May, 2016

  • The Chemistry faculty surprised Melanie with a lovely cake celebrating her recent achievements. Thank you!
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  • Congratulations to Nicole who has received the UM Chemistry Alumni Fund Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award!
  • Congratulations to Melanie who has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • April, 2016

    • Congratulations to Melanie who was granted the prestigious honor of being inducted as a 2016 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
    • Congratulations to Naoko who recently passed her final defense and will be accepting a postdoctoral position with Merck.
    • We say goodbye to Hongfei who will be returning to Denmark and also to Shoshanna who will be leaving the lab at the end of April.
    • We welcome new graduate students Liz, Monique, Mark, and Anuska to the lab beginning Spring 2016 semester.

    March, 2016

    • Pablo receives a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship!
    • Melissa receives a 2016 WCC Merck Research Award for travel to the fall ACS meeting!
    • Eugene receives a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship!

    February, 2016

    • Joe and Pablo's recent Nature paper was highlighted on RSC's Chemistry World.
    • Kate Dyki begins as Senior Administrative Assistant.

    January, 2016

    • Devin passes his candidacy exam!
    • Hongfei Yin joins the lab as a visiting student from Aarhus University.
    • Liz, Monique, and Jeremy join the lab as rotation students.

    December, 2015

    • Nicole is the recipient of an oral presentation award for her talk at OZOM IX.
    • Mark, Anuska, and Monique finish their fall rotation.

    November, 2015

    • Katarina passes her candidacy exam!
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    • Dr. Eugene Chong and Dr. Matt McCammant join the lab as post docs.

    October, 2015

    • Dr. Amanda Cook departs lab to begin her post doc at ETH Zürich with Professor Copéret.

    September, 2015

    August, 2015

    • Nicole is the recipient of a Dow Travel Award for her talk at the 2015 Karle Symposium.
    • Sydonie is the recipient of a Dow Travel Award for her poster at the 2015 Karle Symposium.
    • Amanda Cook successfully defends her thesis.

    July, 2015

    • Dr. Monica Perez-Temprano accepted a position at ICIQ through ICIQ's Starting Career Programme. Link
    • Sydonie and Pablo are recipients of National Organic Symposium 2015 Poster Awards.

    June, 2015

    • Liz and Summer join the group as summer rotators
    • Tiara joins the group as a visting summer undergraduate through CENTC.
    • Łukasz joins the group as a visiting summer student from ICIQ.

    May, 2015

    • Devin and Katarina join the lab.
    • Shoshanna joins the lab as a postdoc.
    • Dr. Monica Lotz leaves the lab to begin her position at ExxonMobil Chemical in Texas.
    • Dr. Joseph Topczewski starts at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor.

    April, 2015

    • Melanie is the recipient of the 2015 OMCOS award.
    • Nicole is the recipient of the 2015 Eastman Summer Research Award.
    • Monica Lotz successfully defends her thesis.

    February, 2015

    • Danielle and Bryant successfully pass their candidacy exam!
    • Nicole's Science paper is featured on C&EN News. Link.
    • Dr. Joseph Topczewski joins the Department of Chemistry at University of Minnesota as an assistant professor. Link.

    January, 2015

    • Devin Ferguson and Katarina Makaravage joined the group as a winter rotator.

    December, 2014

    • Melissa Lee successfully passes her candidacy exam.

    November, 2014

    • James Bour successfully passes his candidacy exam.

    September, 2014

    • Dr. Curren Mbofana joins the group.
    • Michael Robo and Jim Shanahan joins the group as a fall rotator.
    • The University of Michigan ranks No. 11 in a new list of most-cited researchers produced by Thompson Reuters, and Melanie is one of 27 U-M scientists determined by the company to be in the top 1 percent of their fields. Link.

    August, 2014

    • Kate successfully defends her thesis.

    July, 2014

    • Monica's recent JACS paper was one of the top 5 most-read articles in June.
    • Dr. Doug Genna departs for a professorship at the Youngstown State University , OH.

    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.