Our Team

Dr. Kimberly S. Petersen

Associate Professor

Phone: 336.334.4271
Fax: 336.334.5402
Room: 411 Sullivan Science Bldg.
Email: kspeters@uncg.edu

Kim received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000.  She then worked for Sigma Aldrich and the United States Department of Agriculture before continuing her education.  In 2009, Kim was awarded a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland studying with Professor Gary Posner.  She then went on to do postdoctoral research  with Professor Brian Stoltz at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.  Kim started her independent career at UNCG in the Fall of 2011.


PhD Students

Rhashanda Haywood

2nd year PhD Student, Medicinal Biochemistry
B.S. Chemistry, Johnson C. Smith University
M.S. Chemistry, North Carolina A&T State University

Amber Kelley

5th year PhD Student, Medicinal Biochemistry
B.S. Chemistry, St. Norbert College

Masters Students

Symone Alexander

1st year M.S. Student, Chemistry
B.S. Chemistry, UNCG

Eni Minerali

2nd year M.S. Student, Chemistry
B.S. Biochemistry, UNCG

Undergraduate/PostBac Students

Chioma Cindy Onokalah

B.S. Chemistry; Biochemistry Concentration
Class of 2021

Michael Waddington

Class of 2019, B.S. Biochemistry

Judith Connor

Post-Baccalaureate, Class of 2019, B.S. Biochemistry
B.S. Communication Studies, Appalachian State University

Enrique Dominguez Carcamo

Class of 2022, B.S. Chemistry

Emiri Michishita

Class of 2020, B.S. Biochemistry

Nicholas Chambers

Class of 2019, B.S. Biochemistry


Violet Mae & James Petersen

Class of 2038

Benjamin Ian

Class of 2036

Recent Graduates

  • Jonathan White - Post-Baccalaureate
  • Schuyler Bain - Post-Baccalaureate
  • Kaumba Sakavuyi - Brewer Science, Inc., MO
  • Rawa’a Al Rifaie - Class of 2015
  • George Bullard - Class of 2014 (Graduate School at Duke)
  • Matthew Ballard - Class of 2014 (EN-CAS Laboratories, NC)
  • Benjamin Wiener - Post-Baccalaureate Student
  • Amanda Jill Petree-Mabe - Post-Baccalaureate Student
  • Barrett Honeycutt - Post-Baccalaureate Student (Medical School UNC)
  • Andy Stacy - North Carolina National Guard
  • Amanda Benavides - Aaipharma-Wilmington, NC
  • Zachary Allen - Class of 2017 B.S. Chemistry
  • Nicole (Taeeun) Park - Class of 2015 B.S. Biochemistry
  • Sebastian Lundquist - Class of 2016 B.S. Chemistry
  • Tyler Wilson - M.S. in Chemistry
  • Kyla Stingley - M.S. in Chemistry and B.S. in Biochemistry
  • Jennifer Wilent - PhD in Medicinal Biochemistry