Members

Members

 

Graduate Students

Lucas Moore

Lucas received his B.S. in Chemistry from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. As an undergraduate, he worked under Dr. Rob Sammelson synthesizing potential neurotransmitter reuptake inhibitors. Lucas joined the Shaw group in December 2013 to pursue organic synthesis.

 

Stephen Laws

Stephen earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from the College of William and Mary in 2011 and 2013, respectively. While at W&M, he worked under Dr. Jonathan Scheerer on alkaloid natural product synthesis. Stephen joined the Shaw group in December of 2013.

 

Noah Burlow

Noah received his B.S. in Chemistry from Western Washington University in June 2014. At WWU he worked in the lab of Dr. Gregory O’Neil on projects ranging from algal biofuel synthesis to olefin metathesis reactions. Noah joined the Shaw lab in December 2014.

 

Leslie Nickerson

Leslie received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Idaho in May 2014. At UI she worked in the lab of Dr. Jakob Magolan on a synthetic methodology project aimed at synthesizing allylic alcohols without the use of cerium trichloride. Leslie joined the Shaw lab in December 2014.

 

Christine Dimirjian

Christine received her B.S. in Chemistry from UCLA in June 2011 and M.S. in Chemistry from CSU Northridge in August 2015. While at CSUN, she worked in the lab of Dr. Thomas Minehan on synthesizing C-aryl glycoside natural products. Christine joined the Shaw group in January 2016.

 

Nicole Cooper

Nicole is a Pharmaceutical Chemistry graduate student at UC Davis. She joined the Shaw group as an undergraduate in Spring 2015 and is continuing on to pursue a Master’s degree.

 

Nina Howard

Nina received her B.S in Biochemistry/Chemistry from University of California, San Diego in March 2015. She then went on to work at both NovoMedix and BioTheryX, where she helped design and synthesize novel small molecules for the treatment of cancer, heart failure, and other fibrotic diseases. Nina joined the Shaw group in December 2016.

 

Lucas Souza

Lucas earned a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 2015. While at Cal poly, he worked under Dr. Kristen Meisenheimer and Philip Costanzo on small molecule synthesis for materials and chemical biology applications. Lucas joined the Shaw group in December of 2016.

 

Anna Lo

Anna received her B.A. in Chemistry from New York University in May 2015.  At NYU, she worked under Dr. Keith Woerpel on the electronic influence of spatially adjacent alkoxy groups on the selectivity and rate of nucleophilic additions to acetals.  Anna joined the Shaw lab in April 2017.

 

Benjamin Bergstrom

Ben received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in August 2015. He worked in the lab of Dr. Wayland E. Noland on the synthesis of biologically-active small molecules. Ben also worked for Upsher-Smith Laboratories, synthesizing pharmaceutical impurities. Ben joined the lab in December 2017.

 

Undergraduate Students

 

Tony Moreno

Tony is an undergraduate Pharmaceutical Chemistry major at UC Davis. He joined the Shaw lab in January 2017 and is currently working on acyclic imine stereocontrol

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Nolan Turman

Nolan is an undergraduate Pharmaceutical Chemistry major at UC Davis. He joined the Shaw lab in November 2017 and is currently working on C−H insertion.

Matthew Culberson

Matthew is an undergraduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UC Davis. Matthew previously worked in the lab of Gene Gurkoff, studying traumatic brain injury in the UCDMC CNS. His goal is to be a chemistry professor. Matthew is currently working on C−H insertion.