Author Archives: Lucas

We’re Looking for a Postdoc

We’re hiring! The Shaw Group is looking to hire a postdoc. For details, see this page. Edit: The position has been filled!

Congrats, Flora!

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… Read more »

Go Karts with Kellan

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

Congrats, Andrea!

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

Congrats, Tony!

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

New Publication in Org. Lett.

      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!

Doctor Kellan!

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

New Publication in MedChemComm

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

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

New Graduate Students

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

New Publication in J. Org. Chem.

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.

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!

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

New Publication in J. Org. Chem.

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!

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

Welcome, PUC Delegation!

Dr. Shaw hosts delegation from Pontificia Universidad Católica (Santiago, Chile) for symposium and poster session.

New Publication in Org. Lett.

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.

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… Read more »

Congrats, Ada

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

Pacifichem ’15

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

New Publication in Org. Syn.

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!

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