|10/14/2019:||Welcome to our new graduate students Jack, Karan, and Kristen!
|9/7/2019:||The Center for Computer-Assisted Synthesis (C-CAS) has just launched! We're excited to collaborate with the Wiest, Sigman, Paton, Doyle, and Chawla groups through this new NSF-funded center.
|8/30/2019:||Our synthetic studies on accessing a common decalin intermediate for highly oxygenated terpenoids is out in JOC. Congrats to Shota and Kerry!
|8/22/2019:||Kudos to Vignesh and Cedric on the publication of the full account on the synthetic aspects of their studies that led to a total synthesis of delavatine and a formal synthesis of incarviatone. Check out their work in JACS!
|8/20/2019:||Congratulations to Jose Roque in our laboratory who has been awarded a Bristol-Myers Squibb Graduate Fellowship for 2019-2020!
|8/17/2019:||Our collaboration with Corteva Agriscience is out featuring the total syntheses of xiamycins A, C, F, H, and oridamycin A! Congrats to team xiamycins on their syntheses!!
|7/18/2019:||Congratulations to Jose Roque in our laboratory who has been selected as a finalist for the Reaxys PhD Prize for 2019! He has been invited to present his work at the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium in Amsterdam in October! Well done Jose!!
|7/6/2019:||Congratulations to the Li group and our own Team Arcutinidine for the acceptance of their work on the arcutinidine-type diterpenoid alkaloids in JACS!
|7/4/2019:||Xiiiish.....all of them! Congratulations to Alex, Nico and our collaborators at Aduro Biosciences on the preparation and initial bioactivity studies of all the xishacorenes, which were prepared from fuscol through a bio-inspired route proposed by the Guo group.
|6/6/2019:||Congratulations to Philipp, Irene, and Laura on a nice study of the cycloaddition chemistry of pyridotropones, which will appear in
|5/31/2019:||Beautiful synthesis of arcutinine and arcutinidine by the Qin group in JACS. Check out related syntheses by our group and the Li group. Congratulations to team arcutinidine!
|5/23/2019:||Congratulations to Richmond for being awarded the A.R. Katritzky Junior Award in Heterocyclic Chemistry!
|4/10/2019:||Congratulations to our former visiting scholars Krissada and Valentina on a nice study on the late stage functionalization of pyrano[3,2-a]carbazoles, which has been accepted for publication in JOC.
|4/2/2019:||Congratulations to Cedric and Vignesh on the completion of total syntheses of (–)-Daphlongamine H and (–)-Isodaphlongamine H and their clarification of structural characterization of these compounds, which has been submitted.
|1/31/2019:||No ambiguity about the very nice work from Becca, Hwisoo, Marco, Laura, and Shota on the synthesis of ambiguine P in JACS! Congrats!
|1/15/2019:||We have seriously delved into delavatine to symmetrize it on our 100th publication! Congrats to Vignesh, Cedric, and our collaborators Ilia Kevlishvili and Prof. Peng Liu of the U of Pittsburgh on a comprehensive experimental and computational study in JACS!
|11/1/2018:||Congratulations to Richmond and Prof. Shunsuke Chiba on receiving the SSOCJ Mukaiyama award for 2019!
|10/31/2018:||Eager, beaver, cleaver! More C–C bonds cleaved by Jose, Yusuke, and Lucas to diversify saturated amine scaffolds in Nature! Congratulations!
|10/12/2018:||Welcome to our new graduate students Kerry, Brandon, David, Jinsu, and William!
|9/19/2018:||Congratulations to Nikki, Krissada, and past members of "Team Diterpenoid Alkaloids" on the publication of their development of copper-mediated conditions for conjugate additions into unsaturated nitriles in JOC!
|9/18/2018:||A story featuring Alex and Richmond on the Aduro-Berkeley Postdoctoral Program is on the Berkeley College of Chemistry website and the College's Periodic News! Congrats again to Alex for receiving this fellowship and thank you to Aduro for leading the way on this important program!|
|9/1/2018:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholars Yinghua and Alina, and our new postdoctoral researcher Goh!|
|8/1/2018:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new summer graduate student Jinsu, our new visiting scholar Johanna, and our new administrative assistant Meggie!|
|7/30/2018:||We've broken it again....a C–C bond, that is, in our syntheses of the phomactins now on Nature Chemistry. Congrats again to all group members and our collaborators from the Berlinck and Jancar groups in Brazil!|
|7/27/2018:||Dr. Kenji Usui's work and collaboration with Dr. Brandon Haines and Prof. Musaev of Emory University in ACS Catal. as a part of the CCHF has led to insight into the generality and strength of transition metal beta effects in JACS!|
|7/22/2018:||Xiiiiish! Way to make quick work of xishacorene B Isabel and Alex in JACS!|
|7/12/2018:||Congratulations to Team Deconstructive Functionalization on the publication of our work on deconstructive fluorination of saturated cyclic amines in Science! Way to go!!!|
|7/3/2018:||Kudos to Marcus, Shota, Katie and our collaborators Stephanie and Prof. Tantillo from UC Davis on the publication of our work on dynamically controlled semi-pinacol rearrangements of a hydroxylated pinene in JACS!|
|7/1/2018:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new summer graduate student Kerry and our new postdoctoral researcher Max!|
|6/20/2018:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new summer graduate students David and William, our new CCHF scholar Charis, and our new visiting scholar Nicolas!|
|6/11/2018:||Awesome paper by team cossonidine in JACS on the total synthesis of cossonidine (davisine) using a cool benzyne insertion approach!|
|5/1/2018:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholar Irene and our new postdoctoral researcher Solène!|
|4/18/2018:||Kenji's work on understanding the regioselectivity of C–H alkynylation with our collaborators Dr. Brandon Haines and Prof. Musaev of Emory University as a part of the Center for Selective C–H Functionalization (CCHF) is online at ACS Catalysis. Congrats everyone!|
Cedric and Vignesh's work on a new method to prepare oxazaborinines is online at Org. Lett. Way to make quick work of putting together these unusual heterocycles!
|4/6/2018:||Congratulations to Brian Wang on receiving an outstanding GSI teaching award!|
|4/3/2018:||Congratulations to Katie and Bobby on receiving NSF Fellowships!|
|3/10/2018:||Congratulations to Yusuke, Paul, Stanley, Nozomu, Alexander, Katie and all our collaborators on the isolation, total synthesis, and biological activity studies of the phomactins!!!|
|2/1/2018:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholar Krissada and our new postdoctoral researcher Alex!|
|12/9/2017:||Congratulations to group undergraduate alum Anthony Chen (now a graduate student at Caltech in the Stoltz group) on the publication of his work at Genentech with Dr. Haiming Zhang in JOC! |
|12/8/2017:||Congratulations to group alum Prof. Jason Pflueger, who will begin as an Assistant Professor at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2018!|
|11/11/2017:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholar Lucas!|
|10/12/2017:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new first-year graduate students Katie, Justin, and Robert, and our new postdoctoral researcher Marcus!|
|9/21/2017:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholar Yannick!|
Congratulations to Ken, Danilo, and the rest of the group members involved in our work on a bioinspired approach to stephacidin A congeners including the dimeric congener waikialoid A which is online in Nature Chemistry!
Becca's collaboration with Tristan de Rond in the Keasling group on the cycloprodigiosins has been published in Nature Chemical Biology! Congratulations to all involved.
Kevin, Nikki, and many former group members on "Team Diterpenoid Alkaloids" have published a beautiful paper on our full story on the C18, C19, and C20 diterpenoid alkaloids in JACS! A must read! Congrats!
Congratulations to group alumni Prof. Vincent Lindsay (Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University) and Dr. Rebecca Murphy (Research Scientist at Pfizer La Jolla) on the publication of their study on the effects of protic additives in a Cu-catalyzed enantioselective cycloaddition in Chem. Commun.!
Congratulations to Jason, Louie, Mel and former Amgen scholar Justine on the publication of their new approach toward the diterpenoid alkaloids in Org. Lett.
|8/4/2017:||Former group member Eduardo Mercado-Marin and Richmond contributed to a study led by the Sherman group at the University of Michigan that has just been published in JACS! Congratulations to all those involved!
|8/1/2017:||Peter, Kenichi, and Michael's work on a "benzannulation of carvone" approach to terpenoids is in JACS! Congratulations. |
|7/7/2017:||Congratulations to Sid, Ethan and our collaborators in the Hein and Tantillo group on the publication of our comprehensive study on a variation of the Schmalz-Zhang cycloisomerization reaction in JACS|
|6/27/2017:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new summer graduate student Ian!|
|6/7/2017:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoctoral researcher Shota and our new visiting scholar Nozomu!|
|5/28/2017:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new Amgen scholars Laura and Lynée!|
|5/22/2017:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholar Valentina!|
Richmond has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship!
|3/18/2017:||Congratulations to Melissa and Jose on receiving a 2016-2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award!
|3/17/2017:||Congratulations to Melissa on receiving an NSF Fellowship!|
Congratulations to Becca on receiving a NIH F31 Fellowship!
|3/15/2017:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoctoral researcher Nick!|
|2/1/2017:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoctoral researchers Cedric, Isabel, and Magnus!|
|1/1/2017:||Congratulations to Hélène, Andreas and William on the publication of their C–H functionalization study directed by beta-carboline amides in JACS!
|12/13/2016:||Jason has been featured in the latest CRS Spotlight, highlighting his volunteer work with the BASIS program!|
|12/1/2016:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc David!|
|10/18/2016:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc Philipp!|
|10/17/2016:||Congratulations to Sid and Shota on their study of Bis(1-cyanovinylacetate) which has been accepted in JOC!
|10/10/2016:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new first-year graduate students Hwisoo, Jessica, Melecio, Melissa, Shelby, and Vignesh, our new visiting researcher Kenji, and our new visiting scholar Maximilian!|
|8/26/2016:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholars, Laura and Sofia!|
|8/17/2016:||Congratulations to Kevin, Beryl, and the rest of "Team Denudatine" on the acceptance for publication in JACS of their syntheses of three denudatines!
|8/1/2016:||Congratulations to Raul, Carol, Shota, our collaborators (the Yu lab and the Dueber lab) and everyone else involved with our NSF-CCHF funded work on the herbindoles and trikentrins, which as been accepted in ACIE!
|7/5/2016:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Peter!|
|6/6/2016:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholar, Sven!|
|6/1/2016:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new summer Amgen scholars Adrian and William and our new postdoc, Yusuke!|
|5/18/2016:||Congratulations to Richmond for receiving the 2016 Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching!|
|5/17/2016:||Congratulations to Nikki on receiving a 2015-2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award!|
|5/9/2016:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholar, Michael!|
|4/25/2016:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting researcher, Yasuo!|
|3/31/2016:||Congratulations to Sidney and Christian on the publication of their work on vinylindene cycloadditions in Tetrahedron in honor of Prof. Neil Garg's receipt of the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award!
|3/30/2016:||Beryl has been featured in the latest CRS Spotlight, highlighting her volunteer work with the BASIS program!|
|3/29/2016:||Congratulations to Nikki on receiving an NSF Fellowship!|
Also, congratulations to Kyle on receiving a Chevron Fellowship!
|3/23/2016:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Ben!|
|3/3/2016:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholars Andreas and Marco!|
|2/25/2016:||Congratulations to the following group alums on accepting positions in academia and industry in 2016:|
Vincent Lindsay (Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University)
Ahmad Masarwa (Assistant Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Stephen Heller (Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles)
Eduardo Mercado Marin (Genentech)
Manuel Weber (Bachem)
|2/23/2016:||Congratulations to Kyle for receiving the Andrew D. Dorsey Memorial Teaching Award!|
|12/17/2015:||Congratulations to members of team diterpenoid alkaloids (past and present) on the total syntheses of liljestrandinine and weisaconitine D, which will appear in Nature!
We are also grateful to our collaborators at Cadre Research Labs for the development of a web-based maximally-bridged ring detector program, which was applied in this work. (Click here for examples)
This work has also been featured in a recent C&E News Article!
|10/21/2015:||Congratulations to Ahmad, Kyle, and Manu on the publication of their work on preparing natural product-like scaffolds that has just appeared in Org. Lett.!|
|10/12/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new first-year graduate students Jose and Nikki!|
|10/5/2015:||Congratulations to today's winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of ivermectin and artemisinin, used to treat parasitic diseases! For insight into how ivermectin inspired Richmond to pursue synthetic organic chemistry, check out this article in Forbes and Richmond's recent TEDxBerkeley talk.|
|9/21/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholar Sohei!|
|9/1/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholars Alexander, Carolin, and Kenichi!|
|8/24/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholar, Sina, and our new undergraduate researcher, Kersti!|
|8/3/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our former visiting scholar, Shota, back to the group as a postdoc!|
|7/13/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Stanley!|
|6/26/2015:||Congratulations to Becca and Vince on their collaborative work with Tristan deRond from the Keasling group establishing that cycloprodigiosin is a scalemic mixture, published in Org. Lett.!|
|6/22/2015:||Congratulations to Vince and Helene on the publication of their work on stereodivergent intramolecular C(sp3)-H functionalizations of azavinyl carbenes in JACS!|
|6/16/2015:||Congratulations to Steve, Jim, and Tingting on the completion of their work on one-pot unsymmetrical ketone synthesis that will appear in ACIE!|
Kudos to Eddie on his syntheses of 17-hydroxycitrinalin B, stephacidin A, and notoamide I that has been accepted in Chemical Science!
|6/15/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new summer graduate student, Jose!|
|6/1/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new summer Amgen scholars, Katherine and Melecio!|
|5/18/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new undergraduate researcher, Beryl!|
|5/5/2015:||Congratulations to Richmond and the group on Richmond receiving the RSC Synthetic Organic Chemistry Award!|
|4/20/2015:||Congratulations to Ahmad and Manu on the acceptance of their work on C-C bond activation/C-H functionalization in JACS!|
|4/16/2015:||Congratulations to Sid for receiving a UNCF-Merck Postdoctoral Fellowship!|
|4/1/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new undergraduate researcher, Maxwell!|
|3/31/2015:||Congratulations to Brian for receiving an NSF Fellowship!|
|3/30/2015:||Richmond's TEDxBerkeley talk: "The Face of Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa" is now available to watch online!|
|3/26/2015:||Congratulations to Beng, Hiro, and Manu on the publication of their work on carbolithiations of enecarbamates in Chem. Commun.!|
|3/23/2015:||Congratulations to Paul on receiving a 2014-2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award!|
|3/21/2015:||Congratulations to group alumna Dr. Alison Narayan who has just accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan!|
|3/5/2015:||Paul and Rebecca's work on lycopodium alkaloids leading to a new hydroamination and hydroetherification protocol has been featured on the ACIE Spotlights page!|
|2/25/2015:||Congratulations to Kevin, who has been awarded an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship!|
|1/31/2015:||Congratulations to Paul and Rebecca on the publication of their work on lycopodium alkaloids which inspired a new hydroamination and hydroetherification protocol in Chemistry - A European Journal!|
Also, congratulations to Manu and Kyle, whose paper exploring the potential biosynthetic links between atropurpuran, the hetidine diterpenoid alkaloids, and the alkaloid arcutine is now out in Tetrahedron Letters!
|1/27/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdocs, Danilo and Ken, and our new undergraduate researcher, Diana!|
|1/5/2015:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc Kevin, who joins us from the Dong lab at UC Irvine!|
|10/20/2014:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new first-year graduate student Brian!|
Also, congratulations to Eddie who has recently been awarded an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Fellowship!
|9/8/2014:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholar, Hiro, and our new undergraduate researcher, Naomi!|
|8/15/2014:||Richmond has been awarded an ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar award for 2015 in recognition of our group's contributions! Congratulations to the other awardees as well!|
Also, Eddie and Pablo's synthesis of the citrinalins and cyclopiamines has been highlighted in Synfacts!
|7/8/2014:||Congratulations to Amy, David, and Kyle on the publication of their full account on the synthesis of the hetidine and atisine core structures in JOC!|
Also, Erica and Vince's methodology for the synthesis of fused dihydroazepines will soon appear in ACIE! Congrats!
|7/3/2014:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Louis, and our new visiting scholar, Kosuke!|
|6/11/2014:||Congratulations to Ahmad on being selected as a winner of the IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists!|
|6/4/2014:||The Sarpong group welcomes our summer Amgen Scholars Christopher and Kaarin!|
|5/14/2014:||Eddie and Pablo's work on prenylated indole alkaloids has been highlighted in a Nature News and Views article, as well as in Chemical & Engineering News!|
|5/14/2014:||Sidney and Jessica are both highlighted in a Chemical & Engineering News article on their involvement with the California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate!|
|5/5/2014:||Congratulations to Eddie and Pablo, whose collaborative work on prenylated indole alkaloids with the Berlinck, Tantillo, Miller, and Andersen laboratories is in press in Nature!|
|5/1/2014:||Congratulations to Eddie on receiving a Hellman Graduate Award, sponsored by the Hellman Fellows Fund!|
|4/3/2014:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new visiting scholar, Ruben, from Valencia, Spain!|
|3/29/2014:||Congratulations to Chris, Jason, and Sid on receiving a 2013-2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, sponsored by the GSI Teaching and Resource Center, in recognition of their exceptional achievements as teachers!|
|2/14/2014:||Well done to Amy and Jessica on their review on the hetidine and hetisine diterpenoid alkaloids, which is now online at Org. Biomol. Chem.!|
|1/23/2014:||Congratulations to Beng and Sid on their study of functionalized azepane synthesis, published in Organic Letters!|
|1/9/2014:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Johannes!|
|12/5/2013:||Congratulations to Rebecca on the publication of her review of syntheses of Fawcettimine-type Lycopodium alkaloids in Chemistry A European Journal!|
|12/2/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Svitlana!|
|10/14/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new graduate students, Rebecca, Kyle, and Fred!|
|10/3/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Manuel!|
|9/19/2013:||Congratulations to Devon on the publication of his studies toward the citrinadin A and B core architecture in Organic Letters!|
|9/9/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Yingda!|
|7/24/2013:||Congratulations to Jessica on her upcoming highlight in ACIE on the Johnson group's synthesis of pactamycin!|
|7/24/2013:||Congratulations to Toshi, Steve Heller, and Ali Narayan on their upcoming publication on benzindolizinones in ACIE!|
|7/15/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Caroline, as well as our two new summer graduate students, Fred and Rebecca!|
|7/8/2013:||Congratulations to Jenna on the publication of her perspective on C(sp3)-N formation in Chemical Science!|
|7/5/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new summer graduate student, Kyle!|
|6/27/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes our two new undergraduate researchers, Anthony and Youjin!|
|6/3/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Theresa, and summer student, Will!|
|5/29/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes Justine and Luis, our two summer Amgen Scholars!|
|5/14/2013:||Jessica has been highlighted on the CRS Website for her work as a BASIS Volunteer!|
|4/21/2013:||Congrats to Jesse, David, Amy, and Simmons on the publication of their enantioselective formal syntheses of icetexone and epi-icetexone!|
|4/14/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes our two new post-docs, Steffen from U. of Cologne and Ahmad from Technion!|
|4/3/2013:||Congratulations to Paul for receiving an NSF Fellowship!|
|3/21/2013:||Richmond has recently been profiled on the Amgen Scholars website, and is also featured in a series of inteviews of Eminent Organic Chemists by the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society!|
|3/11/2013:||Congratulations to Pablo on the publication of his collaborative work with the Casida laboratory on the identification of a new GABA receptor target for isoxazoline insecticides that is in press in Chemical Research in Toxicology!|
|3/11/2013:||Congratulations to Erica on the completion of her work on the synthesis of fused pyrroles, which has led to an enantioselective synthesis of cycloprodigiosin! This work is in press at JACS!|
|3/5/2013:||Welcome to Jack Lee, our new postdoc who joins us from the Hall group at Alberta!|
|2/5/2013:|| Congratulations to Amy, David, and Jesse on their synthesis of a core structure applicable to the synthesis of the hetidine and hetisine diterpenoid alkaloids. This work will appear in ACIE!|
|2/4/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes Anthony, a visiting scholar from the Echavarren group at ICIQ (Tarragona, Spain), to our lab!|
|1/14/2013:||We welcome Helene, a visiting graduate student, to the group!|
|1/9/2013:|| Congrats to Jim and Daniel on their total synthesis of complanadine B, which will appear in ACIE!|
|1/9/2013:||Congrats to Jenna and former rotation student, Emily, on completing their studies on oxidative C–N bond formation using dianions, which will appear in ACIE!|
|1/5/2013:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Vince!|
|1/4/2013:||Congratulations to the team of Terry, Jess Wood, and Josh on the publication of their total synthesis of alstovenine and venenatine in Nature Chemistry, which was a collaboration with Prof. Dean Tantillo and Michael Lodewyk!|
|10/15/2012:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Toshi, and our two new graduate researchers, Zach and Paul!|
|10/11/2012:||Jenna's work on pyridine functionalization has been published in Org.
Lett.! Congrats Jenna!|
|9/28/2012:||Congratulations to Raul, Danial, and Saeed on the publication of their
progress toward arboflorine in Org. Lett.!|
|9/15/2012:||The Sarpong group welcomes our three new undergraduate researchers: Christian, Jenny, and Steven!|
|9/4/2012:||Group meetings have moved from Mondays to Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in Tan 775A (except for 9/13)!|
|9/3/2012:||Congratulations to our postdoc, Beng, on winning an NIH Ruth Kirschstein postdoctoral fellowship!|
|8/29/2012:||Congratulations to Rebecca Murphy on winning an ACS-DOC award!|
|8/9/2012:||Congratulations to André on accepting an Assistant Professor position at the College of the Holy Cross and on the publication of his collaborative work with the Casida group that is in press at Chemical Research in Toxicology!|
|7/2/2012:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Beng, and summer student, Paul!|
|6/18/2012:||Congrats to Steve and Erica on their completed study of selective N-acylation of azacycles that is in press at ACIE!|
|6/6/2012:||Congratulations to Ethan and Sid on the publication of their synthesis of
dihydro-benzo[b]furans and -indoles in JACS!|
|4/24/2012:||Congratulations to David on receiving the FQRNT Postdoctoral Fellowship and congratulations to the whole group for earning the BASIS Greatest Number of School Visits Award!|
|4/3/2012:||Kudos to the triumvirate of Terry, Gary and Chris on the publication of
their progress toward the phragmalin limonoids!|
|4/2/2012:||Tingting and Steve have demonstrated that simple pyridinium salts potentiate carbonylimidazoles as acylation reagents! Congrats!|
|3/31/2012:||Congratulations to Gary and Rebecca for earning the Outstanding GSI Award 2011-2012! Cheers to Gary again for receiving the NIH's Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship!|
|3/30/2012:||The Sarpong group congratulates Chris, Jason, and Raul on their NSF fellowships, and Dr. Mundal on his NIH fellowship! Great job everyone!|
|3/1/2012:||The Sarpong group welcomes our two new postdocs, Dr. David Lapointe and Dr. Devon Mundal!|
|1/16/2012:||Congratulations to Gary on the completion of his studies of Rh-catalyzed 1,2-additions, which will appear in the journal Chemical Science!|
|1/03/2012:||Rebecca's studies toward the magellanine-type alkaloids and Erica and Brian's studies on lapidilectine-type alkaloids have been published. Congratulations all!|
|11/09/2011:||Alison's full article on indolizinones has been published in OBC! Congrats Ali!|
|10/07/2011:||The Sarpong groups welcomes our new graduate students, Chris, Eddie, and Jason!|
|10/06/2011:||Congratulations to Steve on the publication of his full paper on esterification and amidation reagents in Tetrahedron!|
|8/16/2011:||We welcome our new post-doc, Ethan and our new undergraduate student, Kyle!|
|7/29/2011:||The Sarpong group welcomes summer graduate students Justin and Jason!|
|6/15/2011:||The Sarpong group welcomes undergraduate students Danial and TingTing; visiting scholars Erica, Nishitha and Tara; and summer graduate students Christopher and Jake!|
|6/2/2011:||Laura has published a tutorial review in Chem. Soc Rev about divergent reactions on racemic mixtures. Congratulations! |
|4/18/2011:||The Sarpong group welcomes our new postdoc, Andre (a.k.a. Dr. Dre)!|
|4/6/2011:||Congratulations to Josh and Sid for receiving the NSF graduate fellowship. Way to go!|
|4/1/2011:||We wish our postdoc, Daniel Fischer, all the best at Lonza!|
|1/26/2011:||Welcome to our new postdoc, Dr. Pablo Garcia-Reynaga, to the group!|
|10/14/2010:||Bunnelle has been busy even after graduating! His collaboration with the
Casida group has been published in PNAS.!
|9/20/2010:||Steve has developed several reagents for esterification and amidation. A
publication of this work will appear in Org. Lett.! Congratulations!!
|9/15/2010:||Andrew's synthesis of the tetrapetalone core has been published in Org. Lett.! Way to go!
|9/2/2010:||Our collaboration with the Collum group at Cornell has yielded insight
into the nature of C-Li/N-Li dianions. This work will appear in JACS! Congratulations Scott!
|8/3/2010:||Congratulations to Laura and Stephen on the publication of their
collaboration paper with the Davies group at Emory in JACS!
|8/3/2010:||Richmond's News and Views letter on the syntheses of cortistatin A and
congeners by Andy Myers and coworkers has been published in Nature Chemistry!
|7/23/2010:||Welcome to our new postdoc Terry Lebold, and our visiting summer students, Sidney Hill, Raul Leal, Jim Newton, and Christopher Marth!
|7/16/2010:||Congratulations to Alison on the publication of the metal-free synthesis
of indolizines, which will be appearing in the journal Green Chemistry!
|5/22/2010:||The review on the cortistatins by Ali and Simmons is online at Eur. JOC. Congratulations on a job well done Ali and Simmons!
|5/5/2010:||Congratulations to Vishnumaya on the completion of the total synthesis of
lycoposerramine R, which was published in Org. Lett.!
|4/26/2010:|| Daniel's synthesis of complanadine A has been highlighted in C&Eng News!
|4/9/2010:|| Congratulations to Daniel for the publication of his synthesis of Complanadine A in J. Am. Chem. Soc.!
|4/9/2010:|| Congratulations to Erica, Steve, and Sarah for receiving an Outstanding GSI award!
|4/9/2010:|| Congratulations to Erica for receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship award!
|| Congratulations to Simmons and Ali for the publication of their formal total synthesis of (±)-Cortistatin A in Tetrahedron!
|| Congratulations to Jesse for the publication of his formal total synthesis of icetexone and epi-icetexone in Organic Letters!
|| Congratulations to Richmond for being one of two winners of the 2010 Roche Excellence in Organic Chemistry Award!
|| Congratulations to Bunnelle on the publication of his collaborative work with the Casida group on S-Arachidonoyl-2-thioglycerol synthesis in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry!
|| Congratulations to Jenna on the publication of her synthesis of Pauciflorol F in Organic Letters!
||Congratulations to Kimberly on the completion of the total synthesis of Galbulimima alkaloid 13 and her paper in J. Am. Chem. Soc.!
||Welcome to our new postdoc Stephen Born, and all of our summer students: Brandon Rosen, Jeffrey Buenaflor, Erica Schultz, Jessica Kisunzu, Saeed Alzghari, and Ty Volkoff!
||Congrats to Jesse for being awarded a Ruth L Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship Award by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences!
||Congratulations to Scott, Alakesh, Andy, and Raja for their upcoming full paper on the lyconadins in J. Am. Chem. Soc.!
||Congratulations also to Simmons for his upcoming paper on the icetexane natural products appearing soon in Natural Products Report!
||Congratulations to Jess for her paper on the synthesis of the tetracyclic core of the neomangicols published in Organic Letters!
||Congratulations to Jenna for receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
||Richmond has been named a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awardee for 2009!
||Congratulations again to Julius who has been awarded a College of Chemistry summer research award!
||Congratulations to Julius for receiving a travel award to attend the National Organic Symposium.
||Congratulations to Laura for being awarded a travel grant by the ACS Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly!
||Check out photos and videos of Sarpong group members giving chemistry demonstrations to Westlake Middle School students here!
||Congratulations to Alison on being sponsored to attend the 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany!
||Check out the new Sarpong group lab coats at our photos page, or by clicking here!.
|| Congratulations to Jenna on the publication of her Pd-catalyzed domino Heck approach to dimeric resveratrol natural products in Tetrahedron Letters.
|| Richmond has been selected as a 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. For a link listing the 118 recipients of this award for 2009, click here.
||Congratulations to Laura and Maina on the acceptance of their paper on a parallel kinetic resolution approach to the cyathanes. This work is supported by our American Cancer Society Grant and is in press in Angewandte Chemie.
||Graduate student Jenna Jeffrey officially joined the group!
||Welcome to incoming first year graduate students Jenna Jeffrey and Tyler Baguley who are working in our laboratory this summer
||Congratulations to Simmons, Ali and Shirley on their upcoming paper on cortistatin A in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.
||Congratulations to Andrew and Amy on their upcoming paper on aryl dienone Nazarov reactions in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.
||Our synthesis of lyconadin A has been highlighted in Science and Chemical and Engineering News!
||Richmond has been recongnized with a Hellman Faculty Fund award for 2008.
||Congratulations to Scott and Alakesh, for their paper in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
||Congratulations to Laura, for receiving the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor for Spring 2007
||Richmond has been awarded an AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award for 2008
||Richmond has recently been recognized with the following awards: