The Tor Lab


Graduate Students.



Name: Alex Rovira
Year in Graduate School: 6th Year
Undergraduate Education: B.S., Chemistry; University of California Santa Cruz
Undergraduate Research Advisor: Prof. Bakthan Singaram
Division: Organic
Research Project: Synthesis of new fluorescent nucleosides.


Name: Yao Li
Year in Graduate School: 4th Year
Undergraduate Education: B.S. Minzu University of China
Undergraduate Research Advisor:
Division: Organic
Research Project: Biological Applications of Fluorescent Nucleosides


Name: Kaivin Hadidi
Year in Graduate School: 3rd Year
Undergraduate Education:B.S., University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate Research Advisor Professor Yitzhak Tor
Division: Organic
Research Project: Guanidinoglycoside Molecular Transporters


Name:Paul Ludford
Year in Graduate School: 3rd Year
Undergraduate Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering; Rutgers University
Undergraduate Research Advisor: Prof. Meenakshi Dutt
Division: Organic
Research Project: Enzymatic applications of fluorescent nucleosides and synthesis of potential inhibitors for enzymatic processes

Postdoctoral Fellows.


Name: Francois Halle, Ph.D.
Year Joined Lab: August 2016
Doctoral Institution: Ph.D., Chemistry; University of Strasbourg, France
Ph.D. Research Advisor: Dr. Frédéric Bihel, Dr. Martine Schmitt
Ph.D. Thesis: Conception, development and synthesis of TSPO ligands to treat neurodegenerative diseases
Research Project: Synthesis of fluorescent cofactors and their enzymatic use


Name: Andrea Fin, Ph.D.
Year Joined Lab: March 2013
Doctoral Institution: Ph.D., Chemistry; University of Geneva, Switzerland
Ph.D. Research Advisor: Prof. Stefan Matile
Ph.D. Thesis: Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Fluorescent Probes for Biological Applications
Research Project: Synthesis of new fluorescent nucleosides and their application to study enzymatic processes

Undergraduates.


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Name: John Lopp
Year: 4th Year B.S.
Major: Chemistry
Research Project: Molecular Transporters

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Name: Jacky Tu
Year: 4th Year B.S.
Major: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Research Project: Fluorescent Nucleoside Synthesis

Contact Professor Tor

  • Email:
    ytor@ucsd.edu
  • How to find us:
    UC San Diego Campus
    Pacific Hall 6225A (Tor Office)
    Pacific Hall 6227 - 6228 - 6127