowment Distinguished Lectureship Award, Institute of Chemistry and BioMedical Sciences, Nanjing University!

Ji-Yu Guo Endowment

June 2015

Congratulations for a successful Stony Brook Symposium on "Chemical Synthesis in Life Sciences", celebrating the achievements of Professor Iwao Ojima on the occasion of his 70th Birthday!

For events and photos, please click here!




December 2014

Congratulations to Bora Park for receiving her PhD. degree! We wish her good luck at UC-Berkeley!


December 2014

Congratulations to Yang Zang for receiving his PhD. degree! We wish him good luck at Wuxi AppTech in Wuhan, China!


November 2014

Congratulations to Yao Zong, Yaozhong Zhang, and Su Yan for passing their first meetings and became PhD. candidates!


August 2014

Congratulations to Jacob Vineberg for receiving his PhD. degree and the award of Excellence in Doctoral Research! We wish him good luck at Pfizer!


August 2014

Congratulations to Divya Awasthi for receiving her PhD. degree and the Maria Tzamarioudaki Memorial Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student! We wish her good luck at Rutgers University in New Brunswick!

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