Another summer, another URC conference in the books! We had a fantastic ten weeks of summer, and we are definitely not ready to part with our beloved former members, Anne Marie and Daniel, who stayed for their final summer in the Cannon Lab. Anne Marie is off to Harvard and Daniel is off to UC Irvine, where they will both continue to do amazing work. We wish them the best of luck in graduate school!
Kayla, Marc, and Yuri had a great time presenting their research this week at the 46th National Organic Symposium at Indiana University, and Yuri was awarded the Undergraduate Poster Prize for her session! Jeff was also featured on a panel about academic careers at PUIs and had the opportunity to speak about his experience leading a group of undergrads. See you in two years for even more exciting chemistry, NOS!
Congratulations to Marc Kawada ’20, one of this year’s Fletcher Jones Science Scholars at Occidental! With the support of this prestigious award, Marc will continue his research developing methods to make new carbon-carbon bonds using visible light-harvesting catalysts.
Congratulations to Natalie, Tina, Molly, and Jeff! Their work on the diastereoselective synthesis of unnatural amino acids has been accepted to Journal of Organic Chemistry!
Congratulations to the Bulletproof Gang! Nick, Katherine, Anne Marie, Max, and Jeff’s paper on dual Lewis acid/photoredox- catalyzed ketyl radical additions to vinylogous carbonates has been accepted to Organic Letters!
Another summer in the lab has come to an end, but we had a great time presenting our research to our peers at the URC’s Summer Research Conference. We are looking forward to continuing our work into the semester! Good luck to our former members, Katherine and Scott, who stayed for one final summer before they begin graduate school in the fall!
Check out Molly’s “My Oxy Story” currently featured on Oxy’s new students page! We’re very proud she was able to make the most of the opportunity to do research with us at Oxy.
Congratulations to Anne Marie Crooke ’19, one of this year’s Norris Science Scholars at Occidental! Anne Marie will use this prestigious award to continue her research using catalysts that harvest visible light to synthesize carbon-carbon bonds.