Dr. Jeffrey R. Raker

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of South Florida

Associate Director
American Chemical Society Examinations Institute

  • B.S., 2003, Chemistry (A.C.S. Certified), Ohio Northern University
  • M.A., 2005, College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University
  • Ph.D., 2011, Chemistry, Purdue University (Marcy H. Towns, Advisor)
  • Postdoc, 2011-2013, ACS Examinations Institute, Iowa State University (Thomas A. Holme, Advisor)

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Current Group Members


Shalini Srinivasan
Postdoctoral Researcher

  • B.S. in Chemistry, 2001, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry, 2005, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • M.S. in Forensic Science, 2007, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Education, 2017, University of Wisconsin

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Rebecca Gibbons
Ph.D. Candidate
B.S., 2014, Chemistry, The University of Tampa
Joined: Fall 2015


Aaron Clark
Graduate Student
B.S., 2012, Biochemistry, Brigham Young University
M.S., 2014, Organic Chemistry, University of Oklahoma
Joined: Fall 2016

Caitlin Zumalt
Graduate Student
B.S., 2016, Chemistry, Texas A&M University
Joined: Fall 2016


Amber Prins
Graduate Student
B.S., 2015, Chemistry, Hope College
Joined: Fall 2017


Joshua (Josh) Vega
Undergraduate Student
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Joined: Fall 2016

Zoraida Laremont
Undergraduate Student
A.A., 2014, Pasco-Hernando State College
USF Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Joined: Spring 2017

Former Group Members

Sachel Villafañe-Garcia (ACS Exams Postdoctoral Researcher, 2015-2016)
Faculty member at California State University - Fullerton

Xiaoying Xu (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016-2017)
Data Analyst for the Muma College of Business, University of South Florida

Benjamin (Ben) R. Van Norman
M.A., Chemical Education
Graduated: Summer 2016


Jessica M. Leon (Undergraduate)
Major: Secondary Mathematics Education
Graduated: Spring 2015


Bryan Pacheco (Undergraduate)
Major: Microbiology
Graduated: Spring 2015

Janier Duran (Undergraduate)
Major: Biology
Graduated: Summer 2015


Yanci Algarin (Undergraduate)
Major: Integrative Animal Biology
Graduated: Fall 2016

Alaina Keith (Undergraduate)
Major: Health Science
Graduated: Spring 2017


Emily E. Laga (Undergraduate)
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Graduated: Spring 2017