We are looking for talented and motivated graduate and undergraduate researchers to join the team! Postdoc applications are also welcome.

Summer 2019

Left to right : Caroline Proulx,  Preston Gourville, Hailey Young, Evan Willis,

Sophia Cornish, Quibria Guthrie, Brandon Lowe, Carolynn Davern

Summer 2018

top row, from left to right : Caroline Proulx,  Michael McMechen, Evan Willis, Tyler Price

bottom row, from left to right: Quibria Guthrie, Carolynn Davern, Jazmine Lumpan

Summer 2017

from left to right: Caroline Proulx, Evan Willis, Tyler Price, Quibria Guthrie, Michael McMechen. 

Graduate students

Quibria Guthrie

Graduate student (qaguthri@ncsu.edu)

Quibria Guthrie was born and grew up in Milwaukee, WI. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and obtained a B.S. in Chemistry in December 2015, with a focus on Biochemistry and a minor in Anthropology. She started her graduate studies at North Carolina State University in fall 2016. When she’s not in lab, Quibria enjoys shopping, swimming and sleeping.

Evan L. Willis

Graduate student (elwilli5@ncsu.edu)

Evan was raised in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  He studied Chemistry with a particular interest in the Environmental Sciences at NC State and graduated in May 2017.  Evan returned to the Proulx lab as a graduate student in January 2018, after spending a semester traveling across the US. When not pursuing his studies, Evan spends his time enjoying the outdoors, painting, and reading.

Carolynn Davern

Graduate student (cdavern@ncsu.edu)

Carolynn is from Burlington, NC and finished her undergraduate studies at NC Wesleyan College. She majored in Chemistry with minors in Biology and Math. Carolynn spent summer 2017 in the Proulx lab as an undergrad REU student and came back as a graduate student in summer 2018. Besides chemistry, Carolynn is also interested in honey beekeeping and spending time with her friends and family.

Hailey Young

Graduate student (hayoung3@ncsu.edu)

Hailey was raised in Eldersburg, Maryland. She studied at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and received her B.S. in Chemistry in May 2018. While at UNCW, she worked with Dr. Thomas Coombs developing a cost-effective route to cyclizing heterocyclic aryl vinyl ketones utilizing Photo-Nazarov reactions. Hailey started her graduate studies at NC State in August 2018. Outside of the lab, she enjoys hiking with her dog, rock climbing, and drawing.

Undergraduate students

Preston Gourville

Undergraduate student (pcgourvi@ncsu.edu)

Preston is from Wilmington, North Carolina. He is currently a Sophomore studying Chemistry and is a Goodnight Scholar at NC State. In his free time, he enjoys disc golfing, racquetball, and reading.

Previous members

Michael McMechen - M.Sc. 2018

W. Tyler Price - 2016 - 2018

Brandon Lowe - REU summer student (integrated Computational and Experimental), 2019

Jazmine Lumpan - REU summer student (integrated Computational and Experimental), 2018

Carolynn Davern - REU summer student (integrated Computational and Experimental), 2017

Maxwell Bowles

Graduate student (mbowles@ncsu.edu)

Maxwell was born in San Diego, CA but I grew up in Cedar City, UT. He studied chemistry at Southern Utah University where he got he B.S. in May 2019. At SUU, he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Mackay Steffensen. He joined the Proulx lab in the Fall of 2019.  In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding and biking.