People

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. in Carbohydrate Chemistry, University of Alberta (with C. Cairo)

Project: Carbohydrate Chemical Biology

Research Scientist

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (with S. Ma)

Project: Carbohydrate Glycosylation

 

Graduate Students


Class of 2012

B.S. in Chemistry, McCalester College, 2005

Project: Rhodium-Catalyzed Allylic Amination

 

Class of 2013

B.S. in Chemistry, Wartburg College, 2013

Project: Carbohydrate Glycosylation and Polymerization

 

Class of 2014

B.A. in Chemistry, Lake Forest College, 2011

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Rochester, 2013

Project: Chemical Education

B.A. in Chemistry/Biochemistry and Molcular Biology, Cornell College, 2014

Project: Carbohydrate Glycosylation and Chemical Biology

 

B.S. in Chemistry, North Dakota State University, 2013

B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, North Dakota State University, 2013

Project: Carbohydrate Glycosylation

 

Class of 2015

B.S. in Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 2015

Project: Iridium Catalyzed Allylic Fluorination and Radio-fluorination

B.S. in Chemistry (ACS Certified) and Minor in Mathematics, Washburn University, 2015

Project: Carbohydrate Glycosylation

B.S. in Chemistry and Minor in Mathematics, University of Iowa, 2014

Project: Iridium Catalyzed Allylic Fluorination and Radio-fluorination

 

Class of 2016

B.A. in Chemistry and Minor in Philosophy, Lawrence University, 2016

Project: Fluorination

B.S. in Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2016

Project: Carbohydrate Glycosylation and Chemical Biology

 

B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Iowa, 2016

Project: Carbohydrate Glycosylation and Chemical Biology

 

Undergraduate Students

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2017 (Anticipated)

 

Former Group Members

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS AND VISITING SCIENTISTS/STUDENTS

1) Jaemoon Zhang (2006 - 2007)

Ph.D. University of Pittsburg (with C. Wilcox)

Current Position: Cambridge Isotope Lab, Andover, MA


2) Gregory Mercer (2006 - 2008)

Ph.D. University of Utah (with M. Sigman)

Current Position: Senior Scientist at Corden Pharmaceutical, Woburn, MA


3) Joe Topczewski (2011 - 2012)

Ph.D. University of Iowa, 2011 (with D. Wiemer)

Postdoctoral at University of Michigan, 2015 (with M. Sanford)

Current Position: Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota

4) Russel Pesavento (Visiting Scientist, 2012 - 2016)

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (with W. van der Donk)

Postdoctoral at Harvard University (with R. Holm)

Current Position: Faculty Fellow at University of Illinois at Chicago

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

1) Enoch Mensah (2006 - 2011, five publications)

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2011

Postdoc at University of Michigan, 2013 (with P. Nagorny)

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Indiana University Southeast


2) Matthew McKay (2008 - 2013, five publications)

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2013

Current Position: Senior Patent Agent, Cabot Microelectronics, Chicago, IL


3) Jeffrey S. Arnold (2008 - 2014, seven publications)

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2014

Current Position: Senior Scientist at Corden Pharma, Woburn, MA


4) Matthew McConnell (2010 - 2015, five publications)

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2015

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


5) Qi Zhang (2010 - 2016, four publications)

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2016

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis

6) Brandon Schuff (2006 - 2007, one publication)

M.S. in Chemistry, Montana Sate University, 2007

Current Position: Pfizer, Groton, Connecticut


7) Alexander Suihkonen (2010 - 2012)

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2012

Current Position: 3M, Minneapolis


8) Patrick Ndungu (2010 - 2013)

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2013

Current Position: Catalyst Company, Dallas


9) James Willey (2011 - 2013, Medical Student)

MD, University of Iowa, 2016

Current Position: Internal Medicine Resident, University of Iowa

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

1) Nathan Park

Montana State University, B.S. in Chemistry and Environment Sciences, 2009

2011 NSF Pre-doctoral Fellow

2009-2011 – Graduate Student at Sloan Kettering Center (with D. Gin)

2011-2005 – Graduate Student at MIT (with S. Buchwald)

Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow at IBM in San Jose, CA


2) Joseph Azzarelli

Montana State University, B.S. in Chemistry, 2010

2008 MIT Amgen Scholar (with S. Buchwald)

2009 Barry Goldwater Fellowship

2009 ACS SURF Fellow at Stanford (with B. Trost)

2011 - Rhodes Scholar Finalist

2011- present – Graduate Student at MIT (with T. Swager)


3) Benjamin Naab

Montana State University, B.S. in Chemistry, 2010

2009 Barry Goldwater Fellowship

2009 MIT Amgen Scholar (Declined)

2010 NSF Pre-doctoral Fellow

2010-2005 – Graduate Student at Stanford (with Z. Bao)

Current Position: Senior Scientist at Dow Chemical Company, Boston, MA


4) Mellie Park (2010 REU Student)

Montana State University, B.S. in Biochemistry, 2010

2012-present – Graduate Student at University of Utah


5) Gregory Cizio

University of Iowa, B.S. in Chemistry, 2012

2012 – 2014 – Graduate Student at UC-Irvine (with V. Dong)

Current Position: Research Scientist, Gilead, CA


6) Nate Oldenhuis

University of Iowa, B. S. in Chemistry, 2012

2012 – present – Graduate Student at UC-Irvine (with V. Dong)


7) Drew Heitz

University of Iowa, B. S. in Chemistry, 2013

2012 ACS Division of Organic Chemistry SURF Fellow

2013 - present - Graduate Student at University of Pennsylvania (with Gary Molander)


8) Kathleen White

University of Iowa, B. S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2013

2009 - 2013 University of Iowa Presidential Scholar

2012 MIT Amgen Scholar (with T. Swager)

2013 NSF Predoctoral Fellow

2013 - present - Graduate Student at MIT (with Tim Swager)

9) Riley Svec

University of Iowa, B.S. in Chemistry, 2015

2014 ACS Division of Organic Chemistry SURF Fellow

2015 - present: Graduate Student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (with Paul Hergenrother)

10) Michale Vinyard

University of Iowa, B.A. in Chemistry, 2016

2012 NASA Scholar

2013 University of Illinois Snyder Scholar

2015 Big Ten Academic Scholarship

2016 ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award

2016 - present: Graduate Student at Harvard University