Joining her classmate Pusu from Nankai University, Elaine wasted no time getting in lab and setting up reactions. Coming from the lab of Prof. Tang Pingping, Yiyang (Elaine) Xiao is excited to learn more about catalysis and organometallics. Elaine is fitting right in with the California lifestyle by being the first cycling commuter in Engle Lab!
The Engle lab is thrilled to announce that we have received our first NIH grant, the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators (R35). We are honored to received support from the NIH and hope to put it to good use for the advancement of science.
The Engle lab took time away from lab to enjoy some time on the beach to celebrate Forrest’s completion of his internship and to welcome Pusu and Elaine to the group. Even though the skies were grey, we were not deterred. We grilled a lot of good food, relaxed in the sand, played volleyball and soccer, and wrapped up the night up with a game of Werewolf. Awesome way to wind down the summer!
As of last week, the Engle lab has begun publishing original NMR spectra (as MNova zip files) with all papers. Our goal is make it easier for end-users to adopt new reactions from our laboratory and to promote the highest possible levels of transparency in chemical research. Check out the Supporting Information pages for our recent alkene dicarbofunctionalization and carboamination reactions for more details. Spectrometer files (FIDs) are also available upon request.
Congratulations to G3 student John A. Gurak, Jr. on being chosen to participate in the 2017 AbbVie Scholars Symposium! The event takes place on Monday, August 7, at AbbVie’s Corporate Headquarters in North Chicago, Illinois.
John’s new review article, “Regioselective Hydroamination Using a Directed Nucleopalladation/Protodepalladation Approach,” is online as of this morning at Synlett. The article covers the historical context for our group’s work in this area, published results from our laboratory, as well as outlook and perspective. Thanks to the Editorial Board at Synlett for the awesome opportunity to contribute this Synpact article, and congrats to John on a well-written piece! Click here for a link to the paper