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

Qawi Carmack
Qawi Carmack

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

Hello, my name is Qawi Carmack. I am a student at Monmouth University and I am majoring in Chemistry. I also am a part of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program at Rutgers University New Brunswick. I plan on joining the military after college. I hope to use the knowledge from this research opportunity to make a positive impact in the world around me.

Favorite quote:
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. —Colin Powell

Matthew J. DeFilippo
Matthew J. DeFilippo

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

I am passionate about science, math, movies, animals and my lovely wife, Debora. I look forward to attending medical school after pursuing my bachelorís degree in chemistry. I hope to one day be a positive force for good in this world.

Favorite quote:
Do or do not, there is no try.—Yoda (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)

Marie_Furda
Marie Furda

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

Grant_Gillan
Grant Gillan

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 while also pursuing a minor in Chemistry. After graduation, I plan on attending medical school with the goal of becoming a surgeon. I am excited to use this research as an opportunity to expand my proficiency in the field of science in a hands-on and constructive environment.

Favorite quote:
The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it. —Neil deGrasse Tyson

Erin_Hoag
Erin Hoag

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

Sydney Lavan
Sydney Lavan

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

I am currently a senior at Monmouth University, majoring in Chemistry with a concentration of Advanced Chemistry. I thoroughly enjoy chemistry and math and after graduation I plan on attending graduate school. I hope to ultimately achieve my PhD. in chemistry. I am excited about this research group to gain more experience and to further my knowledge in chemistry.

Favorite quotes:
When you canít change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails. —Jackson Brown Jr.

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. —Maria Robinson

Katlynn Muratore
Katlynn Muratore

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

Danielle Valdez
Danielle Valdez

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

Former Group Members

Crystal Diaz'17
Michael DeFilippo'16
Jessica Howe'16
Rachel Khanuk'16
Brittany Reed'16
James Shaw'16
Jennifer Zuczek'16
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