Congratulations to undergraduates Dan Yang and Ethan Roe on being awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Grants! Additionally, congratulations to Anthony Tam on becoming a CLP Lambert Fellow!
Congratulations to Anna Bay for being one of this year’s Gelewitz Awardees!
Congratulations to Anthony Tam for becoming a Goldwater Scholar!
Postdoctoral Fellow Nao Tanaka joins the group. Welcome!
Congratulations to Hasan Munshi for winning the CLP Undergraduate Research Award!
Congratulations to graduate student Keegan Fitzpatrick for successfully defending his thesis! Best of luck at Takeda!
Graduate students Yunchan Nam and Cullen Schull join the group. Welcome!
Postdoctoral Fellow Qiupeng Peng joins the Scheidt lab. Welcome!
Postdoctoral Fellow Pengzhi Wang joins the Scheidt lab. Welcome!
Undergraduates Emmie Farnam, Andrew Katchmar, Hasan Munshi, and Anthony Tam join the lab! Welcome all!
Postdoctoral Fellow Seunghwan Byun joins the Scheidt lab. Welcome!
Congratulations to graduate student Eric Miller for successfully defending his thesis (as our second Zoom defense)! Best of luck at Abbvie!
Congratulations to Anna for receiving the 2020 Joseph Lambert Award for Excellence in Junior Graduate Research!
We are currently hiring for a Research Assistant Professor, read more about it on our current openings page.
Congratulations to undergraduate Charles Wang for receiving a Lambert Fellowship from the Center for Life Processes!
Mark’s work on the Mechanism and Origins of Selectivity in the Enantioselective oxa-Pictet-Spengler Reaction was published in Chemical Science! Congrats, Mark!
Josh’s work on the Radical coupling of β-ketoesters and amides promoted by Bronsted/Lewis acids was published in Green Synthesis and Catalysis!
Keegan’s work on the Development of Ferrocene-Based Planar Chiral Imidazopyridinium Salts for Catalysis was published in Organometallics! Congrats, and nice work!
MSTP student Austin Wang joins the group for a rotation. Welcome!
Postdoctoral Fellow Stephen Laws leaves for his new position at Vertex Pharmaceuticals! Congrats, Stephen!
Congratulations to Ada Kwong for receiving an NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship from the NCI!
Congrats to graduate student Mark Maskeri for successfully defending his thesis (and over Zoom)! Good luck at your postdoctoral position with Ken Houk at UCLA!
Alison’s work on High-throughput photocapture approach for reaction discovery was published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America! Congratulations, and nice work!
Congratulations to our third years (Keegan Fitzpatrick, Ada Kwong, Dalton Kim) for finishing up their third year organic seminars!
Congratulations to our second years (Meghan Orr, Anna Davies, Allison Devitt, Josh Zhu) for passing their qualifying exams!
Ada’s review on Non-‘classical’ MEKs was published in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters! Congrats, and nice work!
Congrats to Hannah Oelschlager who has been awarded the Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Grant!
Congratulations to Meghan Orr for receiving an NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship from the NIDA!
Anna and Keegan’s work on Combined Photoredox and Carbene Catalysis for the Synthesis of Ketones from Carboxylic Acids was published in Angewante Chemie International Edition. Congratulations, and nice work!
Congratulations to graduate student Alison Bayly for successfully defending her thesis! Good luck at Michael Best!
Mark and Malte’s work on A sequential Umpolung/Enzymatic Dynamic Kinetic Resolution Strategy for the Synthesis of γ-Lactones was published in Chemistry – A European Journal. Congrats, and nice work!
Kris and Matthew’s work on the Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of 3-Arylindazoles as Selective MEK4 Inhibitors was highlighted in a special collection on Cancer Research in ChemMedChem. Check out the TOC here.
Rick’s work on Targeted Covalent Inhibition of Telomerase was published in ACS Chemical Biology. Congrats, and nice work!
Congratulations to graduate student Rick Betori for successfully defending his thesis! Good luck at Corteva!
Eric’s work on A Concise, Enantioselective Approach for the Synthesis of Yohimbine Alkaloids was published in Journal of the American Chemical Society! Congratulations, and nice work!
Undergraduate Hannah Oelschlager joins the group. Welcome!
Graduate student Michael Rourke joins the group. Welcome!
Rick and Catie’s work on Combined Photoredox/Enzymatic C–H Benzylic Hydroxylations was highlighted on ChemViews. Check it out here.
Rick’s work on Reductive Arylation of Arylidene Malonates Using Photoredox Catalysis was published in ACS Catalysis. Congrats, and nice work!
Postdoctoral Fellow Grant Frost joins the Scheidt lab. Welcome!
Rick and Catie’s work on Combined Photoredox/Enzymatic C–H Benzylic Hydroxylations was published in Angewante Chemie International Edition! Congratulations, and nice work!
Allison Devitt was selected to receive a Chemistry of Life Processes Predoctoral Training Grant through Northwestern (NIH CBI)! Congratulations, Allison!
Incoming PhD student Michael Rourke joins the Scheidt Lab for a rotation. Welcome!
Undergraduate Andréa Poupard returns to the University College London to pursue her master’s studies. Best of Luck!
Undergraduate Charles Wang joins the group. Welcome!
Rich, Keegan, and Ashley’s paper on the Synthesis and Evaluation of Azolium-Based Halogen Bond Donors was published in Chemistry – A European Journal! Congratulations, and nice work!
Postdoctoral Fellow Yubai Zhou departs for his new position in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a research associate. Congrats, Yubai!
Congratulations to Catie May whose proposal has been awarded the Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Grant.
Postdoctoral Fellow Stephen Laws joins the Scheidt lab. Welcome!
We bid farewell to both Postdoctoral Fellow Ansoo Lee, who is departing for his new position at KAIST as a Research Associate, and Postdoctoral Fellow Rich Squiteri, who is departing for his new position at the University of Tampa as a Visiting Professor. Congrats to both!
Ansoo and Josh’s paper on Carbene‐Catalyzed Enantioselective Decarboxylative Annulations to Access Dihydrobenzoxazinones and Quinolones was published in Angewante Chemie International Edition! Congratulations, and nice work!
Kris and Matthew’s paper on Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of 3-Arylindazoles as Selective MEK4 Inhibitors was published in ChemMedChem! Congratulations, and nice work!
Rick and Ben’s paper on Reductive Annulations of Arylidene Malonates With Unsaturated Electrophiles Using Photoredox/Lewis Acid Cooperative Catalysis was published in Chemical Science! Congratulations, and nice work!
Visiting scholar Malte returns to the University of Münster in Germany for his PhD studies. Best of luck!
Undergraduate Calik joins the group. Welcome!
Congratulations to Eric for receiving the 2018 Joseph Lambert Award for Excellence in Junior Graduate Research!
Postdoctoral Fellow Adam Csakai departs for his new position at GSK as a discovery chemist. Congrats, Adam!
Karl Scheidt was named a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate, ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year. Congratulations to Karl and the lab!
Susana’s work on NHC-Catalyzed Formal [2+2] Annulations of Allenoates for the Synthesis of Substituted Oxetanes was recently published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry! Congratulations, and nice work!
Incoming PhD students Anna, Allison, and Josh officially join the group. Welcome!
Undergraduates Catie and Andréa join the group. Welcome!
Mark, Matthew, and Anna’s work on Cooperative Hydrogen Bond Donor/Brønsted Acid System for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Tetrahydropyrans was recently published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition! Congratulations, and nice work!
Ben’s work on Intermolecular Reductive Couplings of Arylidene Malonates via Lewis Acid/Photoredox Cooperative Catalysis was recently published in Organic Letters! Congratulations, and nice work, Ben!
Congratulations to Dalton for receiving an NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship from the NCI!
Ben and Keegan’s work on planar-chiral NHC-Cu(I) catalyzed asymmetric amidoboronate synthesis was recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society! Congratulations, and nice work!
Congratulations to Mark for being recognized as one of the 2018 AbbVie Scholars!
Visiting Pre-Doctoral Scholar Malte Schrader joins the Scheidt Lab. Welcome!
Ada Kwong was selected to receive a Chemistry of Life Processes Predoctoral Training Grant through Northwestern (NIH CBI)! Congratulations, Ada!
Postdoctoral Fellow Susana Lopez departs for her new position at Corteva. Congrats, Susana!
Rick Betori was selected to receive a predoctoral fellowship from the Chicago Cancer Baseball Charities through the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center! Congratulations, Rick!
Incoming PhD student Anna Davies joins the Scheidt Lab for a rotation. Welcome!
Incoming PhD student Allison Devitt joins the Scheidt Lab for a rotation. Welcome!
Congratulations to graduate student Ben McDonald for successfully defending his thesis! Good luck with your post-doc appointment with the Swager lab at MIT!
Incoming PhD student Josh Zhu joins the Scheidt Lab for a rotation. Welcome!
The Scheidt lab welcomes back MSTP student Meghan Orr to work on her PhD research!
A recent collaborative Nature Communications publication from the Scheidt lab about the anti-cancer cell motility agent KBU2046 was profiled in Newsweek magazine. Learn more about the compound–developed using Scheidt group methodologies–and the world-wide collaboration here.
Professor Scheidt was interviewed in Crain’s Chicago Business regarding the development of KBU2046. Read more here.
Congratulations to Alec Friswold whose proposal has been awarded a Weinberg College 2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Grant!
Congratulations to Javan Whitney-Warner whose proposal has been awarded a McCormick Undergraduate Summer Research Grant!
Ansoo and Rick’s work on catalytic, enantioselective cross-dehydrogenative coupling was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society! Congratulations!
Richard Squitieri joins the Scheidt lab as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome!
Brice and Kris’ work on conjugate additions of amines to maleimides via cooperative catalysis was published in Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis! Congratulations!
Brice’s work on calcium(II)-catalyzed enantioselective conjugate additions of amines was published in Chemical Science! Congratulations, Brice!
Katie and Ashley’s review on NHC-catalyzed γ-butyrolactone synthesis was published in Chemical Society Reviews. Great work!
Karl Scheidt is named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate; ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year. Congratulations to Karl and the lab!
Graduate students Keegan Fitzpatrick and Ada Kwong join the lab. Welcome!
Congratulations to graduate student Ben Schwamb for successfully defending his thesis!
Postdoctoral Fellow Adam Csakai joins the Scheidt lab. Welcome!
Incoming PhD student Ashley Ives joins the Scheidt Lab for a rotation. Welcome!
Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew O’Connor departs for his new position at AbbVie as a discovery chemist. Congrats, Matthew!
Katie’s work on lactonization of α-ketoesters via a cooperative ternary catalyst system was published in Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis! Congratulations, Katie!
Postdoctoral Fellow Katie Murauski departs for her new position at AbbVie as a discovery chemist. Congrats, Katie!
The Scheidt lab welcomes back MSTP student Dalton Kim to work on his PhD research!
MSTP student Meghan Orr joins the group for a rotation. Welcome!
Recent Scheidt lab infrastructure enhancements–facilitated by Louis and Rick together with the Office for Research Safety–were profiled by Northwestern Research News.
Congratulations to Greg Krzywicki whose proposal has been awarded a Weinberg College Summer Research Grant.
Best of luck to graduate student Todd Hovey, who has successfully defended his thesis and will be headed to AbbVie as a process chemist. Congrats, Todd!
Kris’ work on probing structural insights into MEK kinase isoform selectivity was just published in ACS Chemical Biology! More to come from this exciting area of research…Congrats Kris!
Rick’s and Eric’s work on the development of a biocatalytic route to enantioenriched β-Hydroxydioxinones has been published in Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis. Congrats, Rick and Eric!
Postdoctoral Fellow Brice Uno departs for his new position at AbbVie as a discovery chemist. Congrats, Brice!
Graduate students Rachel Dicken and Eric Miller join the group. Welcome!
Postdoctoral Fellow Susana Lopez joins Scheidt lab. Welcome!
Undergraduate Hayden Sharma’s career hits the ground running as his report of a N-heterocyclic carbene-mediated azaindole synthesis is accepted into Chem. Comm. Best of luck at Harvard, Hayden!
Congratulations to graduate student Michael Wang on the successful defense of his PhD. Best of luck at Dow Corning!
Karl Scheidt is admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry.
The ACS Divisions of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry grant fourth-year students students Ben McDonald and Kristine Deibler travel awards to attend the 2016 National Meeting in San Diego. Nice job to both!
Congratulations to graduate students Eric Lee and Bi-Shun Zeng on the successful defense of their PhD theses! Best of luck on your future endeavours. We’ll miss you!
Postdoctoral associate Matthew O’Connor joins the group. Welcome to the group Matt!
Graduate students Rick Betori, Mark Maskeri, Louis Redfern, Alison Bayly, and David Barsoum join the lab. Welcome all!
Karl Scheidt is named as a Highly Cited Researcher for 2015 by Thomson Reuters. Karl shares this distinction with 3000 researchers around the world who have authored the greatest amount of reports which are among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication. Congratulations to Karl and the lab!
CMIDD and the Woodruff lab’s collaborative application of in-silico techniques for the identification of small-molecule activin antagonists appears in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry as a featured cover article.
Graduate student Ben McDonald has received a NIH Predoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Ben!
Our application of chemical synthesis towards the development of new therapeutics for psychiatric disorders is featured in Northwestern News.
Michael, Daniel, and Ben’s work on a cooperative catalytic approach towards enantioselective β-protonation appears in JACS.
Our enantioselective total syntheses of alstonine and serpentine appear in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
Graduate student Christopher Price has received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Chris!
A comprehensive overview of our efforts in pyranone natural product synthesis appears in Accounts of Chemical Research.
Former postdoctoral fellow Anna Lee joins Myongji University as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Congratulations Anna!
Ben and Antoinette’s manuscript on the biomimetic synthesis of (—)-Isosilybin A appears in Organic Letters as an Editor’s Choice article. Nicely done! DOI here
Brice Uno joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Brice!
Our report on a cooperative N-heterocyclic carbene/palladium catalysis system appears in Chemical Science. DOI here
Todd, Chris, and Alex’s work on the NHC-mediated synthesis of 2-aryl indoles appears in Angewante Chemie International Edition. DOI here
Our manuscript on our NHC-mediated asymmetric synthesis of dihydroquinolones appears in The Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI here
Qing Fang Cheng, Professor at Huaihai Institute of Technology, will be conducting research with the Scheidt group for the next five months. Welcome Qing Fang!
Edward Hall joins Scheidt Research Group as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Eddie!
Samuel Schneck (WCAS ’16) is awarded a Chemistry of Life Processes Lambert Fellowship. Congratulations Manny!
Graduate student Kristine Deibler has received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Kristine!
Congratulations to Samuel Schneck whose proposal has been awarded a Northwestern University Summer 2014 Undergraduate Research Grant.
Former graduate student Daniel Cohen has been selected as one of two recipients for the departmental Award for Excellence in Graduate Research. Congratulations Daniel!
New graduate student Christopher Price joins the lab. Welcome Christopher!
Graduate student Eric Lee has been selected for appointment to the Chemistry of Life Processes Predoctoral Training Grant. Congratulations Eric!
Our manuscript on a dual Lewis base strategy for carbene-catalyzed annulations appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI here
Our manuscript on the enantioselective synthesis of the anticancer rotenoid deguelin appears in Chem. Sci. DOI here
Scheidt Research Group member Daniel Cohen has been named a finalist for the international Reaxys PhD Prize. Congratulations Daniel!
Scheidt Research Group undergrads Alexander Wong, Xinyi Marta Yu, Liam Conway-Pearson, and Alexandra Sipher were each awarded a Northwestern University Summer 2013 Undergraduate Research Grant. Many congratulations to Alexander, Marta, Liam and Alexandra!
Our manuscript on Zwitterionic MOFs appears in CrystEngComm. DOI here
Former post-doc Juli Gibbs-Davis has been selected as a Sloan research fellow. Congratulations Juli!
Anna Lee and Paul Siu join Scheidt Research Group as postdoctoral fellows. Welcome Anna and Paul!
New graduate students Kris Deibler, Ben McDonald, and Ben Schwamb join the lab. Welcome Ben, Kris, and Ben!
Karl Scheidt quoted in article for C&EN entitled “Chemists Approach Elusive Breslow Intermediate”. Read the article ->
Kun Liu starts in the lab as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome Kun!
Chris Check joins Scheidt Lab as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome Chris!
Ane Orue Danobeitia, graduate student from the University of the Basque Country Spain, will be spending twelve weeks performing research with the Scheidt Group. Welcome Ane!
Scheidt Group will be highlighted in the September 2012 issue of SYNFACTS, a monthly publication summarizing current research results in synthetic organic chemistry as they appear in primary literature. The article, titled “Catalytic Dynamic Kinetic Resolutions with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Asymmetric Synthesis of Highly Substituted β-Lactones”, orginally appeared in Angew. Chem Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 7309-7313. SYNFACTS DOI.
Brian Goess, Associate Professor at Furman University, will be spending the next few months doing research with the Scheidt Group. Welcome Brian!
Ashkaan Younai starts in the lab as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome Ash!
Former Post-Doc Chad Eichman joins Loyola University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Congratulations Chad!
Former graduate student Troy Reynolds starts work at Gilead as a Research Scientist. Congratulations Troy!
Karl Scheidt presents at The 19th International Conference on Organic Synthesis. ICOS19 was held in conjunction with the 24th Royal Australian Chemical Institute Organic Conference (RACIOC24) in Melbourne, Australia on July 1-6, 2012.
Congratulations to David Elmets and Christine Johnson, who have been selected by the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences to receive Summer URGs in support of their independent projects! Weinberg Undergraduate Research Grants (Summer URG) are made to Weinberg sophomores and juniors to cover research and living expenses for an eight-week summer period. David and Christine will be working on their projects in Scheidt Lab during the summer of 2012.
On Friday, June 8, the Lurie Cancer Center will host the 2012 H Foundation Basic Science Symposium: How Tumors Grow. The symposium, which attracts a broad audience of researchers and physicians from around the region and country, will discuss topics of relevance to tumor growth. More information here.
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) awards Karl Scheidt a JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan (Short-Term).
Congratulations to Charles Manzoni, who has been selected to receive a Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Grant (Summer URG) in support of his project: “Asymmetric Synthesis of the biologically active molecule Secologanin”. Charlie will spend eight weeks in Scheidt Lab during the summer of 2012 working on his project.
Karl Scheidt helps develop a drug that stops the spread of prostate cancer. Read the NewsCenter Story here.
Karl Scheidt to present “New Discoveries with Carbene Catalysis: Beyond the Benzoin and Stetter Reactions” to The Philadelphia Organic Chemists Club (POCC) on April 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM in Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Building, University of Pennsylvania. Abstract here
Former undergraduate Kolby White (now at MIT) has been awarded a 2012 NSF Predoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Kolby!
Former Post-Doc Dr. Julien Dugal-Tessier starts work at Agensys, Inc. Congratulations Julien!
Former Post-Doc Dr. Chris Thomas starts work at Sigma-Aldrich. Congratulations Chris!
Former Post-Doc Dr. Jon Brekan starts work at Elevance Renewable Technologies. Congratulations Jon!
Michael Wang, Eric Lee, Todd Hovey, and Bi-shun Zeng join the group as G1 students. Welcome first years!
Karl is named an AAAS Fellow. Congratulations Karl!
Dr. Ki Po Jang and Dr. Gerri Hutson start in the lab as post-doctoral fellows. Welcome Ki Po and Gerri!
Our review on NHC/Lewis Acid Cooperative Catalysis appears in Chem. Sci. DOI here
Our manuscript on controlling catenation in MOFs appears in Cryst. Growth Des. DOI here