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December 2015

Chris Douglas lost 40 lbs and grew a beard?! Yes, both changes were intentional (December 21)

Chris Douglas presents research at Oregon State University and University of Oregon. Thank you to wonderful hosts Paul Blakemore and Ramesh Jasti. (December 2–4)

November 2015

Matt Eastwood and Shengyang Wang pass their written preliminary exams.

Mary Watson delivers the Aldrich Lecture for Synthetic Organic Chemistry (November 17)

September 2015

Summer REU student Melissa Hardy was selected to present her research at the REU symposium in Washington D.C. on October 25–26 (September 11)

Fall Semester Begins (September 8)

August 2015

Chris Douglas presents seminar at UT Austin (August 28)

Group picnic outing at Como park (August 21)

Chris Douglas serves as a facilitator and mentor at the Cottrell Scholar Collaborative New Faculty Workshop hosted by the ACS in Washington DC. (August 6–8)

June 2015

Sadie Otte, Sarah Pound, Lafe Purvis, Nick Serratore, Melissa Hardy, Shengyang Wang, Grant Frost, and Chris Douglas led a variety of hands‑on chemistry activites with preschoolers at Miniapple International Montessori. Read more. (June 29)


Awarded ACS PRF New Directions grant to study cyclacenes. (June 26)

The group goes camping in Wisconsin. This trip featured canoeing on the St. Croix river in addition to camp fires, fellowship, and food. (June 12–14)

Grant Frost, Sadie Otte, and Nick Serratore present research at 3rd year symposium. (June 2)

Melissa Hardy and Michaela Mittlestaedt join the lab. Melissa is a summer REU student from Grinnell College who will be working with Nick Serratore and Michaela is a U of M undergrad who will be working with Grant Frost. (June 1)

May 2015

Congratulations to our graduates Nate Lawdenski and Preston Bradley (May 16)

Chris Douglas presents the group’s research at Caltech, UCI, and UCLA, takes selfie with the Dong group. (May 4–7)

April 2015

Dean Tantillo presents an Abbvie Workshop on chemical modeling. (April 10–11)

March 2015

Sarah Pound

Sarah Pound presents research at ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO (March 22)

February 2015

Todd Hyster

Best wishes to alumnus Todd Hyster towards his upcoming tenure-track position at Princeton University.

Lafe Purvis passed his oral preliminary exam. (February 7)

January 2015

Zhuoran Zhang passed his oral preliminary exam. (January 27)

Undergraduate researchers Russell Xu, David Detloff, and Preston Bradley have joined the laboratory. Russell will be working with Sarah Pound, David with Sarah Wegwerth, and Preston with Sadie Otte.

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