The Group

The Grover Group

Graduate Students

 

Sima Alavi
1st year Ph.D. candidate
Sima grew up in Isfahan, a city in central Iran known for its Persian architecture. Sima received her B.Sc. from Isfahan University in applied chemistry (2008) and M.Sc. from the University of Kashan in organic chemistry (2011). She then worked as a research assistant and a TA at Azad University of Najafabad, Iran. In her free time, Sima enjoys travelling, swimming, and cooking. Sima joined the Grover group in 2017.

 

 

Aabid Bhat
1st year Ph.D. candidate
Aabid was born in Kashmir, a region famous for Saffron Crocus. Aabid received his B.Sc. in pharmacy from PCTE Institute, India (2012) and M.Sc. in pharmaceutical chemistry from Jamia Hamdard University (2014). Following his Master’s degree, Aabid worked as a project assistant at the AcSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine. In his free time, Aabid enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. Aabid joined the Grover group in 2017.

NSERC USRA Students

 

Victoria Rose
Victoria grew up in St. John’s and graduated from MUN with a joint B.Sc. (Hons) in chemistry and biochemistry in 2018. Throughout her undergraduate career she has worked in the fields of materials, physical and theoretical chemistry at MUN and as a summer intern at the University of Münster Institute for Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry in Germany. Victoria enjoys hiking, canoeing, dancing, and travelling. Victoria joined the Grover group as a 4th year thesis student in 2017.

 


Nathan Tucker
Nathan grew up in Summerford, a small community in rural Newfoundland known mainly for its scenic ocean views. Nathan is a second year undergraduate student studying chemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has joined the group with hopes to gain a greater understanding of organic chemistry and some experience in the development of organic synthesis. In his free time, Nathan likes to read, play volleyball, and cook. Nathan joined the Grover group in 2018.

 
 
 

MUCEP Students

 

Bradley O’Leary

Brad is a Newfoundland native, born in St. John’s and has lived in the nearby city of Mount Pearl his whole life. Brad completed two years of Biochem/Nutrition at Memorial before being accepted into the MUN PharmD class of 2022. In the past he has worked at pharmacies and volunteered as a first responder. In his spare time Brad enjoys kickboxing, running, photography, and travelling. Brad joined the Grover group in 2017.
 
 

Undergraduate Volunteers

 
 

Ekaterina Ershova

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in joining the Grover group?
Contact Dr. Grover (hgrover @ mun . ca).