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Fellowship Awardees for 2012-2013

Michael Joseph Ardolino Ardolino Photo Merck Logo DOC Logo

Sponsor: Merck/Division of Organic Chemistry Fellowship
Boston College
Advisor: James P. Morken

Essay: Beyond the Lanthanides: Recent Developments in Late Transition Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydroamination. View Essay
Biographical Information: He is currently a fourth year student working with Professor James P. Morken to develop new catalytic methodologies for the enantioselective manipulation of allylic and related systems.
Undergrad: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, BA Chemistry

 
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Adam GoetzOrganic Reactions LogoOrg. Syn. Logo

Sponsor: Organic Reactions/Organic Syntheses
University of California, Los Angeles
Advisor: Neil Garg

Essay: o-Benzyne: A Versatile Tool For Heterocycle Synthesis View Essay
Biographical Information: Adam is currently a 4th year graduate student working with Prof. Neil Garg on understanding and controlling selectivity in reactions of heterocyclic arynes.
Undergrad: Carleton College, BA Chemistry

 
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Aaron T. HerrmannGenentech Logo

Sponsor: Genentech Fellowship
University of California, Santa Barbara
Advisor: Armen Zakarian

Essay: C-H Activation: Amination of Unactivated sp3 C-H Bonds View Essay
Biographical Information: Aaron is currently a 4th year student in Armen Zakarian’s laboratory working on a diversity oriented approach to the synthesis of Nuphar Alkaloids.
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin, Madison, BS Chemistry and Biochemistry

 
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Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim Fellowship
California Institute of Technology
Advisor: Brian M. Stoltz

Essay: Bond forming reaction sequences of palladium carbenoids View Essay
Biographical Information: Jeff Holder is currently a 4th year graduate student working with Prof. Brian Stoltz on the development of palladium-catalyzed asymmetric conjugate addition reactions and their application in total synthesis.
Undergrad: Harvard University, AB Chemistry

 
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Alison MetzOrg. Syn. Logo

Sponsor: Organic Syntheses Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Marisa Kozlowski

Essay: Recent Advances in Asymmetric Hydrogen-Bonding Organocatalysis Involving Anion Stabilization: Following in Nature’s Footsteps View Essay
Biographical Information: She is currently a 4th year student working with Prof. Marisa Kozlowski studying the identification and synthesis of novel hydrogen-bonding catalysts.
Undergrad: The Pennsylvania State University, BS Chemistry

 
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Rebecca MurphyOrg. Syn. Logo

Sponsor: Organic Syntheses Fellowship
University of California, Berkeley
Advisor: Richmond Sarpong

Essay: Amine Directed Hydroboration: Methodology and Synthetic Application View Essay
Biographical Information: She is currently a 4th year student working with Prof. Richmond Sarpong on the synthesis of compounds within the Lycopodium alkaloid class of natural products.
Undergrad: University of Rochester, BS Chemistry

 
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John Duy NguyenAmgen Logo

Sponsor: Amgen Felllowship
Boston Univeristy
Advisor: Corey R. J. Stephenson

Essay: Recent Synthetic Applications of Neutral Organic Electron Donors View Essay
Biographical Information: John is currently a 4th year graduate student working in Prof. Corey Stephenson’s laboratory investigating the use of visible light to mildly and selectivity generate carbon-centered radicals.
Undergrad: University of California, Irvine, BS Chemistry

 
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Bradley D. Rose

Sponsor: Troyansky Fellowship
University of Oregon
Advisor: Michael M. Haley

Essay: Recent Advances in Kekulé Polycyclic Conjugated Hydrocarbon Biradicals View Essay
Biographical Information: He is a 4th year student in Prof. Michael M. Haley’s laboratory working on the development of highly conjugated organic molecules for use in organic electronics.
Undergrad: Illinois State University, BS Chemistry


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