Congrats, Flora!

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Congratulations to Flora Rutaganira, a former undergrad in the Shaw lab, for being selected as one of twelve HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows this year! This fellowship serves to recognize the excellent science fellows perform early in their career, and provides funding through a postdoc and into early tenure-track faculty positions.

Farewell, Ada, Barry, Kris, and Jesus!

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The Shaw group bids farewell to postdoc Jesus Cordova Guerrero, undergraduate Ada Kwong, and summer researchers Barry Rich and Kris Mckendall.

Jesus has accepted a position as a professor at Cal Lutheran, Ada has been accepted into the chemistry Ph.D. program at Northwestern University, and Barry and Kris return to Rhodes and XULA, respectively. Although we’re really looking forward to see the great things they do in the future, we can’t help but be a little sad to see them go.

Farewell dinner at Blondies

Jesus, Jared, and Kris – “Team Esters”

Anna, Barry, Jared, and Lucas – “Team Imines”

Tenth Annual Shaw / Franz BBQ

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The combined Shaw and Franz groups celebrate the tenth annual summer barbecue. The Boss makes some great burgers!

Go Karts with Kellan

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To celebrate Kellan’s graduation and new job, the Shaw lab takes a few laps around the go kart track.

Congrats, Andrea!

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Congratulations go out to Andrea Faulkner, finishing up her time in the Shaw group with her master’s degree!

Welcome, Barry, Meng, and Kris!

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The Shaw lab welcomes three summer undergraduate researchers: Barry Rich, Shuyu Meng, and Kris MkKendall.

Congrats, Kellan and Rich!

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Congrats to Kellan (finished up in March) and Rich (finishing up soon)!

Congrats, Tony!

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Congratulations to Tony Moreno for receiving a PUF (Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship) award!

New Publication in Org. Lett.

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Our paper entitled “Diastereoselective Base-Catalyzed Formal [4+2] Cycloadditions of N-Sulfonyl Imines and Cyclic Anhydrides” has been published in Organic Letters. Check it out in the publications section!

Undergraduate Research Conference

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Congrats to Ada, Tomas, and Corinne for giving great talks at the 2017 UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference!

Jared’s in China

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Jared begins his Spring quarter sabbatical in Wuhan, China.

Doctor Kellan!

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Congrats to (Dr.) Kellan Lamb! We wish you the best in your new career.

New Publication in MedChemComm

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Our paper entitled “Targeting quinolone- and aminocoumarin-resistant bacteria with new gyramide analogs that inhibit DNA gyrase” appears online in MedChemComm. Check it out in the publications section!

New Post-Doc

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The Shaw group welcomes our new post-doctoral researcher, Jesus Cordova Guerrero.

Congrats, Corinne

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Congratulations to Corinne Penrod for receiving the UC Davis PUF Award!

New Graduate Students

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The Shaw Group welcomes our two new incoming first year graduate students, Nina Howard and Lucas Souza.

New Publication in J. Org. Chem.

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Our paper entitled “Asymmetric Synthesis of Homocitric Acid Lactone” appears online in Journal of Organic Chemistry. Check it out in the publications section!

New Publication in J. Org. Chem.

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Our paper entitled “Comparative Evaluation of Substituent Effect on the Photochromic Properties of Spiropyrans and Spirooxazines” appears online in Journal of Organic Chemistry. Check it out in the publications section!

Doctor Mike!

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Congrats to (Dr.) Mike Di Maso! We wish him luck as he begins his career at Merck Process.

New Publication in J. Org. Chem.

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Our paper entitled “Synthesis of Esters by in Situ Formation and Trapping of Diazoalkanes” appears online in Journal of Organic Chemistry. Check it out in the publications section!

Congrats, Ada!

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Congratulations to Ada Kwong for receiving the Beckman award. Read more about this prestigous award here!

New Publication in Org. Lett.

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Our paper entitled “Synthesis of (±)-Bisavenanthramide B-6 by an Anionic Anhydride Mannich Reaction” appears online in Organic Letters. Check it out in the publications section!

New Publication in Chem. Eur. J.

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Our paper entitled “Diastereoselective Synthesis of and Mechanistic Understanding for the Formation of 2-Piperidinones from Imines and Cyano-Substituted Anhydrides” appears online in Chemistry a European Journal. Check it out in the publications section!

New Graduate Student

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The shaw group welcomes new first year graduate student, Christine Dimirjian!

Congrats, Ada

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Congratulations to Ada Kwong on receiving the UC Davis Provost Undergraduate Fellowship!

Pacifichem ’15

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Prof. Shaw presents the lab’s work on rhodium catalyzed C–H insertion at Pacifichem!

New Publication in Org. Syn.

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Our procedure to synthesize “4-Methyl-1-(2-(phenylsulfonyl)ethyl)-2,6,7-trioxabicyclo[2.2.2]octane” appears in Organic Syntheses. Check it out in the publication section!

Professor Max!

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Former Shaw group post-doc, Max Mahoney, accepts an Assistant Professorship at Folsom Lake College. Congrats, Max!

Congrats, Mike

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Congratulations to Mike Di Maso for winning the R. Bryan Miller Graduate Research Fellowship!