Office: Johnson EPS 324
B.S. – Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO – Advisor Cindy C. Browder
Ph.D. – Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO – Advisor John L. Wood
Research Associate – Absolute Science, Lexington, MA
Research Associate – Cetek Corporation, Marlborough, MA
Research Associate – Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Chem 112 – Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
Chem 121-122 – General Chemistry
Chem 341 & 341L – Organic Chemistry
GENS 101 – Freshman Studies
Lauroside B (1) is a naturally occurring molecule that was first extracted from Sweet Bay Laurel in 2004. In 2011, researchers demonstrated that 1 has potent biological activity against malignant skin cancer cells, making it an attractive target for laboratory synthesis. Research in the Smith Group is focused on a synthetic route to access 1 via the intermediate synthesis of another natural product, Vomifoliol (2).
An Enantioselective Total Synthesis and Stereochemical Revision of (+)-Citrinadin B. Kong, K; Enquist, J.; McCallum, M.; Smith, G.; Matsumaru, T.; Menhaji-Klotz, E.; Wood, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135 (30), pp 10890–10893.
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When do labs start?
Fall Semester 2019:
CHEM 201L starts on Sept. 11th
All other CHEM Labs start the week of August 26 (1st week of classes)
ASTR 201L starts August 26
All PHYS labs starts week of August 26 (1st week of classes)