Olbelina was born in the Dominican Republic and has lived and studied in the United States since 2002. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015, where she worked with Prof. Thomas Rauchfuss on the study of inorganic complexes that can mimic the activity of hydrogenase enzymes. She joined the lab in June 2015 as a Weiss Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry.
Sarah joined the lab during the fall of 2012. She is working on the development of palladium metallopeptides for asymmetric catalysis.
Jun joined the lab in 2013. His work focuses on selective protein modification.
Cody joined the lab in 2013. His work focuses on the synthesis of small-molecule inhibitors for Lyn kinase activity.
Alicia joined the lab in 2014. She is working on anchoring rhodium to proteins/peptides for the catalysis of minimalistic modifications.
Haopei joined the lab in 2015.
Katie joined the lab in 2016. Her research focuses on selective peptide/protein modification using rhodium(III).
Cullen joined the lab during the fall of 2016.
Andrew joined the lab during the spring of 2017.
Reece joined the lab during the summer of 2017.