David Stephens graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemistry from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. He performed undergraduate research with Prof. Mary A. Kopecki-Fjetland, in the identification of various compounds from Atriplex canescens. After graduation he pursued a doctoral degree under the guidance of Prof. Oleg V. Larionov at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His doctoral work was focused on the catalytic methods of synthesis of N- and N,O-heterocycles and their applications in medicinal chemistry. Since December 2016 David has been a member of the Sarpong research group, working on the total synthesis of natural alkaloids.
Email:dstephens at berkeley dot edu