Chemistry Weekly Seminar: Dr. Jeffrey S. Johnson
Friday, September 8, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
A. Paul Schaap Science Center, 1000 35 East 12th Street, Holland, MI 49423-3605
Medicinal application of many complex organic molecules is precluded by the impracticality of their chemical synthesis. This lecture will endeavor to detail some recent case studies from our research group directed toward the efficient laboratory preparation of complex bioactive natural products and small molecule building blocks. Topics to be covered include complexity-building redox chemistry, enantioconvergent catalysis, and oxidative dearomatization.
Jeffrey S. Johnson received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Kansas in 1994 with highest distinction and honors in chemistry. He was a graduate student at Harvard University as an NSF Graduate Fellow in the laboratories of Prof. David A. Evans, receiving his Ph.D. in 1999. He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley from 1999 to 2001 as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow under the direction of Prof. Robert G. Bergman. He joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 where he is currently the A. Ronald Gallant Distinguished Professor and the department chairperson.
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