The 2024 DOC SURF Awardees

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The Division of Organic Chemistry (DOC) congratulates the twelve 2024 DOC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) awardees and gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsors (listed below). The 2024 winners are:

Abraham-Ellenbogen

Abraham Ellenbogen

School: University of Rochester (NY)
Mentor: Rose Kennedy
Research: Visible-Light-Mediated, Nickel-Catalyzed Decarbonylative Etherification of Esters
Sponsor: Biohaven

Aiden-Ward

Aiden Ward

School: University of Rochester (NY)
Mentor: Benjamin Partridge
Research: Bifacial Nucleobases for Specific DNA Mismatch Recognition
Sponsor: Biopharmaworks

Alex-Browning

Alex Browning

School: Ouachita Baptist University (AR)
Mentor: Sharon Hamilton
Research: Covalent Bonding of Amoxicillin to Chitosan-Based Hydrogels
Sponsor: WuXi Biologics

Amari Howard

Amari Howard

School: Rowan University
Mentor: Gustavo Moura-Letts
Research: A Roller-Coaster Ride with Cascade Reactions
Sponsor: GSK

Bella Albano

Bella Albano

School: Northeastern University
Mentor: Steven Lopez
Research: Multiconfigurational photodynamic simulations for mechanistic insights into the photochemical 4πœ‹- electrocyclization of tropone
Sponsor: BMS

Christopher Rapala

Christopher Rapala

School: Northwestern University
Mentor: Christian Malapit
Research: Selective Electrochemical Aromatic C–H Amination via Anodic Generation of Nitrogen-Centered Radical
Sponsor: Pfizer

Cole Balintfy

Cole Balintfy

School: University of Michigan
Mentor: Corey Stephenson
Research: Nitrogen-centered radical reactivity of acyl sulfinamides
Sponsor: Genentech

Dasomie Kim

Dasomie Kim

School: Hamilton University
Mentor: Max Majireck
Research: Highly Productive Assembly of a Disulfide Bond Peptide Macrocyclization Using Sound
Sponsor: Pfizer

Eliza Anderson-Lefort

Eliza Anderson-Lefort

School: Macalester College
Mentor: Dennis Cao
Research: Rapid Construction of Electron-Deficient Aromatics by Cycloadditions of 3-Arylmaleimide with Maleimides
Sponsor: BMS

Emma Scher

Emma Scher

School: Stony Brook University
Mentor: Jeffrey Lipshultz
Research: Titanium Photocatalysis as an Enabling Tool for Molecular Functionalization
Sponsor: Merck

Henry Schrecker

Henry Schrecker

School: George Washington University
Mentor: Cynthia Dowd
Research: Characterization of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis PPCS Binding Pocket via P-Pan- CMP Analogs
Sponsor: GSK

Jesus Botello

Jesus Botello

School: Brigham Young University
Mentor: Steven Castle
Research: Novel Iminyl Radical Microwave-Promoted Cyclization of O-Aryl Aldoximes
Sponsor: Genentech

Lynleigh Thompson

Lynleigh Thompson

School: William & Mary
Mentor: Jonathan Scheerer
Research: Synthesis of Xylanigripones A and B from 1,4 Oxazinone Intermediates
Sponsor: Pfizer

Presley Simmons

Presley Simmons

School: Columbus State University
Mentor: Kerri Taylor
Research: Synthesis and biological activity of N,N’-bis-substituted-triazolium salts against the cell proliferation and cell viability of NCI-H1299 carcinoma and WI-38 cells
Sponsor: Lilly

Rohil Dhaliwal

Rohil Dhaliwal

School: Harvard Medical School
Mentor: Amit Choudhary
Research: Linker Development for the Haptenizing Chimeras Platform to Increase the Efficacy of Cancer Drugs
Sponsor: Amgen

Samantha Mayer

Samantha Mayer

School: University of California, Davis
Mentor: Jared Shaw
Research: Donor-Donor Polyinsertion Chemistry – Primed to Reshape the Synthetic Landscape of Oligostilbenoid Natural Products
Sponsor: Takeda