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Yik Ki Au Research Scientist, Merck (Boston, MA) 2020 Au Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Chemistry

Advisor: Prof. Zuowei Xie

Thesis: Transition Metal-Catalyzed Controlled B-H Functionalization of o-Carboranes

B.A.: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, B.Sc. Chemistry

Croucher Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research

Liela Bayeh Assistant Professor, Baylor University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2016 2016 Bayeh Postdoctoral Researcher

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biochemistry. Minor in Arabic.

Undergraduate Institution: Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Undergraduate Advisor: Prof. Kevin G. Pinney

Graduate Degree: PhD in Organic Chemistry

Graduate Institution: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

Graduate Advisor: Prof. Uttam K. Tambar

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

Gustavo Manuel Borrajo-Calleja 2019 Borrajo-Calleja Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Advisor: Prof. Clément Mazet

Thesis: Pd-Catalyzed Regio-, Diastereo- and Enantioselective Cross-Coupling Reactions of Dihydrofurans

B.Sc: Chemistry, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

Advisor: Prof. Pilar Gamasa

Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Albert Cabre Eli-Lily, Madrid, Spain 2020 Cabre Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Universitat de Barcelona - IRB Barcelona, Spain, Chemistry

Advisor: Prof. Antoni Riera​

Thesis: New Catalytic Methods for Pauson-Khand Reactions, Isomerizations and Asymmetric Hydrogenations. Application to the Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds.

Visiting PhD student: Princeton University

Advisor: Prof. David W. MacMillan

B.A.: Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, B.Sc. Chemistry

Heemal Dhanjee 2018 2018 Dhanjee Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Colorado State University, Fort Collins (2012-2013), Baylor University, Waco, TX  (2013-2017)

Advisor: Prof. John L. Wood

Thesis: Total Syntheses of (+)- and (–)-Tetrapetalones A and C

B.A.: University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Mathematics and Molecular and Cell Biology, 2007

California State University, Northridge (Non-degree, Chemistry), 2009-2012

Advisor: Prof. Thomas Minehan

NIH F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow

Yuyang Dong Assistant Professor, Colorado State University 2021 Dong Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Harvard University,  Cambridge MA

Advisor: Prof. Theodore A. Betley

Thesis: C–H Functionalization Catalysis Mediated by First-Row Transition Metal Stabilized Ligand-based Radicals

B.S.: University of California, Berkeley, CA, B.S. in Chemistry

Advisor: Prof. T. Don Tilley

Henrique Esteves 2019 2019 Esteves Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: University of Oxford, England

Advisor: Prof. Timothy J. Donohoe

Thesis: Palladium-catalysed Enolate Arylation in the Synthesis of Aromatic Heterocycles and Substituted Pyruvates

B.Sc: Chemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Advisor: Prof. Josef Wilhelm Baade

Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), São Paulo Research Foundation

Martin Gazvoda 2020 Gazvoda Visiting Scientist, Postdoctoral Researcher

Current:  Assistant Prof. at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Slovenia

Ph.D: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Slovenia (2009-2013)

Advisor: Prof. Slovenko Polanc

Thesis: Intramolecular reactions of diazenes and transformations of their products

B.Sc:  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Slovenia (2005-2009) 

Advisor: Prof. Marijan Kocevar 

Fulbright Scholar

Taoufik Ben Halima 2019 2019 Halima Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: University of Ottawa, Canada

Advisor: Prof. Stephen Newman

Thesis: Engaging Esters as Cross-Coupling Electrophiles

Masters: University of Quebec, Montreal

Advisor: Prof. Daniel Chapdelaine


NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Chuan-Jin Hou 2020 Hou Visiting Scientist, Postdoctoral Researcher

Visiting Associate Professor: School of Light Industry and Chemical Engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China

Ph.D: China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Advisor: Prof. Daoquan Wang

Thesis: Study on the synthesis and bioactivity of new macrocyclic lactams (lactones) derivatives

B.Sc: Anhui Normal University,  Anhui, China

Advisor: Prof. Yongjia Shang

DPU Visiting Scholar Fellowship​

Seoungtae Kim Merck 2021 Kim Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D.: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea, Chemistry

Advisor: Mu-Hyun Baik

Thesis: Mechanistic Studies of Palladium Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions and Predictions with Theoretical Methods

B.S.: Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, South Korea, Chemical Engineering 

Veronika Kottisch 2019 2019 Kottisch Postdoctoral Researcher

Undergraduate Degree: B.Sc. Chemistry

Undergraduate Institution: Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany.

Undergraduate Advisor: Prof. Werner Nau

Graduate Degree: PhD in Organic/Polymer Chemistry

Graduate Institution: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Graduate Advisor: Prof. Brett Fors

Thesis Title: The development of controlled polymerization processes and their application towards the synthesis of tailor-made materials

Richard Liu PhD 2019 2019 Liu Postdoctoral Researcher, Graduate Student

S.B.: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Advisor: Prof. Eric N. Jacobsen

Ph.D.:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015-2019

Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald

2015-2016: Robert T. Haslam Presidential Graduate Fellowship

2017-2018: Bristol-Myers Squibb Graduate Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry


Scott McCann Merck Process, New Jersey 2018 2018 McCann Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, WI

Advisor: Prof. Shannon S. Stahl

Thesis: Mechanistic Studies of Cu-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation Reactions: Alcohol and Phenol Oxidation Reactions involving Cooperative Catalysis

B.S (Chemistry).: Saginaw Valley State University; University Center, MI

Advisor: Dr. Jerzy Klosin (Dow Chemical)

NIH F32 Post-Doctoral Fellow

Hojoon Park Merck, Boston, MA 2020 Park Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

Advisor: Prof. Jin-Quan Yu

Thesis: Palladium-Catalyzed C(sp3)-H Functionalization of Weakly Coordinating Carbonyl Compounds

B.S.: Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Advisor: Prof. Chulbom Lee

Mahesh Parsutkar Scientist, Eli Lilly, Cambridge, MA 2021 Parsutkar Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D.: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Advisor: Prof. T. V. RajanBabu

Thesis: Development of Cationic Cobalt(I)-Complexes for Enantioselective Cycloaddition and Hydrofunctionalization Reactions: From Readily Available Materials to Value-Added Products​

M.Sc.:  Chemistry (2016), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Advisor: Prof. Dattatraya H. Dethe

B.Sc.:  Chemistry (2014), Presidency University, Kolkata, India

Advisor: Prof. Sanjib Ghosh/ Prof. Pradipta Ghosh

Simon Roessler Scientist at Novo Nordisk, Denmark 2020 Roessler Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Advisor: Prof. Erick M. Carreira

Thesis: The Power of Metal Catalysis: Asymmetric Allylic Substitution and Light-Mediated C–H Amination

M.Sc.: ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Swiss National Science Foundation Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship

Alexander Schuppe Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN 2018 2018 Schuppe Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Advisor: Prof. Timothy Newhouse

Thesis: Total Syntheses of Andirolide N, Xylogranatopyridine B, and Granatumine A

B.Sc: Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

Advisor: Dionicio Siegel

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dwayne Senn Research Director Phillips 66 Tulsa, Oklahoma Senn Postdoctoral Researcher
Kwangmin Shin 2018 2018 Shin Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

Advisor: Prof. Sukbok Chang

Thesis: Development of Iridium-Catalyzed Oxidative C-H Arylation Reactions

B.Sc: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

Advisor: Prof. Sukbok Chang

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)

Esther Spaltenstein Spaltenstein Postdoctoral Researcher
Jason Tao 2018 2018 Tao Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Advisor: Prof. Graham K. Murphy

Thesis: Developing Novel Synthetic Methodologies Using Hypervalent Iodine(III) Reagents and Diazonium- or Iodonium Ylides

Honors Medicinal Chemistry: University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Advisor: Prof. Scott Taylor

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Andy Thomas 2017 2017 Thomas Postdoctoral Researcher

B.S./M.S. Chemistry: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Undergraduate Advisor: Prof. Craig A. Ogle

Ph.D Chemistry: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Thesis: Pre-transmetalation Intermediates in the Suzuki-Miyaura Reaction Revealed: The Missing Link

Graduate Advisor: Prof. Scott E. Denmark

NIH F32 Post-Doctoral Fellow

Martina Wolter Wolter Postdoctoral Researcher
Yifeng Chen   Professor East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China     2014 Chen Postdoctoral Researcher
Mao Chen Professor at Fudan University, Shanghai, China 2014 2012 Chen Postdoctoral Researcher
Nathan Jui Assistant Professor Emory University, Atlanta, GA 2014 2011 Jui Postdoctoral Researcher
Bram P. Karsten Principal Scientist, NJ Biopharmaceuticals, North Brunswick, NJ 2014 Karsten Postdoctoral Researcher
Wei Shu Associate Professor Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China 2014 Shu Postdoctoral Researcher
Alex Spokoyny Assistant Professor UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 2014 2011 Spokoyny Postdoctoral Researcher

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Ye Zhu Assistant Professor National University of Singapore 2014 Zhu Postdoctoral Researcher
Tom Barton Senior Chemist Dow Agrosciences, Indianapolis 2013 2012 Barton Postdoctoral Researcher
Chi-Wai Cheung Postdoctoral Associate EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 2013 2011 Cheung Postdoctoral Researcher
Robb DeBergh Technical Manager FMC Corporation, Philadelphia, PA 2013 DeBergh Postdoctoral Researcher
Jean-Baptiste Langlois Investigator in Medicinal Chemistry Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland 2013 Langlois Postdoctoral Researcher
Katrin Niedermann Betriebs & Prozess Chemiker ber Roche, Basel Switzerland 2013 2012 Niedermann Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. - ETH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Sean Smith Scientist, 3M Minneapolis, MN   2013 2011 Smith Postdoctoral Researcher
Chia Ka (Edward)i Tseng Quality Assurance Manager Sibelco Asia Pte, Ltd 2013 Tseng Postdoctoral Researcher
Natalia Chernyak Senior Scientist Merck, San Francisco, CA 2012 2011 Chernyak Postdoctoral Researcher
Andrew DeAngelis  Research Investigator, FMC Corporation, Philadelphia, PA 2012 2011 DeAngelis Postdoctoral Researcher
Alexander Düfert BASF, Germany 2012 2011 Düfert Postdoctoral Researcher
Naoyuki Hoshiya Postdoctoral Associate Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan 2012 Hoshiya Postdoctoral Researcher
Thomas Maimone Assistant Professor University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 2012 Maimone Postdoctoral Researcher
Meredeth McGowan Senior Scientist Merck, Boston, MA 2012 2010 McGowan Postdoctoral Researcher
Matthias Oberli Senior Scientist, Sigilon Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA 2012 2010 Oberli Postdoctoral Researcher
Jun Pan Research Investigator Incyte, Wilmington, Delaware 2012 Pan Postdoctoral Researcher
Andrew Parsons Scientist, Amgen, Cambridge, MA     2012 2010 Parsons Postdoctoral Researcher

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Laurent Pellegatti PAT expert - Continuous Manufacturing  Basel, Switzerland 2012 Pellegatti Postdoctoral Researcher
Luca Salvi Advanced Researcher ExxonMobil, Paulsboro NJ 2012 2010 Salvi Postdoctoral Researcher
Satoshi Ueda Scientist Fujifilm, Kanagawa, Japan 2012 Ueda Postdoctoral Researcher
Donghui Wang Assistant Professor Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Shanghai, China 2012 Wang Postdoctoral Researcher
Eun Jin Cho Assistant Professor Hanyang University, Ansan, South Korea 2011 Cho Postdoctoral Researcher
Tom Kinzel Lab Head Bayer AG, Wuppertal, Germany 2011 Kinzel Postdoctoral Researcher
Pengfei Li Professor Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China 2011 Li Postdoctoral Researcher
Timothy Noël Associate Professor Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2011 Noël Postdoctoral Researcher
Dmitry Tsvelikhovsky Assistant Professor Institute of Drug Research, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel 2011 Tsvelikhovsky Postdoctoral Researcher
Elliot Xiao Wang Associate Professor, Nanjing University 2011 Wang Postdoctoral Researcher
Xiaoxing Wu Senior Scientist, Abbvie China R&D Center Shanghai, China   2011 Wu Postdoctoral Researcher
Yong Zhang Chemist Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ 2011 Zhang Postdoctoral Researcher
Patrick Bazinet Senior Scientist Concert Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA 2010 Bazinet Postdoctoral Researcher
Jorge Garcia Fortanet Medicinal Chemist Casma Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA 2010 Garcia Fortanet Postdoctoral Researcher
Chong Han Scientist, Genentech, San Francisco, CA 2010 Han Postdoctoral Researcher
Jaclyn Henderson Associate Director Jnana Therapeutics, Boston, MA 2010 Henderson Postdoctoral Researcher
Gavin O. Jones IBM, San Jose, CA 2010 Jones Postdoctoral Researcher
Debabrata Maiti Associate Professor IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India 400076 2010 Maiti Postdoctoral Researcher
Xiaoqiang Shen Scientist Abbvie, North Chicago, IL 2010 Shen Postdoctoral Researcher
Matthew Stone Research Scientist III Millipore, Bedford, MA 2010 Stone Postdoctoral Researcher
David Surry Associate at Venable LLP, NY, NY 2010 Surry Postdoctoral Researcher
Brijesh Bhayana Massachusetts General Hospital Wellman Labs for Photomedicine Boston, MA 2009 Bhayana Postdoctoral Researcher
Jacqueline HIcks Merck, Rahway, NJ 2009 HIcks Postdoctoral Researcher
Alex Taylor Chemist Relay Therapeutics Cambridge, MA 2009 Taylor Postdoctoral Researcher
Donald Watson  Professor University of Delaware, Newark, DE 2009 Watson Postdoctoral Researcher
Qingle Zeng 2009 Zeng Postdoctoral Researcher
Mark Biscoe Assistant Professor of Chemistry The City College of New York, New York, NY 2008 Biscoe Postdoctoral Researcher
Gordon Brasche Research Chemist  BASF, Chemicals Research and Engineering, Ludwigshafen, Germany 2008 Brasche Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Chemist 
BASF, Chemicals Research and Engineering, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Catharine H. Larsen Associate Professor University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 2008 Larsen Postdoctoral Researcher
Ruben Martin Group Leader Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain 2008 Martin Postdoctoral Researcher
Ana Minatti Senior Scientist Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA 2008 Minatti Postdoctoral Researcher
Yoshinori Nakamura Senior Research Scientist Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, Osaka, Japan 2008 Nakamura Postdoctoral Researcher
W.C. Peter Tsang Technical Manager AkzoNobel Coatings Strongsville, OH 2008 Tsang Postdoctoral Researcher
Nan Zheng Assistant Professor University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 2008 Zheng Postdoctoral Researcher
Takashi Ikawa Assistant Professor Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan 2007 Ikawa Postdoctoral Researcher
Rachel Munday Senior Chemist  AstraZeneca R & D Charnwood, Leicestershire, UK 2007 Munday Postdoctoral Researcher
Sheba D. Bergman Applie Technology Manager Evonik, Parsippany, NJ 2006 Bergman Postdoctoral Researcher
Thomas P. Clark Reseach Scientist Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI   2006 Clark Postdoctoral Researcher
Susanna Jansat Research Coordinator, University of Liverpool, UK 2006 Jansat Postdoctoral Researcher
Philipp Krattiger Associate Director Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany 2006 Krattiger Postdoctoral Researcher
Marta Rodriguez-Rivero European Patent Attorney ABG Patentes, Madrid, Spain 2006 Rodriguez-Rivero Postdoctoral Researcher
Alexandr Shafir Group Leader, ICIQ Tarragona, Spain    2006 2003 Shafir Postdoctoral Researcher
Stefan Weist Patent Attorney Kraus&Weisert Patent Attorneys & Attorneys-at-Law, Muenchen, Germany 2006 Weist Postdoctoral Researcher
Ana B. Cuenca-Gonzalez Researcher University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain 2005 Cuenca-Gonzalez Postdoctoral Researcher
Lei Jiang CSO Shanghai Haihe Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd., Shanghai China 2005 Jiang Postdoctoral Researcher
Masami Kuriyama Associate Professor Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan 2005 Kuriyama Postdoctoral Researcher
Kuriyama Masami Associate Professor, Nagasaki University 2005 2004 Masami Postdoctoral Researcher
Andrei V. Vorogushin Vice-president, Strategy and Investments United Petrochemical Company, Moscow, Russia 2005 Vorogushin Postdoctoral Researcher
Dmitri Gelman Associate Professor The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 2004 Gelman Postdoctoral Researcher
Angela M. Mackay Investigator III Novartis, Basel, Switzerland 2004 Mackay Postdoctoral Researcher
Jacqueline E. Milne Senior Scientist Amgen, Cambridge, MA 2004 Milne Postdoctoral Researcher
Hanh Nguyen Senior Scientist Amgen, Cambridge, MA 2004 Nguyen Postdoctoral Researcher
Shawn D. Walker Vice President, Development Operations- Health Sector Johnson Matthey, Devens, MA 2004 Walker Postdoctoral Researcher
Xiaolai Zhang Principal Scientist Roche Pharmaceuticals 2004 Zhang Postdoctoral Researcher
Jon C. Antilla Prof. Tianjin University, China and Associate Professor University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 2003 Antilla Postdoctoral Researcher
Carlos H. Burgos Sr. Process Scientist Merck, Barceloneta, PR 2003 Burgos Postdoctoral Researcher
Mark D. Charles Principal Scientist Cancer Research Technology, Cambridge UK 2003 Charles Postdoctoral Researcher
Artis Klapars Research Fellow Merck, Rahway, NJ 2003 Klapars Postdoctoral Researcher
Fuk Yee Kwong Professor Chinese University of Hong Kong 2003 Kwong Postdoctoral Researcher
Miki Murata Assistant Professor  Kitami Institute of Technology, Kitami, Japan  2003 Murata Postdoctoral Researcher
Gero Nordmann BASF Charlotte, NC 2003 Nordmann Postdoctoral Researcher
Philip Schultz Tesa SE, Hamburg, Germany 2003 Schultz Postdoctoral Researcher
Danilo Zim Lead Chemist Nalco, Campinas, Brazil 2003 Zim Postdoctoral Researcher
Yukio Kawanami 2002 Kawanami Postdoctoral Researcher
Alex Muci Scientist, Chemistry Cytokinetics, South San Francisco, California 2002 Muci Postdoctoral Researcher
Jennifer Rutherford Sr. Product Development Chemist I Restek, Bellefonte, PA 2002 Rutherford Postdoctoral Researcher
Dirk Spielvogel Head Drug Substance Project Coordinator F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Basel, Switzerland 2002 Spielvogel Postdoctoral Researcher
Gerd D. Tebben Graduate Student Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany 2002 Tebben Postdoctoral Researcher
Martina Uhlenbrock Scientist Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Berlin, Germany 2002 Uhlenbrock Postdoctoral Researcher
Daniel Appella Section Chief, Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, NIH, Bethesda, MD 2001 1998 Appella Postdoctoral Researcher
Joseph M. Fox Professor University of Delaware, Newark, DE 2001 Fox Postdoctoral Researcher
Oliver Gaertzen Bayer CropScience, Leverkusen, Germany 2001 Gaertzen Postdoctoral Researcher
Takayuki Hamada Manager AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Yokkaichi, MIE, JAPAN 2001 Hamada Postdoctoral Researcher
Thomas Hundertmark PhD Principal McKinsey & Company, Inc., Houston, TX 2001 Hundertmark Postdoctoral Researcher
Shin-itsu Kuwabe Group head, Group 3 (Process Engineering) Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Fukui, Japan 2001 Kuwabe Postdoctoral Researcher
Wahed A. Moradi Research BHC-PH Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany 2001 Moradi Postdoctoral Researcher
Utpal Singh Senior Director Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN 2001 Singh Postdoctoral Researcher
Karen E. Torraca Associate Professor of Chemistry Houghton College, Houghton, NY 2001 Torraca Postdoctoral Researcher
Jingjun Yin Research Fellow Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey 2001 Yin Postdoctoral Researcher
X. Peter Zhang Professor Of Chemistry, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 2001 Zhang Postdoctoral Researcher

Professor of Chemistry (2010-2015)
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Assistant Professor (2001-2006)

University of Tennessee




Bain Chin Scientist  Prime Organics Inc., Lowell, MA 2000 Chin Postdoctoral Researcher
Magnus C. Eriksson Principal Scientist Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., Ridgefield, CT 2000 Eriksson Postdoctoral Researcher
Masanari Kimura Professor of Chemistry Nagasaki Univeristy, Nagasaki, Japan 2000 Kimura Postdoctoral Researcher
Yasunori Moritani Senior Research Scientist Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, Osaka, Japan 2000 Moritani Postdoctoral Researcher
Cindy Parrish Sr Scientific Investigator, Medicinal Chemistry GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA 2000 Parrish Postdoctoral Researcher
Julian Priego Senior Research Associate Eli Lilly , Spain 2000 Priego Postdoctoral Researcher
Masaki Shimizu Professor Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan 2000 Shimizu Postdoctoral Researcher
Attila Aranyos Sales Manager, Western Europe Pall Life Sciences-Fortebio 1999 Aranyos Postdoctoral Researcher
Andre Chieffi Scientist Procter & Gamble, Newcastle, United Kingdom 1999 Chieffi Postdoctoral Researcher
Suk-Ku Kang Professor Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea 1999 Kang Postdoctoral Researcher
Adriano L. Monteiro Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry Institute of Chemistry, Porto Alegre, Brazil 1999 Monteiro Postdoctoral Researcher
David W. Old Patent Agent Maschoff Brennan, Irvine, CA 1999 Old Postdoctoral Researcher
Robert A. Singer Process Research and Development Chemist / Senior Research Scientist Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT 1999 Singer Postdoctoral Researcher
Johannes G. Winter Differentiated Growth Leader Manager Momentive Specialty Resins, Iserlohn, Germany 1999 Winter Postdoctoral Researcher
Bryant H. Yang Senior Scientist Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA 1999 Yang Postdoctoral Researcher
Jens Ahman Head of Unit at Arbetsmiljöverket 1998 Ahman Postdoctoral Researcher
Yasutaka Kataoka Professor Nara Women's University, Nara City, Nara, Japan 1998 Kataoka Postdoctoral Researcher
Jean-Francois Marcoux Global Drug Substance Coordinator  |  Manufacturing Science and Technology   F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Basel, Switzerland 1998 Marcoux Postdoctoral Researcher
Nora S. Radu Research Associate - DuPont OLED Displays E.I. DuPont and Co. , Wilmington, DE 1998 Radu Postdoctoral Researcher
Tricia B. Carmichael Associate Professor University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada 1997 Carmichael Postdoctoral Researcher
Sven Doye Professor  University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany 1997 Doye Postdoctoral Researcher
Christoph Gürtler PhD Coatings Research Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany 1997 Gürtler Postdoctoral Researcher
Michael Palucki Senior Director CMC Development and Supply Team Leader  VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1997 Palucki Postdoctoral Researcher
Ross Widenhoefer Professor of Chemistry Duke University Durham, NC 1997 1995 Widenhoefer Postdoctoral Researcher
Shelley Amendola 1996 Amendola Postdoctoral Researcher
Kazumasa Aoki Senior Director, Venture Science Laboratories Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan 1996 Aoki Postdoctoral Researcher
Udo E.W. Lange Principal Research Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry, Neuroscience Discovery AbbVie, Germany 1996 Lange Postdoctoral Researcher
Xavier Verdaguer Professor  Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain 1996 Verdaguer Postdoctoral Researcher
Minghui Zhang 1996 Zhang Postdoctoral Researcher
Robert S. Paley Edmund Allen Professor of Chemistry Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 1995 Paley Postdoctoral Researcher
Roger Rennels Chemistry Instructor College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 1995 Rennels Postdoctoral Researcher
Mary Beth Carter Patent Agent Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Lawrence, KS 1994 Carter Postdoctoral Researcher
Taek-Mo Chung Team Leader / Principal Reseach Scientist Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Korea 1994 Chung Postdoctoral Researcher
Anil Guram Founder and CSO Art of Elements, LLC. Agoura Hills, CA 1994 Guram Postdoctoral Researcher
Nancy E. Lee Associate Professor of Chemistry Simmons College, Boston, MA 1994 Nancy E. Lee Postdoctoral Researcher
Erhad Ascic Research Scientist, Lundbeck, Denmark 2015 2014 Ascic Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Prof. Thomas E. Nielsen - Build/Couple/Pair and Multifunctional Catalysis Strategies for the Synthesis of Heterocycles from Simple Starting Materials

M. Sc. - Lund University, Sweden
Prof. Kenneth Wärnmark - Synthesis of New Troeger's Base Derivatives

Vasudev R. Bhonde Advanced Research Chemist, Eastman Chemical Company, Tennessee 2015 2013 Bhonde Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Prof. Ryan Looper - Propargyl Guanidine Hydroamination: Application to the Total Synthesis of Bis-Guanadine Natural Products

M. Sc. - University of Pune, Pune, India

B.Sc. - University of Pune, Pune, India

Industrial Experience - Dr. Reddy's Labs Ltd., Hyderabad, India

Thierry Leon Serrano Research Specialist in Chemistry, CMO UQUIFA, Spain 2015 2014 Leon Serrano Postdoctoral Researcher
Dawen Niu Professor at Sichuan University, China 2015 2014 Niu Postdoctoral Researcher
Shaolin Zhu Assistant Professor at Nanjing University, Nanjing, China 2015 2013 Zhu Postdoctoral Researcher
Richard Broene Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 1993 Broene Postdoctoral Researcher
John R. Johnson Senior Research Chemist Lubrizol, Wickliffe, Ohio 1993 Johnson Postdoctoral Researcher
Birgit Schiøtt Professor Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark 1993 Schiøtt Postdoctoral Researcher
Alma Viso Investigadora (Senior Research Scientist) CSIC, Madrid, Spain 1993 Viso Postdoctoral Researcher
Juan Campora Professor Instituto de Investigaciones Quimicas (CSIC - Univ. Sevilla), Sevilla, Spain 1992 Campora Postdoctoral Researcher
Rupert Spence Technical Fellow DuPont Canada, Kingston, Ontario 1992 Spence Postdoctoral Researcher
Rosanna Villani Director of Experimental Medicine DaVINCI Biomedical Research, South Lancaster, MA 1991 Villani Postdoctoral Researcher
Jing-Chreng Tsai 1990 Tsai Postdoctoral Researcher
Woods Wannamaker Medicinal Chemist   1988 1986 Wannamaker Postdoctoral Researcher
Sandra King Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA 2016 2014 King Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Advisor: Prof. Seth B. Herzon

Thesis: Total Synthesis of Hasubanan and Acutumine Alkaloids and Development of a Method for the Selective Reduction of Alkenyl Halides

MPhil: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England

Advisor: Prof. Steven V. Ley

Thesis: Studies on the Synthesis of the Antimicrobial Alkaloid Millingtonine

B.A: Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Hong Geun Lee Process Chemist, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, New Jersey 2016 2012 Lee Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Advisor: Prof. Matthew D Shair

Thesis: Progress Toward Total Synthesis of lomaiviticins

B.Sc: Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Advisor: Prof. B. Moon Kim

John Nguyen Business Development Manager Production Materials, Millipore Sigma 2016 2014 Nguyen Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Advisor: Prof. Corey R. J. Stephenson

Thesis: The Development and Investigation of Catalytic Photochemical Radical Reactions Mediated by Visible Light

B.Sc: University of Califorinia, Irivine, California

Advisor: Prof. Chirstopher Vanderwal

Esben Olsen API Process Research Scientist, LEO Pharma A/S 2016 2014 Olsen Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Advisor: Prof. Robert Madsen - Iridium Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Decarbonylations of Primary Alcohols

M. Sc: University of Aarhus, Denmark

Advisor: Prof. Troels Skrydstrup

Thesis: In Situ Formed Palladium Hydride Complexes for Alkene Isomerizations

B. Sc: University of Aarhus, Denmark

Advisor: Prof. Lisa Falborg

Thesis: 18F]-Labeling of Proteins with Affinity for Binding of Apoptotic Cells

Stefan Roesner Senior Research Fellow at University of Warwick 2016 2015 Roesner Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: University of Bristol, UK

Advisor: Prof. Varinder K. Aggarwal

Thesis: Enantioselective Synthesis of Pharmaceutically Important Molecules Using Lithiation/Borylation Methodology

Diploma: Philipps University, Marburg, Germany

Advisor: Prof. Gerhard Hilt

Thesis: Low Valent Cobalt-Catalyzed Hydrovinylation Reactions as a Strategy for the Synthesis of Polycarbonyl Compounds

Tim Senter Research Scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals 2016 2015 Senter Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Advisor: Prof. Craig W. Lindsley

B.Sc: St. Lawerence University, Canton, NY

Advisor: Prof. Larry G. French

Shi-Liang Shi  Shanghai Insitute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), China 2016 2013 Shi Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: The University of Tokyo, Japan

Advisor: Prof. M. Shibasaki and Prof. M. Kanai

Thesis: Copper(I)-Catalyzed Asymmetric C-C Bond Formation

Yang Yang PhD Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Francis H. Arnold at Caltech   2016 2012 Yang Postdoctoral Researcher, Graduate Student

Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Advisor: Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald


B.Sc: Peking University

Advisor: Prof. Jianbo Wang

Thesis: Lewis Acids-Catalyzed Cyanation of Indoles and Pyrroles

Kurt Armbrust Medicinal Chemist at Celgene 2017 2014 Armbrust Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Advisor: Prof. Timothy F. Jamison

Thesis: Rhodium-Catalyzed Epoxide-Opening Cascades Toward Brevisin and Hemibrevetoxin B.

B. Sc: Brown Universtiy, Providence, RI

Advisor: Prof. Matthew Zimmt

Jeffery Bandar Assistant Professor at Colorado State University 2017 2014 Bandar Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Columbia University, New York, NY

Advisor: Prof. Tristian Lambert

Thesis: Design of Reactions, Catalysts, and Materials with Aromatic Ions.

B. Sc: St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Daniel Tzvi Cohen Senior Scientist at AbbVie Pharmaceuticals 2017 2017 Cohen Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Advisor: Prof. Karl A. Scheidt

Thesis: Annulation Strategies in N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalysis

B .Sc: SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Stig Friis Postdoctoral Fellow at AstraZeneca, Sweden 2017 2015 Friis Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Aarhus University, Denmark

Advisor: Professor Troels Skrydstrup

Thesis: Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylations using Silacarboxylic Acids--Design, Synthesis, and Applications

M.Sc: Aarhus University, Denmark

Advisor: Professor Troels Skrydstrup

Thesis: The Synthesis and Application of New Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecules

B.Sc: Aarhus University, Denmark

Advisor: Professor Troels Skrydstrup

Thesis: Synthesis of γ-functionalized Silanediol Amino Acid Mimics

Wenliang Huang Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Peking University 2017 2014 Huang Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Advisor: Prof. Paula L. Diaconescu

Thesis: Reduction Chemistry of Rare-earth Metal Complexes: Toward New Reactivity and Properties

B.Sc: Peking University, China

Advisor: Prof. Yun-Dong Wu

Thesis: Theoretical and Computational Research on the Pauson-Khand Reaction

Joseph Macor Research Scientist, Universal Display Corporation, NJ 2017 2016 Macor Postdoctoral Researcher

B.S. Chemistry: The College of New Jersey; Ewing Township, New Jersey

Undergraduate Advisor: Prof. Stephanie E. Sen

Ph.D Chemistry: Universit of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Glenn T. Seaborg Graduate Fellow

Thesis: On the Coordination Chemistry of Pentavalent Phosphorus Compounds

Graduate Advisor: Prof. Gregory S. Girolami

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Tokyo; Tokyo, Japan

PostDoc Advisor:  Prof Shu Kobyashi

Michael Pirnot Process Chemist at Merck 2017 2014 Pirnot Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Advisor: Prof. David W. C. MacMillan

Thesis: Direct b-Activation of Ketones and Aldehydes via Photoredox Organocatalysis

B. Sc: University of Deleware, Newark, DE

Advisor: Prof. Douglass E. Taber

Thesis: Conjugate Addition of Lithiated Methylpyridines and Natural Product Synthesis

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Aaron C. Sather Process Chemist at Merck Research Laboratories 2017 2013 Sather Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Advisor: Prof. Julius Rebek, Jr.

Thesis: Molecular Encapsulation and the Selective Recognition of the Uranyl Ion

B.Sc: University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Advisor: Prof. Darren W. Johnson

Thesis: Anion Recognition and Arsenic Remediation

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Mycah Uehling Merck, Kenilworth, NJ 2017 2015 Uehling Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle Washington

Advisor: Professor Gojko Lalic

Thesis: Gold-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis of Cyclic Ethers and Copper-Catalyzed Hydrofunctionalization of Alkynes

B.Sc. Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Washington

Advisor: Professor Neal Yakelis

Haoxuan Wang Medicinal Chemistry Scientist at Amgen 2017 2015 Wang Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Advisor: Professor Sarah E. Reisman

Thesis: Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Diketopiperazine-Containing Natural Products: (–)-Lansai B, (+)-Nocardioazines A and B, and (–)-Acetylapoaranotin

B.Sc: Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Advisor: Zhengwen Fu

Yiming Wang Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh 2017 2013 Wang Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Advisor: Profs. F. Dean Toste

Thesis: Enantioselective Catalysis

B.Sc: Harvard University

Advisor: Prof. Andrew G. Myers

Thesis: Tetracycline Analogs

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Xueqiang Wang Professor of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan, China   2017 2016 Wang Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD: Institue of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Tarragona, Spain

Advisor: Prof. Ruben Martin

Thesis: Ni-catalyzed fixation of heterocumulenes into organic matter and C-H functionalization reactions

M.Sc: Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Shanghai, China

Advisor: Prof. Long Lu and Prof. Qilong Shen

B.Sc: Linyi University, Shandong Province, China

Advisor: Prof. Baofeng Xu

Yang Zhao Research Director at Francool (Shenzhen) Technology Co. Ltd. Shenzhen, China 2017 2015 Zhao Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: University of Rochester, Rochester NY

Advisor: Daniel J. Weix

Thesis: Nickel-catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Epoxides and Aziridines

B. Sc: Nankai University

Advisor: Baiquan Wang


Oliver Engl Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA 2018 2017 Engl Postdoctoral Researcher

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Chemistry

Undergraduate Institution: ETH Zurich

Graduate Degree: PhD in Chemistry

Graduate Institution: ETH Zurch, Zurich, Switzerland

Graduate Advisor: Prof Helma Wennemers

Thesis Title: Stereoselective Addition Reactions of Thioester Enolate Surrogates under Mild Organocatalytic Conditions

Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Rana Kashif Khan Research Investigator II, Oncology Chemistry, at Brystol-Myers Squibb, Waltham, MA 2018 2014 Khan Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Boston College, Boston, MA

Advisor: Prof. Amir H. Hoveyda

Thesis: New Concepts, Catalysts, and Methods in Ru-Catalyzed Stereoselective Olefin Metathesis

B.Sc: University of Houston, Houston, TX

Advisor: Prof. Olafs Daugulis

Thesis: Metal Catalyzed Arylations of sp2 and sp3 C-H Bonds

Koji Kubota Professor at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan 2018 2017 Kubota Postdoctoral Researcher

Post-Doc: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Advisor: Prof. Dean Toste

Ph.D: Hokkaido University, Japan

Advisor: Prof. Hajime Ito

Thesis: Synthesis of Functionalized Organoboron Compounds through Copper(I) Catalysis

B.Sc: Hokkaido University, Japan

Advisor: Prof. Hajime Ito

Thesis: Copper(I)-Catalyzed Direct Borylation of Alkyl Halides

JSPS Postdoctral Fellowship for Research Abroad

Boyoung Park Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Seoul National University, Korea 2018 2016 Park Postdoctoral Researcher

Undergraduate Institution: Ewha Woman's Univeristy, South Korea

Masters Institution: Ewha Woman's University, South Korea

Undergraduate and Masters Advisor: Professor Sang-gi Lee

Graduate Institution: The University of Texas, at Austin

PhD Advisor: Professor Michael J. Krische

Thesis: Transition Metal-Catalyzed Redox-Triggered C-C Couplings of Alcohols via Transfer Hydrogenation

Nicholas White Scientist at Genentech, Inc. San Francisco, CA 2018 2016 White Postdoctoral Researcher

B. Sc.: Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Advisor: Prof. James Babler

Ph.D: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Advisor: Prof. Tomislav Rovis

Thesis: Enantioselective Beta-Functionalization of Enals via N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysis

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Yuxuan Ye PhD Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Todd Hyster, Princeton 2018 2013 Ye Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018

Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald


B.Sc: Peking University, Beijing, China

Advisor: Prof. Jianbo Wang

Thesis: Copper-Catalyzed Direct C-H Trifluoromethylation of Quinones

Gary Zhang Research Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA 2018 2016 Zhang Postdoctoral Researcher

B.Sc.: National University of Singapore, Singapore

Advisor: Andy Hor

PhD: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Advisor: Eric Jacobsen

Thesis: Engaging Chiral Cationic Intermediates by Anion-Binding in Asymmetric Catalysis

Liang Zhang Process Chemist, Amgen 2018 2017 Zhang Postdoctoral Researcher

B.S.: Tsinghua Universty, Beijing, China

Undergraduate Advisor: Prof. Lei Liu

Ph.D Chemistry: Boston College, Boston, MA

Thesis: Catalytic Conjunctive Cross-Coupling and Catalytic Diboration Reactions

Graduate Advisor: Prof. James P. Morken

Ivan Buslov Research associate at EPFL, Switzerland 2019 2017 Buslov Postdoctoral Researcher

School: Lomonosov Moscow State University, MSc in chemistry

Advisor: Dr. P.V. Ivchenko and Prof. I. E. Nifantiev

Thesis: Design and Synthesis of New Types of Bis(imino)pyridyl Complexes as Catalysts for Ethylene Polymerization

School: École polytechnique fédéral de Lausanne, PhD

Advisor: Prof. Xile Hu

Thesis: Nickel-catalyzed Hydrosilylation of Alkenes and Transition-Metal-Free Intermolecular α-C-H Amination of Ethers


Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship, 2016

Xi-Jie Dai Process Chemist, Amgen 2019 2017 Dai Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: McGill University, Canada

Advisor: Prof. Chao-Jun Li

Thesis: Exploring Oxygenated Compounds for Efficient Transition Metal-Catalyzed Molecular Transformations

M.Sc: Xiamen University, China

Advisor: Prof. Pei-Qiang Huang

Thesis: Studies on the Construction of Quaternary Carbon Center at N-alpha Position Catalyzed by Titanocene Dichloride/Magnesium

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Sheng Guo Postdoctoral Researcher in Prof. Timothy Swager's lab (MIT) 2019 2017 Guo Postdoctoral Researcher

Undergrad: Wuhan University, Hubei, China

Advisor: Prof. Aiwen Lei

PhD: Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Society, Shanghai, China

Advisor: Prof. Dawei Ma

Thesis: Synthetic Studies of Bioactive Polycyclic Terpenoids: Leucosceptroid and Eleutherobin

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry Fellowship

Chengxi Li Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Brad Pentelute (MIT) 2019 2018 Li Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Society, Shanghai, China

Advisor:  Prof. Wenjun Tang

Thesis: Study of Aryl Alkyl Cross Couplings and Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Tetrasubstituted Enamides

B.Sc.: Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China

Advisor: Prof. Huimin Zhong

Achim Link Solvias, Switzerland 2019 2018 Link Postdoctoral Researcher

B.Sc.: University of Freiburg i. Br., Germany

Undergraduate Advisor: Prof. Bernhard Breit

M.Sc.: University of Basel, Switzerland

Master's Advisor: Prof. Christof Sparr

Ph.D.: University of Basel, Switzerland

Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. Christof Sparr

Thesis Title: 1,5-Bifunctional Organomagnesium Reagents for the Direct Transformation of Esters into Arenes

Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Zhaohong Lu Postdoctoral Researcher in Alison Wendlandt's group at MIT 2019 2017 Lu Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Shanghai, China

Advisor:  Prof. Ang Li

Thesis: Total synthesis of Hapalindole-Type natural products and diterpenoid epoxyeujindole A

B.Sc: Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangdong Sheng, China

Advisor: Prof. Zhishu Huang

Klaus Speck Bayer, Lab Head Chemical Development 2019 2017 Speck Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D: LMU Munich, Munich, Germany

Advisor: Prof. Thomas Magauer

Thesis: The Total Synthesis of Tetracyclic Meroterpenoid Natural Products – Gold(I)-Catalyzed Cyclizations of 1-Bromo-1,5-Enynes

M.Sc: LMU Munich, Munich, Germany

Advisor: Prof. Thomas Magauer

Leopoldina - National Academy of Science

Name Degree Received Current Position Year Departed Start Date start_date_manual Last Name Lab Positions Body Text Fellowships and Awards Photo
Philip M. Blank 2023 Blank Graduate Student


B.Sc.:  University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Scheer

Visiting Graduate Student: ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Bill Morandi



 German Academic Scholarship Foundation (german: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

  Max Weber Program

Joey Dennis PhD Vertex Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA 2020 2015 Dennis Graduate Student

Hope College, Holland, MI

Prof. Jeffrey B. Johnson

NSF Graduate Fellowship

Sheng Feng PhD postdoc with Prof. Eric Kool, Stanford University 2022 2017 Feng Graduate Student

B.Sc: Peking University

Advisor: Professor Jianbo Wang

Thesis: Transition-metal-catalyzed Carbene Induced C-C Bond Activation of Vinylcyclopropanes


Michael Gribble PhD Merck Discovery Process, South San Francisco 2020 2015 2015 Gribble Graduate Student

B.Sc: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Advisor: Jon Parquette

M.Sc: UC Berkeley; Berkeley, CA

Advisors: Robert Bergman and Jon Ellman

Masters Thesis: Synthesis of a Benzodiazepine-derived Rhodium NHC Complex by C-H Activation

Ryan King PhD Postdoctoral Scholar with Prof. Jenny Yang, University of California, Irvine 2021 2015 King Graduate Student

B.Sc: University of California, Irvine; Irvine, CA

Advisor: Prof. Scott Rychnovsky

Thesis Title:  

Levi Knippel PhD Merk, Rahway, NJ 2023 2018 Knippel Graduate Student

B.A.:  Chemistry, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

M.A.:  Chemistry, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Advisor:  Prof. Thomas Lectka

Thesis:  New Fluorination Methods for the Medicinal Chemists Toolkit

NIH Diversity Supplement Fellowship and NSF Graduate Research Fellow (GRFP)

Richard Liu PhD 2020 2019 2019 Liu Postdoctoral Researcher, Graduate Student

S.B.: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Advisor: Prof. Eric N. Jacobsen

Ph.D.:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015-2019

Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald

2015-2016: Robert T. Haslam Presidential Graduate Fellowship

2017-2018: Bristol-Myers Squibb Graduate Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry


Aaron Mallek PhD Scientist, Bioconjugation and Bioanalytics at Angiex Inc. Cambridge, MA 2021 2016 Mallek Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

Undergraduate Advisor: Prof. Teshik Yoon

Undergraduate Thesis: Development of Quantitative Structure-Selectivity Relationships in Asymmetric Photocatalysis

Jacopo Margarini 2021 2021 Margarini Graduate Student

B.Sc.:  Chemistry, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Advisor: Prof. C. Gennari

Currently: Visiting Graduate Student from ETH, Zurich, Switzerland with Prof. E. Carreira

Elaine Reichert postdoctoral researcher, Prof. Daniel G. Nocera, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2023 2018 Reichert Graduate Student

A.B.:  Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Advisor: Prof. Eric N. Jacobsen

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Jacob Joshua Lee Rodriguez PhD 2023 2018 Rodriguez Graduate Student

B.A.:  Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology. Minor in Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder.  Boulder, CO

Advisor: Prof. Maciej Walczak

Azin Saebi PhD 2022 2017 Saebi Graduate Student

B.Sc: University of California, Los Angeles (BS in Biochemistry, BS in Neuroscience, MS in Biochemistry, Molecular & Structural Biology)

Advisor: Alex Spokoyny

Thesis: Three-Dimensional Boron Cluster Pharmacophores


David Sánchez Roa 2021 2021 Sánchez Roa Graduate Student

B.Sc.:  Chemistry, University of Alcalá, Spain 

Advisor: Prof. Marta E. G. Mosquera

Currently: Visiting Graduate Student from University of Alcalá, Spain with Prof. Marta E Mosquera and Prof. Juan Cámpora

Erica Y. Tsai PhD Associate at McKinsey & Company, Boston, MA 2021 2016 Tsai Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Undergrad Advisor: Prof. David W.C. MacMillan

Undergraduate Thesis: Towards the Discovery of a Novel Radical-Proof, Iridium-Based Photocatalyst for Applications in Synergistic Catalysis

Robert T. Haslam Presidential Fellowship and NSF GRFP

Jessica Xu PhD Machine Learning Engineer, Reverie Labs, Cambridge, MA 2022 2017 Xu Graduate Student

A.M. (Chemistry), A.B. (Computer Science): Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Advisor: Prof. Andrew Myers

Yujing Zhou PhD Genentech 2020 2016 2016 Zhou Graduate Student

Undergraduate Institution: Peking University, Beijing, China

Undergraduate Advisor: Prof. Jianbo Wang

Undergraduate Thesis: Cu(I)-Catalyzed Tandem Reaction of Carbene Coupling and Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons Type Olefination: Access toward Enynes

Ida M. Green Fellowship

Wai-Lung Ng Visiting Student Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow University of Oxford, Oxford 2014 Ng Graduate Student
Mingjuan Su PhD Research Scientist Universal Display Corporation, Ewing, NJ 2014 2011 Su Graduate Student
Fabio Lima Visiting Student PhD candidate Prof. S.V. Ley Group, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK         2013 2013 Lima Graduate Student
Todd Senecal PhD Senior Chemist - Organics, Polymers & Organometallics The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI 2013 Senecal Graduate Student
Georgiy Teverovskiy PhD Scientist 3M, Minneapolis, MN 2013 2008 Teverovskiy Graduate Student
Calvin Lewis Visiting Student MD/PhD Candidate University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 2012 Lewis Graduate Student
Simon Breitler Graduate Student ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2011 Breitler Graduate Student

Visiting Student

Brett Fors PhD Assistant Professor Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 2011 2008 Fors Graduate Student
Sophie Rousseaux Visiting Student Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada 2011 Rousseaux Graduate Student
John Naber PhD Senior Research Chemist Merck, Rahway, NJ 2010 Naber Graduate Student
Nicole Davis M.Sc. Graduate Student, Hammond Group MIT, Cambridge, MA 2009 Davis Graduate Student
Karin Doolewerdt Development Engineer Grundfos, Denmark 2009 Doolewerdt Graduate Student

Visiting Student

Hannes Harbrecht Graduate Student Philipps Universitaet, Marburg, Germany 2009 Harbrecht Graduate Student

Ernest Solvay Visiting Student

Alan M. Hyde PhD Associate Principal Scientist Merck, Rahway, NJ 2009 Hyde Graduate Student
Florian Kessler Visiting Student Research Scientist Siemens , Germany 2009 Kessler Graduate Student
Kelvin Billingsley PhD Assistant Professor of Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry California State University, Fullerton 2008 Billingsley Graduate Student
Alberto Martinez Cuezva Visiting Student PhD Student Universidad de Burgos, Burgos, Spain 2008 Martinez Cuezva Graduate Student
Timothy E. Barder PhD Consultant Arthur D. Little, Boston, MA 2007 Barder Graduate Student
Richard A. Huhn M.Sc. 2007 Huhn Graduate Student
Carrie P. Jones M.Sc. Senior Analyst Health Advances, Weston, MA 2007 Jones Graduate Student
Joseph R. Martinelli PhD Process Chemist Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN 2007 Martinelli Graduate Student
Kevin W. Anderson PhD Founder Fractal Science and Math Academy, Montclair, New Jersey 2006 Anderson Graduate Student
Roger Geisser Graduate Student, Prof. Erick M. Carreira ETH, Zurich, Switzerland 2006 Geisser Graduate Student

Visiting Student

Liane M. Brown (Klingensmith) M.Sc. Associate Scientist Amgen Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2005 Brown Graduate Student
Daemian D. Dussault M.Sc. 2005 Dussault Graduate Student
Edward J. Hennessy PhD Associate Director Moderna Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA 2005 Hennessy Graduate Student
Satoko Hirai M.Sc. Research Associate  Amgen, Cambridge, MA 2005 Hirai Graduate Student
Mathew P. Rainka PhD Senior Manager Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, NY 2005 Rainka Graduate Student
Eric R. Strieter PhD Associate Professor of Chemistry University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2005 Strieter Graduate Student