We bid farewell to postdoctoral associate Yexenia Nieves who is starting a job at Exemplify BioPharma and to visiting scholar Wahid Patel who will be returning to the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Goa to finish his MS degree in Chemistry.
Welcome to high school student Avalon Rosenberger and undergraduate researcher Saad Albawardi!
Congratulations to William Neuhaus on being awarded a fellowship in the 2019 class of VIEST Graduate Fellows.
Congratulations to Yexenia and our collaborators in the Walsh group on publication in ACIE of the base catalyzed openings of propellane with aryldithianes.
Welcome to visiting scholar Yuvraj Satkar! Yuvraj is a 4th year graduate student at Guanajuato University in the research group of César Rogelio Solorio Alvarado.
Kudos to Tom and Yexenia for publication of our full mechanistic picture of the Cr catalyzed phenol coupling in JACS, which involves unprecedented control via spin localization. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b03890
We are happy to welcome first year graduate students Hanna Roenfanz, Mac Schumer, Melissa Sebold, and Lucille Wells into the group!
Our highly efficient base metal catalyst system for coupling of oxindoles using dioxygen as the terminal oxidant has appear in a special issue of ChemSusChem “Sustainable Organic Synthesis”
Congratulations to Hong, Pradip, Uday, Peter and the rest of the team on publication of our Pd catalyzed oxidative activation of sp3 C-H bonds to make hindered centers!
Many thanks to Sergei and our collaborators at Boehringer Ingelheim for publication of an Ir catalyzed enantioselective hydrogenation to afford pharmaceutically relevant benzodioxanes.
Congratulations to visiting student Pradip Nahide on successful defense of his thesis at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico.
Congrats to Houng and coworkers on publication of the first total synthesis of Chaetoglobin A!
Kudos to Sergei and all of our collaborators on publication of the complex story of asymmetric Negishi and Suzuki couplings
Congratulations to Cris Ochoa on renewal of his NIH CBI Training Grant Fellowship!
Goodbye to undergraduate Marcus Nowlan and Jose Rosario, as well as high school student Olivia Landes after a highly productive summer.
Good news - our most recent NSF grant on oxidative catalysis has been funded!
Congratulations to Houng Kang on the successful defense of his doctoral dissertation!
It was great to see everyone at the group BBQ this summer. The bocce ball tournament was keenly contested with xxx making off with the grand prize of 10 NMR tubes!
Congratulations to Phil Gilmartin and Madison Herling for advancing to candidacy!
We are please to contribute to a collaborative projective with Prof. Limin Wang at the East China University of Science and Technology that was just published (J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 4739-4753).
We are happy to welcome first-year graduate student William Neuhaus to the group!
We wish Sobia Jabeen and Anaum Ihsan the best of success as they return to Pakistan to finish their PhD degrees.
We bid fond farewell to Pradip Nahide as he returns to Mexico to complete his PhD.
Congratulations to Houng Kang and the whole oxidation team on publication of the first asymmetric oxidative coupling of phenols!
Congratulations to Sergei Tcyrulnikov on receipt of the Graduate Research Award!
We welcome Sobia Jabeen and Anaum Ihsan, visiting PhD students from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
The implications of our hydrogen bonding sensors just keep building. Check out our recent publication with Carlo Ballatore in ACS Med Chem Lett!
Cris Ochoa has been selected for a Chemistry-Biology Training Grant Fellowship - kudos!
Congratulations to Sergei on publication of our work with Boehringer-Ingelheim on enantioselective nickel-catalyzed Mizoroki-Heck cyclization. Synfacts has highlighted this work.
Congratulations to all on the publication of our collaborative work with the Walsh group on transition metal free vinylation of aza-allyls. This work has been highlighted on the PhysOrg website.
Congrats to Phil Gilmartin on receipt of an NSF Graduate Fellowship!
A prior collaborative report from the Walsh and Kozlowski groups is being featured in an 2014 Organometallics virtual issue honoring Bob Bergman as recipient of the 2017 Wolf Prize in Chemistry
Check our our Accounts of Chemical Research in the Holy Grails issue. Our thoughts on the efficiencies and challenges in oxidative to build structural complexity are outlined.
We are excited for new graduate students joining the group, Philip Gilmartin and Madison Herling.
Welcome to Pradip Nahide, a visiting student from Guanajuato University in México.
Congratulations to Sergei Tcyrulnikov and the team of collaborators at Boehringer-Ingelheim for our JACS publication on Pd and Ni catalyzed Heck-type reactions or pyridinium salts
Congratulations on Van Tran on publication of her work in J. Med. Chem. which was highlighted on the Curious Wavefunction Blog.
Welcome to Peddiahgari Vasu Govardhana Reddy, a visiting scholar from Yogi Semana University, and Gang Hong, a visiting student from East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai, China).
It was great to see so many former group members a the ACS meeting this week in Philadelphia. Here is a picture from the Penn Alumni reception at the Chemical Heritage Foundation: Mike Fennie (PhD 2006, Asst. Prof. Univ. of Scranton ), Liz Linton (PhD 2009, West Chester School District), Josh Dickstein (PhD 2009, Bridgestone), James Ianni (postdoc 2002-2006, Lidos), Ryan Walvoord (PhD 2014, Asst. Prof. Ursinus College), Erin DiMauro (PhD 2003, Amgen), Erin Podlesney (PhD 2012, Asst. Prof. Richard Stockton College), John Curto (PhD 2014, Pfizer). Missing: Kelsey VanGelder (PhD 2016, GSK), Andrew Lowell (PhD 2008, postdoc University of Michigan with David Sherman)
Arjun Vijeta, a vising undergraduate from IISER Pune, is headed to the University of Cambridge where he is going to work on "artificial photosynthesis" under the supervision of Prof. Erwin Reisner.
Farewell to undergraduate summer researcher Adrian Riives (San Jose State Univ.) and to high school student summer researcher Alexa Bartels (Baldwin School).
Congratulations to former PhD student Ryan Walvoord as he begins a faculty position at Ursinus College after finishing postdoctoral work with Chris Chang at UC Berkeley.
Congratulations to Kelsey Van Gelder on successful completion of her PhD. We wish her luck in her new position at Glaxo Smith-Kline.
Welcome to undergraduate researchers Kirsten Hewitt (Penn), Adrian Riives (San Jose State Univ.), and Jiyoung Song (Penn Viper Program) and to high school student Alexa Bartels (Baldwin School) for summer research.
Congratulations to Young Eun Lee on successful defense of her PhD thesis.
Congratulations to Osvaldo Gutierrez and the team of collaborators at Boehringer-Ingelheim for our Chemical Science publication on nickel catalyzed Heck-type reactions
We wish undergraduates Van Tran and Luke Chen a fond farewell, as they move on to Scripps La Jolla for graduate school and a consulting position, respectively.
Congratulations and best wishes to postdoctoral scholar Osvaldo Gutierrez as he starts his faculty position at the University of College Park, Maryland
Welcome to Peter Amadeo, Adriana Jemison, Kyle Niederer, Cris Ochoa, and Tom Paniak, first-year students who are joining the group!