July, 2014

June, 2014

  • Anna becomes a 2014 Reaxys PhD Prize finalist.
  • Ansis successfully defends his thesis.
  • Naoko receives a HHMI international student research fellowship.
  • Dr. Christo Sevov joins the group.
  • Sharmila Samaroo joins the group as a summer research undergraduate student.
  • Devin Ferguson joins the group as a summer rotation student.
  • Alvaro Gutierrez and Josephine Eshon join the group as summer visiting students.
  • Ansis's recent Organometallics paper was one of the top 3 most-read articles in May 2014.
  • Melanie has published a total of 100 publications since she started her professorship at Univerisity of Michigan Ann Arbor.
  • Dr. Chelsea Huff departs for a position at Merck in Rahway, NJ.
  • Dr. Anna Wagner departs for a post-doc at Stanford University working in the Burns group.

May, 2014

  • James Bour, Bryant James, Melissa Lee and Danielle Samblanet join the group.
  • Anna successfully defends her thesis.
  • Noam Saper joins the group as a summer visiting undergraduate student.

April, 2014

  • James B. and Melissa are awarded a NSF graduate fellowship.
  • Nicole, Danielle, Nomaan receive a NSF honorable mention.
  • Natalia joins the group as a summer visiting scholar.
  • Laura, Pablo and Melissa's recent JACS paper was one of their 20 most read articles in the month.

March, 2014

  • Monica Perez-Temprano's recent JACS paper was highlighted on Science. Link.
  • Anna's recent Chemical Science paper was one of top 25 most-read Chemical Science articles for 2013.
  • Chelsea successfully defends her thesis.

January, 2014

  • Joseph receives an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowship.
  • Bryant James, Danielle Singleton, James Bour, Rachel Merzel, Signe Korsager join the group as rotation students.

December, 2013

  • Naoko receives a Chemistry Research Excellence Fellowship for winter 2014.
  • Nicole, Nomaan, Pablo, Sydonie pass their candidacy exams.

November, 2013

  • Anna and Amanda H's recent JACS paper was one of their 5 most read articles. Link

October, 2013

September, 2013

August, 2013

  • Monica Lotz, Ian Pendlton, Anna Wagner receives a poster session travel award at Vaughan Symposium.
  • Anna Wagner wins 2013 Sigma-Aldrich Graduate Student Innovation Award (GSIA).

July, 2013

June, 2013

May, 2013

  • Nicole Camasso, Ian Pendleton, Pablo Cabrera, Sydonie Schimler, Nomaan Rezayee officially join the group.
  • Cydney K. Seigerman graduates with Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Honors.
  • Kate McMurtrey receives the Peter A.S. Smith Endowment Award for Research.

January, 2013

  • Zac Garlets, Ian Pendleton, Nicole Camasso, and Jacob Geri join as rotation students.

December, 2012

  • Dr. Sharon Neufeldt (Ph. D. 2012) departs for a post-doc at Caltech working in the Ismagilov group.
  • Dr. Nicholas Ball (Ph. D. 2010) accepts a job at Amherst College.
  • Dr. Salena Whitfield (Ph.D. 2008) is featured in the Wright Museum's new exhibit-Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science & Technology.
  • Dr. Matt Remy (Ph.D. 2011) accepted a job at Dow Chemical.

November, 2012

September, 2012

  • Melanie receives a national ACS Ipatieff Prize.
  • Melanie receives a Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award.

August, 2012

  • Chelsea Huff, Yingda Ye, Anna Wagner, Amanda Cook-Sneathen receive travel grants for outstanding posters at the Vaughan Symposium.
  • Ansis Maleckis receives a 2012 Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowship.

July, 2012

  • Melanie receives a Thieme-IUPAC Prize in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
  • Naoko Ichiishi officially joins the group.

May, 2012

  • Yingda Ye receives a Roche Excellence in Chemistry Award.
  • Tiffiny Micyus officially joins the group.

April, 2012

  • Melanie receives a Paul N. Rylander Award from the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society.
  • Melanie receives a Classical High School Distinguished Alumni Award.

February, 2012

  • Kara Stowers leaves for a postdoc with Cynthia Friend at Harvard.
  • Brannon Gary leaves for a postdoc with T. Daniel P. Stack at Stanford.
  • Sharon Neufeldt receives a poster award at the 2012 CaRLa Winter School.

January, 2012

  • Melanie is appointed Moses Gomberg Collegiate Chair in Chemistry.
  • Kara Stowers successfully defends her dissertation.
  • Yingda's recent Org. Lett. paper is highlighted as a "SYNFACT of the month".

December, 2011

  • Brannon Gary and Joy Racowski successfully defend their dissertations.
  • Joy Racowski leaves for a postdoc at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago.
  • Yingda Ye receives a Novartis Symposium poster award.
  • Sharon Neufeldt receives a Chemistry Research Excellence Award.

November, 2011

  • Amanda Hickman successfully defends her dissertation.
  • Amanda Hickman leaves for a position at UOP, A Honeywell Company in Des Plaines, IL.

September, 2011

August, 2011

  • Dipa Kalyani leaves to begin her position as an Assistant Professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

July, 2011

  • Marion Emmert leaves to begin her position as an Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA (Marion's group page).
  • Brannon Gary, Chelsea Huff, Anna Wagner, and Monica Lotz receive travel grants for outstanding posters at the Vaughan Symposium.
  • Sharon Neufeldt receives a travel grant for an outstanding talk at the Vaughan Symposium.
  • Kara and Kevin's recent JACS paper is highlighted as a "SYNFACT of the month".

June, 2011

  • Matt Remy leaves for a postdoc with Raymond Schaak at Penn State.

May, 2011

April, 2011

  • Amanda Cook-Sneathen, Ansis Maleckis, and Monica Lotz officially join the group.
  • Matt Remy successfully defends his dissertation.
  • Anna Wagner receives an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Kate Butler, Chelsea Huff, and Anna Wagner pass their candidacy exams.

February, 2011

  • Melanie is named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry, in recognition of her outstanding personal commitment to undergraduate education.

January, 2011

  • Amanda Cook-Sneathen and Ben Klepser join as rotation students.
  • Andrew Higgs leaves for a postdoc with Alan Sellinger at Stanford.
  • Nick Ball leaves for a postdoc with David Tirrell at Caltech.
  • Tom Lyons leaves for a postdoc with Maurice Brookhart at UNC Chapel Hill.
  • Melanie is elected a AAAS Fellow.
  • Brannon Gary receives a Murril Memorial departmental fellowship for winter 2011.

December, 2010

  • Tom Lyons, Andrew Higgs, and Nick Ball successfully defend their dissertations.

October, 2010

  • Andrew Satterfield leaves for a position at Dupont Agro.

September, 2010

  • Melanie is promoted to Full Professor of Chemistry.
  • Catherine Hwang (UM undergraduate) joins the group.
  • Ananya Dutta, Ansis Maleckis, and Monica Lotz join as rotation students.

August, 2010

  • Amanda Hickman, Nick Ball, Sharon Neufeldt, Brannon Gary, and Matt Remy receive travel grants for outstanding posters at the Vaughan Symposium.
  • Tom Lyons receives a Novartis Symposium poster award.

July, 2010

  • Melanie receives the ACS award in Pure Chemistry.

June, 2010

  • Melanie receives the National Fresenius Award.
  • Chelsea Huff receives an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

May, 2010

  • Marion Emmert receives a DFG (German Research Council) Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • Kate Butler, Anna Wagner, and Chelsea Huff officially join the group.

April, 2010

  • Yingda Ye passes his candidacy exam.

January, 2010

  • Yingda Ye receives Chemistry Department Winter Term Fellowship.
  • Cydney Seigerman (UM undergraduate) joins the group.

November, 2009

  • Melanie receives a BASF Catalysis Award.

August, 2009

  • Kevin Fortner and Andrew Satterfield join the group as new postdocs.
  • Tyler Carter joins as a staff scientist.
  • Kara Stowers receives an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Fellowship sponsored by Eli Lilly.
  • Amanda Hickman receives an ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel Fellowship.
  • Matt Remy receives a Spring Fellowship for an outstanding talk at the Vaughan Symposium.
  • Joy Racowski, Tom Lyons, and Amanda Hickman receive travel grants for outstanding posters at the Vaughan Symposium.

July, 2009

  • Kara Stowers attends the 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau (Dedicated to Chemistry).

June, 2009

  • Marion Emmert joins the group as a new postdoc.
  • Chelsea Huff joins as a summer rotator.
  • Tyler Carter (University of Washington) and Megan Cismesia (University of Illinois) join as REU students for the summer.
  • Nick Ball receives the Ruth L Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award.
  • Kara Stowers receives the Robert & Carolyn Buzzard Graduate Chemistry Student Leadership Award from the Chemistry Department.
  • Tom Lyons receives a Chemistry Research Achievement Fellowship.
  • Kara Stowers receives a Chemistry Research Excellence Travel Award.

May, 2009

  • Yingda Ye officially joins the group.

April, 2009

  • Asako Kubota, Sharon Neufeldt, and Amanda Hickman pass their candidacy exams.

March, 2009

  • Kami Hull leaves for a postdoc with Barry Trost at Stanford.
  • Amanda Hickman receives an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

February, 2009

  • Kami Hull successfully defends her dissertation.