Congrats, Haley

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Haley Gitre presents final poster for REU before returning to Albion College.

Doctor Nohemy!

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Nohemy Sorto says auf Wiedersehen to Davis and heads to Germany for a postdoctoral position with Prof. Benjamin List!

Congrats, Nohemy and Mike

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Nohemy and Mike complete a formal synthesis of isoretronecanol and trachelanthamidine!

Doctor AJ!

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Congratulations to AJ Brockway on completing his dissertation and beginning his post-doctoral research with Prof. Jef De Brabander!

New REU Researcher

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The Shaw group welcomes our REU summer student, Haley Gitre!

New Publication in ACS Comb. Sci.

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Congratulations to Kevin Martin and Mike Di Maso, whose paper entitled “Synthesis of a Library of “Lead-like” γ-Lactams by a One Pot, Four-Component Reaction” was recently accepted to ACS Comb. Sci. Check it out in the publications section!

New Publication in Org. Lett.

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Congratulations to Nohemy Sorto, whose paper entitled “Design and Synthesis of Mimics of the T7-loop of FtsZ” was recently accepted to Org. Lett. Check it out in the publications section!

Congrats, Jared and Molly

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Congratulations to Molly Fensterwald and Jared Moore for winning Miller Research Awards!

New Publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

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Congratulations to AJ Brockway, whose paper entitled “Mechanism of Alkoxy Groups Substitution by Grignard Reagents on Aromatic Rings and Experimental Verification of Theoretical Predictions of Anomalous Reactions” was recently accepted to J. Am. Chem. Soc. Check it out in the publications section!

Congrats, Darlene

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Congratulations to Darlene Q. Tan, who has been awarded the Consortium of Women & Research and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Travel Awards. She will present her talk titled “Diastereoselective Synthesis of Cyano-Substituted Gamma-Lactams” at the ACS Meeting in New Orleans!

Science Cafe

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Dr. Shaw hosts the first MPS Science Café at Crepeville!

New Publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

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Congratulations to Cristian Soldi, whose paper entitled “The Correct Structure of Aquatolide—Experimental Validation of a Theoretically-Predicted Structural Revision” was recently accepted to J. Am. Chem. Soc. Check it out in the Publications section!

New Publication in Chem. Sci.

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Congratulations to Jared T. Moore and Cristian Soldi whose paper entitled “Catalytic alkene cyclization reactions for the stereoselective synthesis of complex “terpenoid-like” heterocycles” was recently accepted to Chem. Sci. Check it out in the Publications section!

Science Cafe

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Chris Jeffrey speaks at the 3rd annual Arboretum Science Café

New Publication in ACS Chem. Biol.

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Congratulations to David E. Anderson, Michelle B. Kim, Jared T. Moore, Terrence E. O’Brien, Nohemy A. Sorto, and Charles I. Grove whose paper entitled “Comparison of Small Molecule Inhibitors of the Bacterial Cell Division Protein FtsZ and Identification of a Reliable Cross-Species Inhibitor” was recently accepted to ACS Chem. Biol. Check it out in the Publications section!

New Publication in ACS Med. Chem. Lett.

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Congratulations to Michelle B. Kim, Terrence E. O’Brien, Jared T. Moore, and David E. Anderson whose paper entitled “The Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of Heterocyclic Derivatives of Totarol” was recently accepted to ACS Med. Chem. Lett. Check it out in the Publications section!

New Publication in Org. Lett.

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Congratulations to Charles I. Grove, Michael J. Di Maso, and Michelle B. Kim whose paper entitled ” Synthesis of 6,6′-Binaphthopyran-2-one Natural Products: Pigmentosin A, Talaroderxines A and B” was recently accepted to Org. Lett. Check it out in the Publications section!

So Long, 2012 Graduates

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The Shaw group bids farewell to the Class of 2012: Dr. James Biggs-Houck, Dr. Michelle Kim, and Dr. Ashkaan Younai

Doctor Jimmy, Doctor Michelle, and Doctor Ash!

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Congratulations to Dr. James Biggs-Houck, Dr. Michelle Kim, and Dr. Ashkaan Younai, who have all graduated with PhDs from the Shaw group

New Publication in Tetrahedron

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Congratulations to Ashkaan Younai, whose paper entitled “Influence of Chiral Thiols on the Diastereoselective Synthesis of γ-Lactams from Cyclic Anhydrides” was recently accepted to Tetrahedron. Check it out in the Publications section!

Congrats, Ash

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Congratulations to Ashkaan Younai, who accepted a post-doc position in the Scheidt lab at Northwestern University

Congrats, Amy

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Congratulations to Amy Atherton, who recieved the R. Bryan Miller Undergraduate Award

Feature Article in Synthesis

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Congratulations to Charles Grove, whose Feature Article on Viriditoxin, was published in Synthesis. Check it out in the Publications section!

New Publication in ACS Comb. Sci.

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Congratulations to Darlene Tan, Amy Atherton, Austin Smith, Cristian Soldi, and Katherine Hurley, whose paper entitled “Synthesis of a γ-Lactam Library via Formal Cycloaddition of Imines and Substituted Succinic Anhydrides”, was published in ACS Combinatorial Science. Check it out in the Publications section!

New Graduate Students

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Shaw group welcomes new first year graduate students: Kellan Candee and Mike Di Maso!

New Publication in J. Org. Chem.

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Congratulations to Jimmy Biggs-Houck, whose paper entitled “Carbon-Carbon Bond-Forming Reactions of α-Thioaryl Carbonyl Compounds for the Synthesis of Complex Heterocyclic Molecules” was recently accepted to The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Check it out in the Publications section!

Science Cafe

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Prof. Ted Molinski discusses medicinal natural products at NSF Science Café 2011 in the UC Davis Arboretum.

California Bay Trees Exhibit

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Congratulations to Woodland High School students on their winning exhibit on the medicinal properties of California Bay trees! (Pictured below: Logan Moreland, Natalie Alvarez, Anna Ferrendelli, Lauren Mazsk; Back row: the Boss and graduate students Nohemy Sorto and Kevin Martin)

New Publication in J. Org. Chem

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Anthony Brockway, Marcos Gonzalez-Lopez, James C. Fettinger, and Jared T. Shaw publish “Direct Displacement of Alkoxy Groups of Vinylogous Esters by Grignard Reagents” in the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Check it out in the Publications section!