The Kosenkov Group

Physical Chemistry at Monmouth University

Group Members

Prof. Dmytro Kosenkov

Dr. Dmytro Kosenkov
E-mail: dkosenkov@monmouth.edu

My research is focused on the understanding of fundamental molecular interactions in complex biological systems for future applications in chemistry and medicine. I enjoy teaching physical and computational chemistry courses. You can find more information about our activities at Faces of Monmouth.

Favorite quote:
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas. —Linus Pauling

Students

Michael DeFilippo
Michael DeFilippo
E-mail: s0987156@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Design of Novel Solar Cells: Investigation of Energy Transfer in Biological Chromophores

I am currently an undergraduate student studying Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. I work as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic, and developed a passion for Chemistry through seeing its importance and broad applicability during my clinical rotations in paramedic school. I have career aspirations of becoming a physician.

Inspiring quote:
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. —Thomas Jefferson

Crystal Diaz
Crystal Diaz
E-mail: s0731179@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Computer Aided Anticancer Drug Design

I am currently an undergraduate student with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. After Monmouth I plan on going to medical school and one day become a surgeon. I am looking forward to working on anticancer research with my peers and further my knowledge about research.

Favorite quote:
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things. —Albert Einstein

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Marie Furda
E-mail: s0927862@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Computer Aided Anticancer Drug Design: Selectivity of Organic Ligands Binding to DNA

I am currently a junior at Monmouth University, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology as well as a minor in Chemistry. Following graduation I plan to attend medical school. I am very excited to have this opportunity so that I may become more knowledgeable in regards to the structure and behavior of human DNA.

Favorite quote:
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. —Niels Bohr

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Erin Hoag
E-mail: s0889712@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Computer Aided Anticancer Drug Design: Selectivity of Organic Ligands Binding to DNA

I am currently a sophomore at Monmouth University, majoring in Biology with a Concentration in Cell Molecular Physiology, and minoring in Chemistry. I have a strong interest in medicine and my future plans are to attend medical school. Through this research, I hope to gain a great amount of knowledge about the structure and functions of the human DNA and how anti-cancer drugs affect it, so that I can become a more knowledgable doctor.

Favorite quote:
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. —Galileo Galilei

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Jessica Howe
E-mail: s0990905@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Photochemistry of Azobenzene Photoswitches

Hello, my name is Jessica Howe and I am currently an undergraduate at Monmouth University. I am majoring in chemistry and plan to go on to graduate school after graduation. I am excited to contribute with my research project that is centered around the photochemistry of photoswitches.

Favorite quote:
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. —Carl Sagan

Rachel Khanuk
Rachel Khanuk
E-mail: s0886334@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Photochemistry of Azobenzene Photoswitches

I am an undergraduate student at Monmouth University and I am pursuing a degree in Health Studies with a minor in Chemistry. I plan on attending medical school after graduation. Therefore, I am very excited to be given this opportunity in order to gain valuable insight and experience in this area. With this research I would like to use the skills and knowledge I acquire and apply it to my future in the medical field.

Inspiring quote:
Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. —Napoleon Hill

Morgan Mingle
Morgan Mingle
E-mail: s0932581@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Computer Aided Anticancer Drug Design: Selectivity of Organic Ligands Binding to DNA

I am currently a junior at Monmouth University and I am majoring in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology. I plan on attending medical school after graduation. I am excited to learn as much as possible from this research opportunity so I can apply it to my future as a doctor.

Favorite Quote:
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become. —Steve Jobs

Katlynn Muratore
Katlynn Muratore
E-mail: s0937918@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Computer Aided Anticancer Drug Design: Selectivity of Organic Ligands Binding to DNA

Hello, my name is Katlynn Muratore. I am a Monmouth University undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry. After Monmouth, I plan on attending Graduate school. I am excited to have this research opportunity to better understand and improve solar energy technology in the future.

Favorite quote:
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. —Mark Twain

Brittany Reed
Brittany Reed
E-mail: s0873998@monmouth.edu
Research project:
Design of Novel Solar Cells: Investigation of Energy Transfer in Biological Chromophores

Hello, my name is Brittany Reed. I am currently an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Information Technology. After graduation I plan on going to graduate school for Forensic Science. Through this research opportunity I hope to gain a better understanding of different fields of Chemistry as well as make an influential impact on the scientific community.

Favorite quote:
The important thing is to never stop questioning. —Albert Einstein

James Shaw
James Shaw
E-mail: s0873050@monmouth.edu

Research project:

Development of Molecular Sensors: Solvatochromism of Organic Dyes

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology as well as a minor in Chemistry. I am excited to be given the chance to participate in the chemistry research program at Monmouth University, and hope to gain valuable insight and experience in this area. I would like to use the skills I develop here to enter the medical or environmental fields.

Favorite motto:
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more of it I have.

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Abigail Suph
E-mail: s0890590@monmouth.edu

Research project: Computer Aided Anticancer Drug Design

I am currently a junior at Monmouth University pursuing a degree in Chemistry. After graduation I plan on going into the pharmaceutical field by either going to pharmacy school or graduate school. Through this research I hope to attain more knowledge about Chemistry which I hope to use in my future studies.

Favorite quote:
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty —Winston S. Churchill

Danielle Valdez
Danielle Valdez
E-mail: s1012631@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Design of Novel Solar Cells: Investigation of Energy Transfer in Biological Chromophores

Hello, my name is Danielle Valdez and I am currently an undergraduate at Monmouth University. I major in Chemistry with a concentration in Chemical Physics and plan on going to graduate school after Monmouth. With this research opportunity, I plan on gaining valuable knowledge and skills that I can apply towards my future career.

Favorite quote:
Be the change that you wish to see in the world. —Mahatma Gandhi

Jennifer Zuczek
Jennifer Zuczek
E-mail: s0867440@monmouth.edu

Research project:
Development of Molecular Sensors: Solvatochromism of Organic Dyes

Hello, my name is Jennifer Zuczek and I am currently an undergraduate at Monmouth University. I am majoring in chemistry and plan on attending graduate school after graduation. With this research opportunity, I hope to acquire more knowledge and experience that I can apply to my future studies.

Favorite quote:
Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be. —Eleanor Roosevelt

Former Group Members

Amir Eldin'15
Nicole Famularo'15
Rylee McBride'15
Sammy Saka'15
Philip Donahue'14
Erik Braunstein'14
Omkaran Menon'14
Gary Prato'14
Samantha Silvent'14
Kevin Wioland'14
Sarah-Pearl Siganporia'14
Scott Nicholson, Visiting student, Summer 2013
Anthony Cappadona'13
Scott Anton'13