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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

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
Shengyang Wang
Shengyang Wang
Joined
Fall 2014
Education & Experience
2014 B.S. Chemistry, Tongji University
Research keywords
Bond activation
Methodology
Lafe Purvis
Joined
Fall 2013
Education & Experience
2008–2013 Senior Research Associate, Gilead Sciences
2004–2008 Research Associate, Nastech Pharmaceuticals
2004 B.S. Chemistry and Biochemistry (double major), University of Washington
Douglas Group Publications
"Partial Fluorination as a Strategy for Crystal Engineering of Rubrene Derivatives" Ogden, W. A.; Ghosh, S.; Bruzek, M. J.; McGarry, K. A.; Balhorn, L.; Young, V. G.; Purvis, L. J.; Wegwerth, S. E.; Zhang, Z.; Serratore, N. A.; Cramer, C. J.*; Gagliardi, L.*; Douglas, C. J.* Cryst. Growth Des. 2017, 17, 643–658.
Research keywords
Organic Electronic Materials
Organic Electronic Devices
Rubrene
Sadie Otte
Joined
Fall 2012
Education & Experience
2012 B.A. Chemistry, Saint Olaf College
Advisor: Peter Gittins
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
Methodology

UNDERGRADUATES

Kelly Mitzel
Kelly Mitzel
Mentor
Matt Eastwood
Joined
April 2017

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