Current Group Members

Graduate and Undergraduate Students

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Meredith Allen

Ph. D. candidate (Sept 2016-)

NSERC CGS-M (2017-2018)

NSERC PGS-D (2018-2021)

B. Sc. University of Western Ontario
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Summary of Research: New reactions of O-isocyanates and hydroxylamines


Alshimaa Mohamed

Ph. D. candidate (Jan 2019-)

B. Sc. Minia University, Egypt
Hometown: Minia, Egypt

Summary of Research: Carbon-carbon bond forming reactions with masked isocyanate derivatives


William Gagné Monfette

Ph. D. candidate (Jan 2018-)

FRQNT B1X (2019-2020)

QEII-GSST (2020-2022)

B. Sc. University of Sherbrooke
Hometown: Disraeli, Québec

Summary of Research: Masked N-isocyanates and medicinal chemistry

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Frédéric Vuillermet

Ph. D. candidate (July 2020-)

NSERC CGS-M (2021-2022)

B. Sc. University of Sherbrooke
Hometown: Blainville, Québec

Summary of Research: N-Isocyanate reactions

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Sherif Meshref

Ph. D. candidate (Sept 2020-)

B. Sc. University of Waterloo
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Summary of Research: Medicinal chemistry (pain relief)



Myroslava Volosheniuk

M. Sc. candidate (Sept 2020-)

MITACS (2019)

B. Sc. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Hometown: Kyiv, Ukraine

Summary of Research: Cope-type hydroamination and hydroxylamine syntheses

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Huy Minh Ly

Ph. D. candidate (Jan 2021-)

B. Sc. University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City
M. Sc. University of Sherbrooke
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Summary of Research: New approaches to hydroamination


Bhavana Uppalapati

Ph. D. candidate (Sept 2021-)

B. Sc. University of Toronto (Mississauga)
M. Sc. Brock University
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario

Summary of Research: Synthesis of amides and nitrogen heterocycles

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Julia Mandato

M. Sc. candidate (Sept 2021-)

B. Sc. University of Guelph
Hometown: Newmarket, Ontario

Summary of Research: Medicinal chemistry (pain relief)


Daniel Barriault

M. Sc. candidate (May 2022-)

B. Sc. University of Ottawa
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Summary of Research: Hydroxylamine syntheses


Rosemary Karn

B. Sc. student (September 2019-), Honour’s student (May 2022-)

Hometown: Steady Brook, Newfoundland

Summary of Research: New separation methods of secondary and tertiary amines

Prospective students: Please contact Prof Beauchemin by email ( Adding personal information (CV and transcripts) is strongly encouraged.


Group Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers/Visiting Professors

Dr. Neda Firoozi (co-supervised by Prof. Jeff Keillor 2019)
Ph. D. (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran)
CCRI PDF, University of Ottawa

Dr. Dalia Abdelhamid (Feb-Aug 2018)
(Visiting professor)

Dr. Adam McCubbin (Winter 2018)
(Visiting professor)

Dr. Claudia El Nachef (2016-2018)
Ph. D. (University of Florida)
Replacement Professor, University of Ottawa

Dr. Kim Apperly (co-supervised by Prof. Chris Boddy 2018)
Ph. D. (University of Ottawa)
CIHR Granting Agency

Dr. Jing An (co-supervised by Prof. Howard Alper 2015-2016)
Ph. D. (Central China Normal University)
JiangSu Sevencontinent Green Chemical Co., Ltd.

Dr. Atefeh Shamsian (Mar 2015-Dec 2015)
NSERC Engage grant

Dr. Sampada Chitale (2012-2015)
Ph. D. (University of Connecticut)
Paraza Pharma Inc., Montreal

Dr. Pouyan Zahedi (2013-2015)
Ph. D. (University of Saskatchewan)
Toronto Research Chemicals

Dr. Wei Gan (2010-2012)
Ph. D. (Queen’s)
MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Shu-Bin Zhao (2011-2012)
Ph. D. (Queen’s)
Start-up company in Toronto

Dr. Nicolas Das Neves (2011-2013)
Marie Curie Industrial PDF

Graduate Students

Jasper Adam May Quartus, M.Sc. student (2018-2021)
B.Sc. (University of Ottawa)
PanTHERA CryoSolutions

Ryan Ivanovich, Ph.D. student (2015-2020)
B.Sc. (University of Ottawa)
Scientific Evaluator, Health Canada

David Brzezinski, M.Sc. student (2018-2020)
B.Sc. (University of Ottawa)
Novartis, Cambridge, MA, USA

Dilan Polat, Ph.D. student (2015-2019)
B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris)
Paraza Pharma, Québec

Binjie Li, Ph.D. student (2014-2019)
B.Sc. (Central China Normal University, Wuhan)
Teaching position at Hubei University, China

Joshua Derasp, Ph.D. student (2014-2019)
B.Sc. (University of PEI)
Postdoctoral Position with Jason Hein (UBC)

Phillipe Lemire, M.Sc. student (2016-2018)
B.Sc. (University of Ottawa)
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Qiang Wang, Visiting Ph.D. student (2016-2018)
Ph.D (Central China Normal University, Wuhan)
Postdoctoral Position with Prof. Shu-Li You (SIOC)

Mohammed Ahmed Mostafa Ali Dahab, Visiting Ph.D. student (2015-2017)
Ph.D (Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University, Cairo 11884, Egypt.)
Lecturer, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Eslam Elkaeed, Visiting Ph.D. student (2015-2017)
Ph.D (Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University, Cairo 11884, Egypt.)
Lecturer, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Parsa Jamshidi, M.Sc. student (2015-2017)
B.Sc. (University of Ottawa)
Technical Officer – National Research Council Canada

Indee Ranasinghe Gamage, M.Sc. student (2015-2017)
B.Sc. (University of Ottawa)

Amanda Bongers, Ph.D. student (2011-2016)
B.Sc. (University of Waterloo)
Postdoctoral Position with Allyson Flynn (University of Ottawa)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Queens University, Kingston (check her webpage!)

Jean-François Vincent-Rocan, Ph.D. student (2011-2016)
B.Sc. (University of Ottawa)
BioVectra Inc., PEI

Lyanne Betit, M.Sc. student (2013-2015)
B.Sc. (University of Ottawa)
NSERC Granting Agency, Ottawa

Kaitlyn Lavergne, M.Sc. student (2013-2015)
B.Sc. (University of Ottawa)
Transport Canada, Ottawa

Christian Clavette, Ph.D. student (2009-2014)
B.Sc. (University of Ottawa)
Law School, University of Ottawa

Colin Hesp, M.Sc. student (2011-2014)
B.Sc. (University of Guelph)
University of Toronto School of Pharmacy

Melissa Macdonald, Ph.D. student (2009-2014)
B.Sc. (University of Western Ontario)
Postdoctoral position with Samuel H. Gellman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Bashir Hussain, M.Sc. student (2011-2014)
B.Sc. (University of Ottawa)
Health Canada

Keira Garland, M.Sc. student (2011-2014)
B.Sc. (Carleton University)
Genentech, South San Francisco

Francis Loiseau, Ph.D. student (2007-2012)
B. Sc. (McGill University)
Rutgers Group

Nicolas Guimond, Ph.D. student (2009-2012-Fagnou Group transfer)
B. Sc. (Université Laval)
Postdoctoral position – NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow with Dirk Trauner (LMU)
Bayer Healthcare, Wuppertal, Germany

Isabelle Dion, Ph.D. student (2007-2012)
B. Sc. (Université de Sherbrooke)
Lecturer, Université de Sherbrooke

K. Matthew Whitmore, M.Sc. student (2009-2011)
B. Sc. (University of Toronto)
Paraza Pharma Inc., Montreal

Derek Schipper, Ph.D. student (2009-2011-Fagnou Group transfer)
B. Sc. (University of Prince Edward Island)
Postdoctoral position – NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow with T. M. Swager (MIT)
Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, Waterloo (check his webpage!)

Ashley Dawn Hunt, M. Sc. student (2009-2011)
B. Sc. (Western Ontario)
Research Associate with John Pezacki

Peter Ng , M. Sc. student (2008-2011)
B. Sc. (Toronto)
NRC, Ottawa

Hao Peng , M. Sc. student (2007 – 2010)
B. Sc. (Concordia)
Pharmascience (Montréal)

Jennifer Pfeiffer , M. Sc. student (2007-2010)
B. Sc. (McGill)
Health Canada after working at TRC

Toni Rizk , M. Sc. student (2007 – 2009)
B. Sc. (Ottawa)
Graduate Student, Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

Jean-Grégoire Roveda, M. Sc. student (2007-2009)
B. Sc. (Ottawa)
Graduate Student, Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

Joseph Moran, Ph. D. student (2004-2009)
B. Sc. (Ottawa)
NSERC Post-doctoral fellow with M. J. Krische (UT Austin). Post-doctoral fellow, NRC, Canada (John Pezacki)
Current position: Assistant Professor, ISIS, Strasbourg (check his webpage!).

Joffré Bourgeois, M. Sc. (2005-2008)
B. Sc. (Ottawa)
Current position: Environment Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Pamela Cebrowski, M. Sc. (2006-2008)
B. Sc. (Ottawa)
Current position: Health Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Marie-Eve Lebrun, M. Sc. (2005-2007)
B. Sc. (Ottawa)
Current position: Health Canada (after working at Merck Frosst and Boehringer Ingelheim)

Past Undergraduate Students

Daniel Barriault (Honours student 2021-2022)
Daniel Wallace
(Honours student 2021-2022)
Mei Xi Chen
(Volunteer 2020-2021)
Geneviève O’Keefe
(Summer volunteer, NSERC USRA 2019/2021, Honours student 2020-2021)
Janick Corbin
(Honours student 2020-2021)
Owen Lutes (Summer volunteer, UROP student 2018-2019, Honours student 2020-2021)
Rand Hussein (Honours student 2019-2020)
Kastus Shlyk (Honours student 2019-2020)
Myroslava Volosheniuk (MITACS Summer student 2019)
Kwame Agyei (Honours student 2018-2019)
Erica Barbera (Honours student 2018-2019)
Kamel Lezzaik (Honours student 2018-2019)
Niève Séguin (UROP and NSERC USRA, 2017-2018)
David Brzezinski (Summer volunteer, Honours student 2017-2018)
Jasper Quartus (Summer volunteer, Honours student 2017-2018)
Eric Skrotzki (August and fall volunteer 2017, Honours student Fall 2018)
Naïcen Ghanmi (Honours student 2016-2017)
Fériel Rahmani (Honours student 2016-2017)
Sébastien Roy (Summer and Honours student 2016-2017)
Aidan Pezacki (Summer student 2016)
Philippe Lemire (UROP & NSERC USRA 2015, Honours student 2015-2016)
Ryan Simard (Honours student 2015-2016)
Asianne Lee (NSERC USRA 2015, Honours student 2015-2016)
Alex Jeanneret
(Co-op 2015, Honours student 2015-2016)
Nancy Marina
(Honours student 2014-2015)
Yara Abou-Hamde (Honours student 2014-2015)
Ryan Ivanovich (Co-op 2014, Honours student 2014-2015)
Alyssa Perozzo (Summer Student 2014)
Jane Nguyen (International exchange student 2014)
Nimrat Obhi (UROP Student, Honours student 2013-2014)
Julien Bejjani (Summer student 2014)
Kyle Leckett (Summer student 2013 & 2014,  Honours student 2014)
Menachem Benzaquen (USRA student, Summer 2014)
Patrick Moon (URS Summer student 2010/2011, NSERC USRA 2012, Honours student 2013-2014)
Kashif Tanveer (Summer Student – 2012, Honours student 2012-2013)
Brittany McCullagh (Part-time student 2012-2013)
Charlotte Depatie Sicard (Summer Student – 2011, 2012 – Honours 2012-2013)
Kaitlyn Lavergne (Honours student, Fall 2012)
Valérie Lemieux (2011 – 2012) – NSERC CREATE Summer Student, Honours student
Pierre Mouawad (2011 – 2012) – Honours student
Amy Toderian (2008 – 2011) – NSERC USRA Summer Student, Honours student
Éric Bilodeau (2008 – 2011) – NSERC USRA Summer Student, Honours student
Michael Raymond (2009-2011) NSERC USRA Summer (2009), Part-time student (2009), Honours student (2010-2011)
Jean-Francois Vincent-Rocan (2011) – Honours student
Sandring Taing (exchange student UPMC, France, 2010)
Alishya Burrell (2009 – 2010) – Honours student
Mark Dornan (2009 – 2010) – Honours student
Nicholas Wong (2009 – 2010) – Coop and Honours student
Jean-Philippe Wan-Fook Chuen (2008-2009) – Honours student
Christian Clavette (2008-2009) – Honours student
Lei Zhang (2008-2009) – Honours student
Catherine Séguin (2006 – 2008) – Honours Student (2008), NSERC USRA Summer Student (2006)
Emily Manthorp (2008) – NSERC USRA Summer Student
Maria Antonic (2007-2008) – NSERC USRA Summer + Honours Student
Anne-Catherine Bédard (2007-2008) – Summer + Coop Student
Elena Dimitrijevic (2007-2008) – NSERC USRA Summer + Honours Student
Anna Chkrebtii (2007) – COOP Student
Agnès Castella (2007) – Exchange Student (UIT Castres, France)
Christopher Whipp (2006-2007) – Honours + Summer Student
Lili Zhang (2006-2007) – Honours Student
Éric Beaulieu (2006) – Honours + Summer Student
Pamela Cebrowski (2006) – Honours + Summer Student
Maria Zlotorzynska (2005-2006) – NSERC USRA Summer + Honours Student
Peter Dornan (2005) – NSERC USRA Summer Student
Tanya Suen (2005) – Honours Student

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