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  Iain McPherson
Group member: 2013 - 2016
Email: imcpherson@chem.wisc.edu
BS Chemistry, Virginia Military Institute (Jones), 2013
BS Appl. Math
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Postdoctoral / Visiting Researcher

  Dani Schultz
Group member: 2012 - 2014
Email: danielle.schultz@merck.com
PhD, University of Michigan (Wolfe), 2012
Merck Process
  Zhan Lu
Group member: 2009 - 2012
Email: luzhan@zju.edu.cn

Faculty, Zhejiang University
  Meihua Shen
Group member: 2008 - 2009
Email: shenmh@cczu.edu.cn
PhD, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, 2005
Associate Professor, Changzhou University

PhD Students

  Travis Blum
Group member: 2010 - 2016
Email: tblum@chem.wisc.edu
BS, Hobart & William Smith Colleges (Miller), 2010
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
Postdoc, Harvard University (David Liu)
  Megan Cismesia

Group member: 2010 - 2015
Email: megcisme@umich.edu
BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Hergenrother), 2010
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
Postdoc, University of Michigan (Sanford)
  Elliot Farney
Group member: 2009 - 2015
Email: efarney@caltech.edu
BS, Northwestern (Meade), 2009
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
Postdoc, Caltech (Reisman)
  Shishi Lin
Group member: 2009 - 2015

BS, National University of Singapore (Tan), 2009
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
Postdoc, Merck Process
  Anna Hurtley
Group member: 2008 - 2014

BS, Northwestern University, 2008
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
Postdoc, Yale University (Miller)
  Laura Ruiz Espelt
Group member: 2009 - 2014

BS, Millersville University, 2008
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  Liz Tyson
Group member: 2008 - 2013
Email: Elizabeth.Tyson@pnnl.gov
BA, Seattle University (Alaimo), 2008
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
Postdoc, PNNL
Postdoc, University of Washington (Chatterjee)
  Kevin Williamson
Group member: 2007 - 2013
Email: kw2523@columbia.edu
BS, UT-Austin (Magnus), 2007
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
Postdoc, Columbia University (Leighton)
Gilead Sciences
  Juana Du
Group member: 2007 - 2012
Email: Juana.Du@bms.com
BS, Berkeley, 2007
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012
Postdoc, University of California-Berkeley (Hartwig)
Gilead Sciences
  Tamas Benkovics
Group member: 2005 - 2010
Email: Tamas.Benkovics@bms.com
BS, Colorado State University (2003)
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
Merck Process
  David Michaelis
Group member: 2005 - 2009
Email: dmichaelis@chem.byu.edu
BS, Brigham Young University (Savage), 2005
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
Postdoc, Stanford University (Trost)
Faculty, Brigham Young University
  Katie Partridge
Group member: 2005 - 2009
Email: partridge_katherine@lilly.com
BS, Virginia Tech, 2004
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
Postdoc, University of Michigan (Montgomery)
Eli Lilly Discovery
  Chris Shaffer
Group member: 2005 - 2007
Email: cjshffr@uw.edu
BS, UT-Austin, 2005
Postdoc, University of Washington (Turecek)
  Michael Ischay
Group member: 2006 -

BS, Indiana (Peters), 2006
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
Postdoc, Yale University (Ellman)
Gilead Sciences

MS Students

  Shane Lies
Group member: 2014 - 2016
Email: slies@chem.wisc.edu
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  Jim Sawicki
Group member: 2012 - 2014
Email: james.sawicki@abbvie.com
BS, University of Illinois, Chicago (Driver), 2012
AbbVie
  Jon Parrish
Group member: 2009 - 2011


Sigma Aldrich Fine Chemicals
  Olga Dykhno
Group member: 2008 - 2010

BS, UT-Austin (Bielawski), 2007
BASF
  Charlie Allen
Group member: 2005 - 2008


Undergraduate Students

  Sangyun (Yun) Kim
Group member: - 2016
Email: skim485@wisc.edu

  Natalie Lenz
Group member: 2014 - 2016
Email: nnlenz@wisc.edu
BS, UW Madison, 2016
  Aaron Mallek
Group member: 2014 - 2016
Email: amallek@wisc.edu
BS, UW Madison, 2016
Graduate Student, MIT (Buchwald)
  Zach Niemeyer
Group member: 2010 - 2013

BS, UW-Madison, 2013
Graduate Student, Utah (Sigman)
  Eric Wiensch
Group member: 2010 - 2013
Email: ewiensch@umich.edu
BS, UW-Madison, 2013
Graduate student, Michigan (Montgomery)
  Matt Walker
Group member: 2010 - 2012


  Sandra DePorter
Group member: 2007 - 2009

Ph.D., Colorado State (McNaughton), 2014
Postdoc, Stanford University (Cochran)
  Amanda Turek
Group member: 2006 - 2009
Email: turek@fas.harvard.edu
BS, UW-Madison, 2009
Graduate student, Harvard University (Jacobsen)
  Justin Woods
Group member: 2007 - 2008


  Ashley Jacobsen
Group member: 2005 -

BS, UW-Madison, 2008