September 2016

Undergraduate, Tekenari Tienabeso, who received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Award sponsored by Pfizer presented his research at the Pfizer facilities.

November 2016

3rd Year PhD Candidate, Arianne Hunter, received a travel grant to the 2016 National Organization for the Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference in Raleigh, NC where she presented a talk entitled "Diazo Insertion/Conia-ene Cascade: The Synthetic Blueprint to Building Spirocores"

Undergraduate, Haylee Padgett, received the Honor's Research Assistantship Program Scholarship from the University of Oklahoma Honor's College.

April 2017

The Sharma Lab had two winners in Chemistry/Biochemistry departmental awards this year! Congratulations to Arianne Hunter for winning the Jerry J. Zuckerman Scholarship and Bilal Almutwalli for winning a Graduate Teaching Award








Congratulations to 2nd year graduate students, Steven Schlitzer and Eric Gardner for passing their Ph.D. Candidacy exams! 

October 2016

Congratulations to 2nd year PhD Student, Steven Schlitzer, for passing his Preliminary PhD Candidacy Exam, only one more step until he's officially a PhD Candidate!

Dr. Kiran Chinthapally and Nick Massaro's paper "Rhodium Carbenoid Initiated O–H Insertion/Aldol/Oxy-Cope Cascade for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Functionalized Oxacyles" was just accepted in the Organic Letters. Congratulations you two!

Congratulations to 2nd year PhD Student, Eric Gardner, for passing his Preliminary PhD Candidacy Exam, only one more step until he's officially a PhD Candidate!

August 2016

Arianne and Steven's paper “Synergistic Diazo–OH Insertion/Conia-Ene Cascade Catalysis for the Stereoselective Synthesis of γ-Butyrolactones and tetrahydrofurans” was selected for publication in Chemistry: A European Journal! Many congratulations you two!

Natural products inspired drug discovery

December 2016
Congratulations to undergraduate Sean Abbott for being accepted into The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

May 2017

Congratulations to Haylee Padgett for winning the American Society Pharmacognosy Undergraduate Research Award funding her to do research in the Sharma Lab during Summer 2017