Alumni

Postdocs

Xinxin Shao

Postdoctoral Scientist
Years in lab: 2017-2019
Professor at Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China

Angus Logan

Postdoctoral Scientist
Years in lab: 2014-2016
Systems Architecture Engineer at Arm Holdings, Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom

Graduate Students

Chibueze Onyeagusi

Graduate Student, Ph.D. 2022
Dissertation: “The Development of Palladium- and Cobalt-Catalyzed Methods for the Syntheses of α-Trifluoromethyl and Alkyl Amines”
Years in lab: 2017-2022
Senior Scientist, Process Chemistry Group, Merck and Co., Rahway, NJ

Nathan Adamson

Graduate Student, Ph.D. 2020
Dissertation: “The Development of Palladium-Catalyzed Regio- and Enantioselective Hydrofunctionalizations of Conjugated Dienes and Enynes”
Years in lab: 2015-2020
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Neil Garg, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Kangnan Li

Graduate Student, Ph.D. 2018
Dissertation: “New Strategies and Transformations for the alpha-Functionalization of Amines to Access Chiral Amines”
Years in lab: 2013-2018
Software Engineer at Pinterest, San Francisco, CA

Paige Daniel

Graduate Student, Ph.D. 2018
Dissertation: “Synthesis of Protected Amines from Azaallyl Anion and Azadiene Building Blocks”
Years in lab: 2013-2018
Project Manager & Clinical Pharmacology Specialist at Nuventra Pharma Sciences, Durham, NC

Alexandria Weber

Graduate Student, M.S. 2017
Thesis: “The Diastereoselective Synthesis of 1,3-Diamines and Amino Alcohols via 2-Azaallyl Anion Ring-Opening of Aziridines and Epoxides”
Years in lab: 2015-2017
Global Project Manager, Synthesis and Life Science Division at CEM Corporation, Charlotte, NC

Ethan Hull

Graduate Student, M.S. 2017
Thesis: “Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intermolecular Hydroamination of 1,3-Dienes with Alkyl Amines”
Years in lab: 2015-2017
Senior Associate Scientist at KBI Biopharma, Durham, NC

Undergraduate Students

Jeffrey Zheng

Undergraduate Student
Amgen Summer Scholar: 2021
Graduate Student at UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Brandon Bui

Undergraduate Student
Years in lab: 2018-2019
Epic Systems, Madison, WI

Katie Wilbur

Undergraduate Student
Years in lab: 2017-2018
Data Scientist at Rapid7, Boston, MA

Luke Tseng

Undergraduate Student
Years in lab: 2015-2017
Medical Student at Columbia University

Hope Knochenhauer

Undergraduate Student
Years in lab: 2015-2017
Medical Student at Duke University

Jason Luo

Undergraduate Student
Years in lab: 2013-2016
Pension Analyst, Toronto

Jonathan Jeger

Undergraduate Student
Years in lab: 2014-2016
Medical Student at University College Dublin