Office: (001) 212 998 8422
Mailing Address Professor James W. Canary Department of Chemistry New York University 100 Washington Square East New York, NY 10013
Lab Location Centrally located in Greenwich Village, the lab can be easily reached by subway from anywhere in the city.

Current Members

Canary Research Lab > Current Members

Spring 2022 

(Left to Right: Xuefie, Shiyu, Chufan, Dr. Canary, Thanuka and Vidya)



Thanuka Udumulla (TK)

Thanuka is a 5th year PhD student, who did his undergrads at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

His hobbies include basketball, traveling, movies and video games. He is well known for his propensity to try to make thing efficient.

Reconfigurable chiral catalyst for stereoblock polymer synthesis with lacide and mandelide.

Xuefei Luo

Xuefei is a 4th year PhD student, who did her undergrad at Nanjing Agricultural university, China.

Her hobbies include swimming, playing the piano and watching movies. You can catch her in the lab working on reactions listening to classical music.

Synthesis of catalyst for the ring opening polymerization of lac-OCA(lactic Acid-O-Carboxyanhydride) into poly-lactic acid.

Chufan Yang

Chufan is a 3rd year Ph.D student, who did his undergrad at Nanjing University.

He is enthusiastic about science, natural scenery and Japanese mahjong.
He is uninterested in drinking, smoking and art.
He is an atheist.

Syntheses and characterization of DNA-GNR hybrids.


Vidya Rani Singh

Vidya is a 2nd year PhD student, who did her Integrated MSc at Center for Basic Sciences, India.