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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Chris Douglas
Chris Douglas, Ph.D.
Education & Experience
2014–present Associate Professor of Chemistry
2007–2014 Assistant Professor of Chemistry
2005–2007 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
Advisor: Robert H. Grubbs
2005 Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Advisor: Larry E. Overman
1999 B.S. Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Advisor: Richard P. Hsung
Recent Honors
2014 George Taylor Career Development Award, College of Science and Engineering
2012 NSF CAREER Award
2011 DuPont Young Investigator
2010–2011 Outstanding Professor Award, College of Science and Engineering
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GRADUATE STUDENTS

Casey Carpenter
Casey Carpenter
Joined
Fall 2017
Education & Experience
2017 B.S. Chemistry, University of Mississippi
Adivsor: Jared Delcamp
Connie Anderson
Joined
Fall 2015
Education & Experience
2015 B.S. Chemistry, Minesota State University, Moorhead
Advisor: Jeffery Bodwin
Douglas Group Publications
"Development and Mechanistic Study of Quinoline-Directed Acyl C–O Bond Activation and Alkene Oxyacylation Reactions" Hoang, G. T.; Walsh, D. J.; McGarry, K. A.; Anderson, C. B.; Douglas, C. J.* J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 2972–2983.
Honors
2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Research keywords
Bond Activation
Methodology
Steve Underwood
Joined
Fall 2015
Education & Experience
2017‑Present Lead TA Life Sciences
2015 B.S. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Advisor: Frank Keutsch
Research keywords
Bond Activation
Cyclacenes
Methodology
Total synthesis
Matt Eastwood
Joined
Fall 2014
Education & Experience
2014 B.A. Chemistry, MidAmerica Nazarene University
Advisor: Faith Jacobsen
Douglas Group Publications
"Diastereoselective Intramolecular Cyanoamidation with Alkenes" Dreis, A. M.; Otte, S. C.; Eastwood, M. S.; Alonzi, E. R.; Brethorst, J. T.; Douglas, C. J.* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 45–48.
Research keywords
Bond Activation
Total synthesis
Grant Frost
Grant Frost
Joined
Summer 2012
Education & Experience
2011 B.S. Chemistry, University of Saint Thomas
Advisor: J. Thomas Ippoliti
Douglas Group Publications
"Mechanistic Model for Enantioselective Intramolecular Alkene Cyanoamidation via Palladium-Catalyzed C–CN Bond Activation" Frost, G. B.; Serratore, N. A.; Ogilvie, J. M.; Douglas, C. J.* 2017, 82, 3721–3726.
Research keywords
Bond Activation
Mechanistic Studies
Methodology
Transition Metal Catalysis

UNDERGRADUATES

Henry Dikeman
Henry Dikeman
Mentor
Steve Underwood
Joined
October 2017
Kelly Mitzel
Kelly Mitzel
Mentor
Matt Eastwood
Joined
April 2017

HIGH SCHOOLERS

Annika Sougstad
Annika Sougstad
Mentor
Connie Anderson
Joined
April 2017

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