Fellowship Awardees for 2009-2010
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses/Organic Reactions
Essay: Spin Isomers of Molecular Hydrogen and Improved Sensitivity for NMR and MRI. View EssayJudy Chen earned a BS degree in Chemistry from UC Berkeley. She is currently a fourth year student in Professor Nicholas J. Turro's laboratory. Her current research interests are non-covalent host-guest interactions, spin chemistry and polarization induced signal enhancement.
Essay: Marine Natural Products as Anticancer Agents: Therapeutic Treasures from the Deep. View EssayAlison Donnelly earned a BS degree in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University. She is currently a fourth year student in Professor Brian Blagg's laboratory synthesizing and evaluating analogues of novobiocin as Hsp90 C-terminal inhibitors for the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim
Essay: Metal-Mediated Trifluoro-methylation of Aryl Halides. View EssayBrett Fors earned a BS degree in Chemistry from Montana State University. He is currently a fourth year student in Professor Stephen Buchwald's laboratory researching the development of new catalysts for C-N cross-coupling reactions.
Sponsor: Sanofi Aventis
Essay: Replication Cycle of the Influenza Virus and Recent Syntheses of Nueraminidase Inhibitor Oseltamivir (TamifluTM). View EssayStephen Lathrop earned a BS degree in Chemistry from Indiana University. He is currently in his fourth year of graduate research in Professor Tom Rovis' lab, researching the development of multicatalytic cascade reactions utilizing N-heterocyclic carbenes as well as the total synthesis of cephalimysin A.
Sponsor: Schering Plough
Essay: Mechanically Assisted Organic Transformations. View EssayJeremy Lenhardt earned a BS degree in Biochemistry from New Mexico State University. He is currently a third year student in Professor Stephen Craig's laboratory developing methods for directing chemical reactivity by mechanical force.
Essay: Oxidative Enolate Couplings in Complex Molecule Synthesis. View EssayConnor Martin earned a BA degree in Chemistry from Washington University. He is currently a fourth year student in Professor Larry Overman's laboratory researching the total syntheses of actinophyllic acid and alkaloids that possess the condylocarpine carbon skeleton.
Essay: Advancements in Asymmetric Synthesis Utilizing Gold (I)-Activation of Allenes. View EssayJason Schmink earned a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. He is currently a fourth year student in Professor Nicholas Leadbeater's laboratory whose research is focused on expanding the scope of microwave-assisted organic chemistry including Pd-catalyzed new methodology development.
Essay: Bioorthogonal Chemical Reactions of Alkenes. View EssayEllen Sletten earned a BS degree in Chemistry from Stonehilll College. She is currently a fourth year student in Professor Carolyn Bertozzi's laboratory researching the development of cyclooctynes for Cu-free click chemistry.
Sponsor: Eli Lilly & Co.
Essay: Recent Advances in Ir-Catalyzed Allylic Substitution: Strides Toward Atom Economy and Applications in Synthesis. View EssayKara Stowers earned BS degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah. She is currently a fourth year student in Professor Melanie Sanford's laboratory investigating novel synthetic applications of palladium catalyzed C-H activation methodology.
Essay: Trifunctional Organocatalysis. View EssayJoann Um earned a BS degree in Biochemistry from Columbia University. She is currently a fourth year student in Professor K. N. Houk's laboratory using quantum mechanical methods to investigate the mechanisms and stereoselectivities of organic reactions.
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses (Nelson Leonard Fellowship)
Essay: Synthesis of All-Conjugated Block Copolymers by Controlled Chain-Growth Condensation Polymerizations. View EssayKathy Woody earned a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky. She is currently a fourth year student in Professor David Collard's lab researching the synthesis of novel, self-assembled conjugated polymers for use in organic electronic devices.