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Lab Members

Meet the Funk Lab team members. We welcome requests for information about our work and collaboration opportunities.

Principal Investigator

William  Funk

William Funk, PhD

Associate Professor

w-funk( at )

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Lab Manager

Fariba Tayyari

Fariba Tayyari, PhD

Lab Manager II

ftayyari( at )

PhD in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

Research Staff

James  Burke

James Burke, MS

Research Project Coordinator

james.burke1( at )

MS Organic Chemistry, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yeunook  Bae, PhD

Yeunook Bae, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

yeunook.bae( at )

PhD in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Aishwarya Jala, PhD

Aishwarya Jala, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

aishwarya.jala( at )

PhD in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Guwahati, India

Graduate Students

Tyler  Jacobson

Tyler Jacobson

tyler.jacobson( at )

MD/MBA candidate at Feinberg School of Medicine and Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University