Group News


June 22, 2016: The group wins a “best poster” award at the 16th French-American Chemical Society meeting.

June 20, 2016: Justin Omaque (B.S., 2016) starts an internship at Rigel Pharmaceuticals

May 2, 2016: Our first publication appears in J. Am. Chem. Soc.! (link)

March 15, 2016: Amir Keshavarz is awarded a 2016 CCB Summer Research Fellowship!


December 14, 2015: Steven’s paper featuring work from his time in Prof. Christopher Reed’s lab (UC Riverside) is now on  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.! (link)

March 15, 2015: Amir Keshavarz joins the lab.

January 1, 2015: The group is founded at UC Merced.
Group Summer 2016

discovering, developing, and understanding new bond constructions for catalytic small organic molecule synthesis 

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L to R: Steven Cummings, Amir Keshavarz, Xiao Cai, Laivong Thung, Daniel Panasenko, Gabrielle Warren, Alberto Navarro Brito, Thanh Le, Ben Stokes

Principal investigator: Ben Stokes (CV, email)

Postdoctoral fellow: Dr. Steven Cummings

Graduate students: Xiao Cai, Amir Keshavarz, Thanh-Ngoc Le

Undergraduates: Alberto Navarro Brito, Daniel Panasenko, Laivong Thung, Gabrielle Warren


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