Eugene Douglass has training in physical and organic chemistry, immunology and computational biology. As an undergraduate (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), he worked with physicists and chemists and published as first and second author in medical‐diagnostics and photovoltaics, respectively. During his doctoral work (Yale University), he designed, synthesized, and tested small‐molecule immunotherapies and fluorescent sensors. Eugene’s postdoctoral work (Columbia University) focused on data science and clinical oncology and it was during this time that he first learned about the urgent problem of multi-drug resistance in cancer.

Outside of science Eugene is a competitive distance runner. As an undergraduate he ran Cross Country and focused on the 5k and 10k in Track and Field. During graduate school he co-founded the New Haven Road Runners which grew to be one of the top ranking post-collegiate teams in Connecticut.


Ashley Ray is originally from Marietta, GA. She completed her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mercer University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at University of Georgia. After graduate school, Ashley would like to launch her career in pharmaceutical industry working within cancer, multidrug resistance and drug transporter fields. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with her church in addition to walking the nature trails and viewing the flower gardens at the State Botanical Garden in Athens.

Elizabeth (“Liz”) Hughes is originally from Savannah, Georgia. She completed her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Georgia. She worked for two years in R&D specializing in product development and process development before returning to UGA to start her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Science. After completing her Ph.D., Liz would like to become a professor at a university and specialize her research in synthetic drug design focusing on overcoming MDR in cancer stem cells. In her spare time, Liz loves reading, traveling, finding the best restaurants in Athens, and is in the process of becoming certified to teach yoga.

Tobin Paez is originally from Los Angeles, California. He completed his B.S. in Biomedical Science at Northern Arizona University and a Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program at Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, California. From there, he moved to Athens, Georgia and worked at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center as a Histotechnologist, Surgical Pathology Grossing/Autopsy Assistant. After two years, he enrolled at UGA in the M.S. program in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences.  After graduate school, Tobin plans to pursue a career as a clinician. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, watching sports, playing music, and exploring the South.

George Johnson, is from Athens, Georgia. He is currently a Sophomore at UGA majoring in Exercise and Sports Science. After obtaining his B.S. George plans to go to medical school and focus on pediatric oncology. In his free time George enjoys playing basketball, binging shows and working out.

My name is Emily Hannan, and I’m from Newnan, Georgia. I am currently a fourth-year student working on earning my B.S. degree in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Program with a minor in Biology. With these studies, I hope attend medical school with the intent of becoming a physician in the field of oncology and hematology. When I am taking a break from my courses, I enjoy cooking and hanging out with my friends and family