Yang completes his postdoc and departs for Corteva

After three hugely successful years in the Engle lab, Dr. Yang Gao departs this week to begin a position in Discovery Chemistry at Corteva in Indianapolis, IN. In the Engle lab, Yang led our research program in copper catalysis and collaborated with both the Liu lab at the University of Pittsburgh and the Bertrand lab at UCSD. His love for copper chemistry runs so deep that it was only fitting that he and his wife named their new German shepherd puppy “Copper.” In addition to educating everyone in the lab about mechanistic organometallic chemistry, Yang managed to also teach the Scripps community some new moves on the hardwood as well. Best of luck on your new adventure, Yang!