Education and Work Experience

2006-present Boston College, Dept. of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

2004-2006 Harvard University, Dept. of Chemistry
Postdoctoral Research
Professor Eric N. Jacobsen, advisor
Development of a bifunctional urea catalyst for the enantioselective allylation of hydrazones.

1999-2004 University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Chemistry
Degree awarded: Ph.D.
Professors Jonathan A. Ellman and Robert G. Bergman, advisors
Thesis Title: Functionalization of heterocycles via C-H bond activation

March-June 2003 Pfizer Company, La Jolla, CA
Internship
Dr. Michael Collins, advisor
Synthesis of novel cancer therapeutics.

1995-1999 University of Virginia, Dept. of Chemistry
Degree awarded: B.S. in Chemistry specialization in Biochemistry
Professor W. Dean Harman, advisor
Development of an osmium-mediated asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction Synthesis of epibatidine derivatives as analgesics.

Summer 1996 Streiltz Institute
Internship

Awards and Fellowships

2012 Kavli Fellow
2012 Most Viewed Online Presentation from National ACS Meeting-Denver, 2011 (viewed 1841 times over a 7 month period)
2011 NSF CAREER Award
2011 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award
2011 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
2004 National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship
2002 American Chemical Society-Division of Organic Chemistry
2001 Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship 1999 Award for Chemistry Excellence
1998 Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship