Thanks to alum and friends far and wide for joining us for our annual Shaw/Franz lab BBQ! Looking forward to another excellent and productive year!
It is with great pride and reluctance to see group members Lucas Moore and Stephen Laws officially walk during the UC Davis Graduate Commencement.
Fortunately, both members will still be around the lab over the summer so it’s not goodbye just yet! We want to congratulate all the graduating students within the Chemistry Department and wish them good luck in their future endeavors! Stay tuned to see where Lucas and Stephen will end up next!
Serious props to undergraduate students Matthew Culberson, Nolan Turman and Tony Moreno for accomplishing three excellent presentations at this year’s Larock Undergraduate Research Conference. Since Professor Richard Larock was there himself, this was no small feat!
Here were some more highlights from the day:
Newly post-QE second years (3 for 3!!!) Shaw group members Nina Howard, Anna Lo and Lucas Souza spent last May the 4th demonstrating oobleck to 4-6th graders at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary school! That’s one way to celebrate a graduate student milestone.
Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid made out of water and cornstarch. With a little help from green food coloring and Dr. Seuss, the demonstration was a huge hit with the kids!
Congratulations to Jared for being awarded the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching at UC Davis!
This is one of the most prestigious awards granted on the campus and recognizes outstanding commitment to teaching and mentoring. Nominations provided perspectives from both students and faculty.
Professor Shaw currently teaches the CHEM 131 Advanced Organic Synthesis course for undergraduates offered in the fall. In addition, The Shaw group has a rich history of undergraduate research and is currently home to three undergraduates working on a variety of projects.
For more information about the undergraduate chemists in our group, please visit the members page!
The Shaw group would like to welcome Benjamin Bergstrom from the 2017 UC Davis Department of Chemistry Graduate Cohort!
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.
For more information about the current members in the Shaw group, please go here.
The Shaw Group is looking to hire a postdoc. For details, see this page.
Edit: The position has been filled!
Congratulations to Jared for being awarded the distinction of an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow, 2017!
“2017 AAAS Fellows will be recognized at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, where they will be presented a rosette pin with its gold and blue colors to signify science and engineering, respectively.”
For more information about the other University of California, Davis, fellows being recognized in 2017, please go to this link.
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.
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.
The Shaw lab welcomes three summer undergraduate researchers: Barry Rich, Shuyu Meng, and Kris MkKendall.
Congratulations to Tony Moreno for receiving a PUF (Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship) award!
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!
The Shaw group welcomes our new post-doctoral researcher, Jesus Cordova Guerrero.
Congratulations to Corinne Penrod for receiving the UC Davis PUF Award!
The Shaw Group welcomes our two new incoming first year graduate students, Nina Howard and Lucas Souza.
Our paper entitled “Asymmetric Synthesis of Homocitric Acid Lactone” appears online in Journal of Organic Chemistry. Check it out in the publications section!
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!
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!
Congratulations to Ada Kwong for receiving the Beckman award. Read more about this prestigous award here!
Dr. Shaw hosts delegation from Pontificia Universidad Católica (Santiago, Chile) for symposium and poster session.