September 2016

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

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

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!

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

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!

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"