Van successfully defends her thesis

Congrats to Van Tran, Ph.D., who successfully defended her thesis earlier today, become the fifth Ph.D. graduate from the group (and second to defend online). Van has made pioneering contributions in diverse areas, including developing a new approach to C(sp3)–C and C(sp3)–heteroatom bond cleavage under palladium catalysis, demonstrating the power of nickel for catalyzing conjunctive cross-coupling reactions with alkenes, and inventing a series of a new low-valent nickel pre-catalysts. Congrats on all of your success, Van! Best of luck in your next adventure as as a process chemist at Gilead.