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Fellowship Awardees for 2011-2012

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Nicholas CalandraBoehringer_Ingelheim Logo

Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim
Yale University
Advisor: Seth Herzon

Essay: Cobalt Catalyzed Olefin Functionalization: A Powerful Synthetic Method View Essay
Biographical Information: Nick is currently a fourth year graduate student working with Seth Herzon exploring the synthesis of hasubanan and related alkaloid natural products
Undergrad: St. Lawrence University, BS Chemistry


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Daniel Tzvi Cohen Organic Reactions Logo Boehringer_Ingelheim Logo

Sponsor: Organic Syntheses/Organic Reactions
Northwestern University
Advisor: Karl A. Scheidt

Essay: Recent Advances in Metal Activation of alpha-Diazocarbonyl Compounds Beyond Rhodium View Essay
Biographical Information: Daniel is currently a fourth year working in Professor Karl Scheidt's Laboratory at Northwestern University studying annulation strategies in N-heterocyclic carbene-catalysis.
Undergrad: SUNY New Paltz, BA Chemistry


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Kaid HarperOrg. Syn. Logo

Sponsor: Organic Syntheses (Nelson Leonard Fellowship)
University of Utah
Advisor: Matthew S. Sigman

Essay: Quantifying Non-Covalent Attractive Interactions in Asymmetric Catalysis View Essay
Biographical Information: Kaid is currently a 4th year graduate student working in Matthew Sigman's laboratory working on new methods to identify and optimize highly enantioselective catalysts using ligand liBAies and free energy relationships.
Undergrad: Brigham Young University, BS Chemistry


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Julia KalowPfizer Logo

Sponsor: Pfizer
Princeton University
Advisor: Abigail Doyle

Essay: Application of Linear Free Energy Relationships to Asymmetric Catalysis View Essay
Biographical Information: Julia is currently a fourth-year student in the laboratory of Professor Abigail Doyle. Her research focuses on the development of enantioselective nucleophilic fluorination reactions enabled by cooperative catalysis.
Undergrad: Columbia University, BA Chemistry and Creative Writing


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Justin MalinowskiGSK Logo

Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Advisor: Jeffrey Johnson (advisor)

Essay: Recent Advances in the Catalytic Asymmetric α-Arylation of Carbonyl Compounds View Essay
Biographical Information: Justin is currently a 4th year student in Professor Jeffrey S. Johnson's laboratory working on natural product synthesis and the development of new alpha-amination methodologies.
Undergrad: Siena College, BS Chemistry (ACS)


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Lindsay RepkaGenentech Logo

Sponsor: Genentech
California Institute of Technology
Advisor: Professor Sarah E. Reisman

Essay: Recent Advances in Enantioselective π-Cation Polyene Cyclizations View Essay
Biographical Information: Lindsay is currently a fourth year graduate student in Professor Sarah Reisman's laboratory studying new, enantioselective methods for the preparation of pyrroloindolines and unnatural amino acids.
Undergrad: Barnard College, BA Chemistry


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Joseph TuckerAmgen Logo

Sponsor: Amgen
Boston University
Advisor: Prof. Corey R. J. Stephenson

Essay: Aromatic Ions: Recent Resurgence as Promoters in Organic Transformations View Essay
Biographical Information: Joseph is currently a fourth year graduate student in the lab of Prof. Corey Stephenson at Boston University studying the application of photoredox catalysis in the realm of synthetic organic chemistry.
Undergrad: The College of William and Mary, BS Chemistry


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Adam B. WeinsteinOrg. Syn. Logo

Sponsor: Organic Syntheses
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Advisor: Shannon S. Stahl

Essay: Iodine(III) Mediated Oxidative Functionalization of Organic Substrates: Recent Advances in Scope and Mechanistic Insight View Essay
Biographical information: Adam is currently a fourth year student in Professor Shannon Stahl's laboratory investigating stereoselective Pd-catalyzed oxidative aminations of alkenes that are coupled to molecular oxygen as the sole stoichiometric oxidant.
Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley, BS Chemical Biology


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