Group News
  • Congratulations to Samantha Olendorff on defending her thesis for her Master's of Science Degree in Chemistry.
  • Congratulations to Sarah Bilskey, Samantha Olendorff, and Karolina Chmielewska on their publication in SLAS Technology featuring their work on the quantitation of sugars in fermentation samples.
  • Congratulations to So Yeon Lee on graduating with her Master's of Science Degree in Environmental Science. She is the lab's first non-chemistry master's graduate.
  • Congratulations to Prakriya Shrestha, Katie Maloof, Alayna Stephens, and Clayton Donald on their publication in LCGC North America's Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry.
  • Congratulations to Roya AminiTabrizi, Dalia Hassan, and Rachel Davis on joining me in the group's FIRST publication in Environmental Science and Pollution Research!
  • Congratulations to Sarah Bilskey, Rachel Davis, and Prakriya Shrestha on graduating with their Master's of Science Degrees.
  • Congratulations to Cole Hoffmann, Sam Olendorff and Bobbi Potter on graduating with their Bachelor's of Science Degrees.
  • Congratulations to Nick Grunloh on receiving an URCA Associate position for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Congratulations to Rachel Davis for being awarded the Department of Chemistry Academic Achievement Award for graduate students for excellence in her coursework and other areas.
  • Congratulations to Sarah Bilskey for on receiving the Department of Chemistry Best Analytical Graduate Student Award for research in Analytical Chemistry.
  • Congratulations to Rachel Davis, Sarah Bilskey, and Prakriya Shrestha on each being awarded $500 from the SIUE Graduate School through the Research Grants for Graduate Students program.
  • Congratulations to QQ Zhang and Roya AminiTabrizi on successfully defending their Master's degrees this summer. We wish you the best!
  • Congratulations to our May graduates: Sarah Bilskey, Adam Brimberry, Rachel Davis, Krystal Harms, Hannah Lupton, Danielle Smith, and Briah Winchester.
  • Congratulations to Bobbi Potter on being named an URCA Associate for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Samantha Olendorff won 3rd place at the ISAS Annual Conference for a Chemistry poster on the EDC project in fathead minnows.
  • Dalia Hassan won 1st place at the LSAMP Conference for a Chemistry poster on the EDC project in flatworms.
  • Roya AminiTabrizi and Qianqian Zhang were each awarded $500 from the SIUE Graduate School through the Research Grants for Graduate Students program.
  • SIUE's "This Month in CAS" Article about the Tucker Lab's Undergraduate funding successes.
  • Danielle Smith was awarded $500 by the Illinois Groundwater Association.
    • Project: Correlation of PPCPs in Groundwater with Surface Water and Wastewater in the Mississippi River Valley and Kaskaskia Watershed Aquifer Systems
  • Rachel Davis was awarded $1,000 by the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program.
    • Project: Quantitiation and Localization of Endocrine Disruptor Compounds Accumulation in Flathead Minnows by Complementary Mass Spectrometry Analyses

Belleville News-Democrat (with Video Interview)
Alton Telegraph
  • Dr. Kevin Tucker is recognized with the Spring 2017 Vaughn Vandegrift URCA Research Mentor of the Semester Award.
    • Nominated by: Paisley Harper, Michael Lohman, Rachel Davis, Sarah Bilskey, Jessica Rutledge, Clayton Donald and Nicholas Grunloh

      “I speak for the entire lab when I say that every day I am excited to participate in research with Dr. Tucker.  He has given us guidance, support and treats us as his peers. Despite his large group of lab students, he has given us all equal time and attention. Students in the lab are given a great amount of responsibility over our respective projects. We do field work which entails collecting samples and lab work processing and running the samples using a multitude of techniques. Dr. Tucker places a deep responsibility onto the shoulders of several undergraduate researchers by allowing them to operate the LC/MS sample analysis instrument. Dr. Tucker uses his plethora of resources and outreach to help both undergraduate students and graduate students take advantage of every possible opportunity that comes our way, such as involving us in conferences and summer internships. We appreciate that he has pushed us to be invested and dedicated to our projects and has given us agency over what we do in the lab. Dr. Tucker’s unfailing faith and confidence in us as researchers has resulted in the members of our lab, both undergraduate and graduate, to flourish academically.”

    • RiverBender
    • Advantage News

  • Paisley Harper and Michael Lohman won 1st and 3rd Place in the Chemistry Division Undergraduate Poster presentations at the Illinois State Academy of Science Conference in April 2017.
    • Harper - Relationship between Antibiotics Found in Wastewater and Receiving Streams
    • Lohman - Mapping Antibiotics in Southwest Illinois from Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Paisley Harper was accepted at the University of Colorado at Denver, Anesthesiology Assistant Program. Congratulations!