A new undergraduate has joined our group. Welcome, Jonathan!
Gary has successfully defended his PhD thesis, and welcomed a baby along the way! Congratulations, Dr. Points!
Seth has joined our group. Welcome Seth!
Ryan successfully defends his PhD. Congratulations, Dr. Kim!
A new undergrad has joined our group for the summer. Welcome Leo!
Congratulations E, Gary, and Tucker
Congratulations to E for receiving the Ingram award for outstanding work in first-year courses and graduate responsibilities! Great job E!
Congratulations to Gary and Tucker for receiving the Milton-Harris summer fellowships!
A new post-doc has joined our group. Welcome Venky!
Ashley successfully graduates with her MS. Congratulations Ashley!
Congratulations Dr. Zhang!
Xiaojie successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Dr. Zhang!
Patrick successfully graduates with his MS! Congratulations Patrick!
E has joined our group this year! Welcome!
Gary's paper was accepted into Organic Letters. Great work Gary!
Ai has successfully defended her MS defense. Nice job, Ai!
Regioselective Synthesis of Benzofuranones and Benzofurans
Xiaojie's paper was accepted in the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Great work Xiaojie!
Intramolecular Pyridinium Oxide Cycloadditions: A Systematic Study of Substitution, Diastereoselectivity, and Regioselectivity
Louis and Patrick's paper on pyridinium oxide cycloadditions just appeared online in Chem. Eur. J. Great work Louis and Patrick!
Welcome Evie, Tucker, Ashley, and Kik!
Four new members have joined the group this year. Welcome!
Regioselective Formation of Substituted Indoles: Formal Synthesis of Lysergic Acid
Gary and Kenneth's paper on indoles and lysergic acid just appeared online. Great work Gary and Kenneth!
Our NIH R01 grant on our Cephalotaxus alkaloids was funded!
Awesome work everyone!
Synthesis of Highly Substituted Phenols and Benzenes with Complete Regiochemical Control
Xiaojie's synthesis of phenols and benzenes is published in Organic Letters. Great work Xiaojie!
Our NSF Grant was renewed
Great job everyone!
Welcome Ai! Ai has joined the group and is working on the Diels-Alder furan synthesis project.
Synthetic Studies Toward Bazzanin K: Regioselective and Chemoselective Three-Component Suzuki Coupling
Xuan, Marshall, Peng, Patrick, and Frank's three component suzuki coupling paper is published in JOC! Great job everyone!
Welcome Noah! Noah has joined the group and is working on the cephalotaxine project.
Total Synthesis of Leuconoxine, Melodonine E, and Mersicarpine via Radical-Translocation Cyclization Cascade
Ryan and Drew's total synthesis of Leuconoxine, Melodonine E, and Mersicarpine is online! Great job Ryan and Drew!
May 22, 2019
Xuan successfully defended her Ph.D. Thesis! Congratulations Dr. Ju!
Total Synthesis of (–)-Cephalotaxine and (–)-Homoharringtonine via Furan Oxidation-Transannular Mannich Cyclization
The total synthesis of (–)-Cephalotaxine and (–)-Homoharringtonine was accepted by Angewandte. Great job Xuan!
Welcome Patrick and Trevor!
Two new members, Patrick and Trevor, have joined the group. Welcome!
Congratulations Dr. Lu
Louis successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Dr. Lu!
Kenneth graduates from OSU with his B.S. degree. Good luck at Princeton University
Farewell Drew! Good luck at UC Irvine in the Prescher Lab.
Peng defends his Ph.D. Great job and good luck in Overman group at UC Irvine!
Dr. John Sirois joins the group. Welcome John!
Total Synthesis of Goniomitine
Jessica's paper is accepted in Organic Letters. Nice work Jessica!
Chris receives tenure at OSU
Congratulations to the group and thanks for all the hard work!
Jessica defends her Ph.D. Great job and good luck at Stratos Genomics!
David defends his thesis and is off to the Sigman group at Utah. Farewell David!
The Development of Carbon–Carbon Bond Forming Reactions of Aminal Radicals
David's full paper is accepted in Tetrahedron. Nice work David!
Dr. Frank Dyer takes a job at Moses Lake Industries. Good luck Frank!
Synthesis of Bis(indole) Alkaloids from Arundo donax
Jingjin and Drew's paper appears in Angewandte! Nice work guys!
Total Synthesis of Russuphelol
The total synthesis of russuphelol appears in Organic Letters. Great job Quamar!
Farewell Quamar! Good luck at Scripps Florida in the Disney Lab.
Enantioselective synthesis of cavicularin
Peng's paper on the enantioselective synthesis of cavicularin is accepted in Angew. Chem.! Nice work Peng!
Marshall graduates from OSU with his B.S. degree. Good luck at UC Irvine!
Congratulations Dr. Salih
Quamar successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Dr. Salih!
Dr. Frank Dyer joins the group. Welcome Frank!
Mechanism of Racemization of the DAEHs
Our collaboration with the Cheong group is in OBC.
Reductive Synthesis of Aminal Radicals Paper
Our reductive method to generate aminal radicals is in Org. Lett. Congratulations David and Louis!
The group goes bowling
Group Summer BBQ
The summer group BBQ was held at Avery park this year.
Enantioselective Ullmann Paper
Quamar's enantioselective Ullmann paper is accepted to Organic Letters. Congratulations Quamar!
Dr. Jingjin Chen joins our group. Welcome Jingjin!
Quamar passes his oral exam, nice job!
Jessica passed her orals, nice work!
Garuganin and Garugamblin papers
Congratulations to Zhi-Qiang, Quamar and Ed for the nice work on the JOC article
The Synthesis of Cavicularin is Online. Congratulations Peng!
Aminal Radical Paper
Our Aminal Radical Paper is Online. Congratulations David and Jessica!
Down the Willamette River
Group summer outing this year. Right before we put in.
Scholarships and Awards
Congratulations to Tartar scholarships awardees David and Jessica. Congratulations to Quamar for being awarded the Milton Harris fellowship and Peng for being awarded the Benedict Award.
David passed his oral exam. Nice work David!
Quamar's paper is published in Org. Lett. Congratuations Quamar!
Taylor Reeves has won a HHMI scholarship at OSU. Congratulations Taylor!
Taylor Reeves joined our group. Welcome Taylor!
Scholarships and Awards
Congratulations to Tartar scholarships awardees Corey and David. Congratulations to Jessica for being awarded the Milton Harris teaching award.
New group members
11/01/11 Drew Ferriera joined our group.
10/01/11 Zhi-Qiang Zhu joined our group.
Our first paper is published online in J. Org. Chem. Congratulations Sam!
Welcome the new Graduate Students
Three new group members, Edward, Zhenhua, and Peng have joined the group.
Here is the link to the inventory.
Annual Group B.B.Q.
The Annual Group BBQ was held at Avery park.
Congratulations to Corey, David and Jessica for being awarded the Tartar Fellowship.
New Website Launch!
We've just launched a new website to keep you informed of new updates and how our research is progressing. Check out the "Join" page if you're interested in joining this research group.