JOC 2017 Publication of the Year Lectureship Award

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Melodie Christensen Wins the 2017 The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship Award

Melodie Christensen, Senior Scientist at Merck, is the 2017 winner of The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship. The Journal of Organic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which honors the author of an outstanding article published in the previous calendar year that demonstrates creativity and impact in the field of organic chemistry.

Melodie was selected for this honor in large part because of the outstanding science in her paper Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Methyl-β-cyclopropyldihydrocinnamates, says The Journal of Organic Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Scott J. Miller. “Melodie’s paper was universally esteemed by our selection committee as a tour de force of stereoselective synthesis, with state-of-the-art approaches, applied to a very difficult molecular scaffold.

“Melodie’s selection is exciting for the science her paper represents, but it is also perhaps worth noting that this will be the first time the JOC Lectureship Award is being bestowed upon a colleague from industry (as opposed to academia),” Scott said. Read more here on ACS Axial, including links to her other publications in ACS journals.