Matthew HuismanMatt Huisman

Ph.D. Student

Expected Year of Graduation: 2013
Research Lab: Dr. M. Mahmun Hossain
Major Area of Focus: Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry
Minor Area of Focus: Natrural product synthesis and evaluation
Previously attended:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Why I like Chemistry:

Chemistry jokes: What do you get when you chop avocado into 6.02 x 10^23 pieces? – Guaca-mole!

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee:

I wanted to go to graduate school and get a Ph.D. but didn't want to leave my family and home. Stay close go far.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee:

Enjoy the beach, ride my bike, and cheer for the Packers.

Research Goals:

I would like to synthesize a number of derivatives of a natural product used in the treatment of cancer and test their activity against cancer cell lines.