Graduate Students

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Alex Stafford

UT Austin Chemistry Department, Organic Division, 2018 - Present

Alex received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Ohio Northern University (ONU) in 2018. While at ONU, Alex conducted research with Dr. Jake Zimmerman on the synthesis of novel sulfonamido-chromone derivatives, useful as fluorescent chemical sensors in the detection of fluoride and various metal ions. He also worked on the synthesis of coumarin-based fluorescent probes for the selective targeting and imaging of the endoplasmic reticulum in cells. Alex is currently a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.

Undergraduate Students


Kaihong Sun

UT Austin, 2018 - Present

Kaihong is pursuing a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the College of Natural Science at UT Austin. Kaihong joined the Page group during the summer of 2018. Before transferring to UT Austin, Kaihong worked as an undergraduate research assistant in Xu’s lab at Nanjing Forestry University. Outside of lab, Kaihong enjoys reading, hiking and writing.


Christian Schonhoeft

UT Austin, 2016 - Present

Christian is a Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering double major and Pre-Med. Christian started research in the genome engineering stream of the Freshmen Research Initiative (FRI) and loves learning about and applying fundamental concepts in Biology and Chemistry.