Fellowship Awardees for 2010-2011
Sponsor: Eli Lilly
Essay: Catalytic Asymmetric Methods for the Direct Synthesis of Primary Amines View EssayBiographical Information: He is currently a fourth year student in Professor Eric Jacobsen's laboratory investigating asymmetric additions to cationic electrophiles catalyzed by hydrogen-bond donors.
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania, BA Chemistry, Biochemistry, MS Chemistry
Essay: Recent Advances Using Radical Chemistry in Asymmetric Organocatalysis View EssayBiographical Information: Ming Chen started his graduate studies at Scripps FL in 2007. He is currently a fourth year student in Professor William R. Roush's laboratory researching the development of functionalized chiral allylboranes via allene hydroboration and applications in natural product synthesis.
Undergrad: Nanjing University, BS Chemistry
Hee Yeon Cho
Essay: Recent Advances in Ni-Catalyzed Organometallic-Promoted Coupling Reactions of Carbonyls and Unsaturated Substrates View EssayBiographical Information: She is currently a fourth year student with Professors James P. Morken and Lawrence T. Scott at Boston College researching the borylative multicomponent coupling reactions and the chemical synthesis of carbon nanotubes.
Undergrad: University of New Hampshire, BS Chemistry
Essay: Designing Iron Catalysts: Using Nature as Inspiration for Selective Hydrocarbon Oxidation View EssayBiographical Information: She is currently a fourth year student in Professor Tehshik Yoon's laboratory investigating the development of synthetic methods for organic transformations promoted by visible light.
Undergrad: UC Berkeley, BS Chemistry
Essay: Alcohol Inversion: Beyond the Mitsunobu View EssayBiographical Information: Claire is currently a third year graduate student in Professor Tomislav Rovis's laboratory. Her current research focuses on the application of N-heterocyclic carbenes to cascade catalysis and to redox reactions of aldehydes.
Undergrad: Princeton University, BA Chemistry
Sponsor: Organic Reactions/Organic Syntheses
Essay: An Overview of Asymmetric Arylglycine Synthesis: From Vancomycin to Present Day View EssayBiographical Information: She is currently a fourth year student in Professor Jeffrey Johnston's laboratory researching the development and application of umpolung amide synthesis.
Undergrad: Xavier University, BS Chemistry, Biology
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses
Essay: Recent Advances in Palladium-Catalyzed C–H Functionalization Reactions View EssayBiographical Information: He is currently a fourth year student in Professor Neil Garg's laboratory researching Ni-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of phenolic derivatives and the total synthesis of heterocyclic natural products.
Undergrad: Iowa State University, BS Chemistry
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim
Essay: Transition Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling via sp2 C-O Bond Cleavage View EssayBiographical Information: He is currently a fourth year graduate student in Prof. John Hartwig's laboratory researching the development of transition metal-catalyzed synthetic methodology.
Undergrad: Purdue University, BS Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses (Nelson Leonard Fellowship)
Essay: Innovative α-Substitution Reactions: Insights into Asymmetric SOMO Catalysis and Other Related Transformations View EssayBiographical Information: She is currently a fourth year graduate student in Professor John P. Wolfe's lab researching intramolecular palladium-catalyzed carboamination reactions for the synthesis of tropanes and related natural products.
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, BS Chemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
Essay: Recent Advances in Asymmetric α-Halogenation of Aldehydes View EssayBiographical Information: She is currently a fourth year student in Professor Patrick J. Walsh's laboratory developing methods that utilize substrate control for the formation of C-C and C-O bonds using organozinc reagents.
Undergrad: UC Riverside, BS Chemistry