John Montgomery (University of Michigan) is interested in the design and development of broadly useful synthetic transformations. His interests largely focus on catalysis by late transition metals, including projects in reaction discovery, mechanistic chemistry, and total synthesis. Recent interests have also including the development of new methods in carbohydrate chemistry and the use of biocatalytic transformations in organic synthesis. Following twelve years on the faculty at Wayne State University, he has been at the University of Michigan since 2005. He was the recipient of an ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award in 2001.