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EBI fosters a rich interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial environment. Our research team combines an excitement in basic discovery with a disciplined, practical interest in how their discoveries can benefit human health and create new businesses. This unusual combination is key to our continued success.

The following list includes scientific and administrative staff, as well as student information. For more information, please contact Lori Abdella at abdellal@ohio.edu.

Edison Biotechnology Institute Administrative Staff


Shiyong Wu, Director

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts & Sciences
(740) 597-1318
Curriculum Vitae

Wu Graduate Students

Veronica Bahamondes, Ye Yuan, Huizhi Zhao


Lori Abdella, Administrative Associate
(740) 593-4539

Rachel Beha, Accountant & Office Manager
(740) 593-4881


Jeff Wiseman, Investigator
(740) 593-9620


Mike Boyle, Senior Scientist
(740) 593-4601
Curriculum Vitae

Front office student employees:
Kaleigh Martin, Lydia Richardson, Garret Mater, Claire Schomaker & Mikaela Tebbing

Edison Biotechnology Institute Principal Investigators


John Kopchick
Goll-Ohio Professor of Molecular Biology
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences,
College of Osteopathic Medicine
(740) 593-4534
Curriculum Vitae

Kopchick Graduate Students
Adam Jara, Amrita Basu, Jonathan Young


Darlene Berryman
Professor, Nutrition
Executive Director, Diabetes Institute
School of Allied Health Sciences and Wellness, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
(740) 593-9943
Curriculum Vitae

Berryman Graduate Students
Silvana Duran-Ortiz, Xingbo Lui, Katie Troike

Berryman Undergraduate Students

Nicole Brooks, Joshua Busken, Ashley Kennedy, Cody Wilson


Xiao-Zhuo Chen
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
(740) 593-9699
Curriculum Vitae

Chen Graduate Students
Xuan Wang, Yanyang Cao, Pratik Shriwas, Haiyun Zhang

Chen Undergraduate Students
Emiy Trzeciak

Edison Biotechnology Institute Research Staff


Ed List, Ph.D., Associate Investigator 
(740) 593-4620
Curriculum Vitae

List Students
Elizabeth Jensen


Shigeru (Nick) Okada, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
(740) 593-9656
Curriculum Vitae

Chasity Andrews, Ph.D.
Assistant Investigator 
(740) 593-4574

Misaka Hata, M.S.
Facility Manager and Biomedical R&D Assistant

Kevin Funk, M.S.
Molecular Biology Technician - Kopchick Laboratory

Yanrong Qian, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow - Kopchick Laboratory

Lingying Tong

Lingying Tong, Ph.D.

Assistant Investigator 

Haotong Chen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow - Entrepreneurial Team

Hyun Young Park, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Entrepreneurial Team

Edison Biotechnology Institute Affiliate Members


Stephen Bergmeier, Ph.D., Fellow of EBI
Director of Medicinal Chemistry Center
Professor and Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry
(740) 597-9649
Services provided:
Efficiently assist your drug discovery project:
- Custom Synthesis of molecules in all structural classes
- Design and Synthesis of New Chemical Entities
- Structure Activity Relationship Studies
- Hit-to-Lead Studies

Hao Chen

Hao Chen, Ph.D., Associate Fellow of EBI
Director of Bioanalytics Center
Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
(740) 593-0719
Facilities and resources: MS, UPLC, LCMS, EC
Services Provided:
Mass spectrometric analysis of organic and biological samples:
- Determining the masses and structures of drug metabolites
- Drugs of abuse
- Proteins and peptides
- Quantification is also possible

Monica Burdick, Ph.D.
EBI Associate Fellow