Dean Tantillo, principal investigator

current project(s): weird, wild stuff

"joined" the group: July, 2003


Young Hong, Assistant Project Scientist (previously: PhD 2008, postdoc)

current project(s): terpene biosynthesis, Au catalysis

joined the group: September, 2005 (grad); June, 2009 (postdoc); July 2011 (Assistant Project Scientist)

dissertation title: Mechanistic Studies on Carbocation Cascades in the Biosynthesis of Terpene Natural Products

Christina McCully, graduate student

current project(s): sigmatropic shifts and other rearrangements

joined the group: January, 2015




Carla Saunders, graduate student

current project(s): NMR computations, rearrangement mechanisms

joined the group: September, 2016




Innes Tsui, graduate student

current project(s): bifurcations, fragmentations, theozymes

joined the group: January, 2017




Tiffy Zhang, graduate student (joint with Siegel)

current project(s): terpene synthases, bifurcations

joined the group: January, 2017




Croix Laconsay, graduate student

current project(s): carbenes, tunneling, bifurcations, fragmentations

joined the group: January, 2018




Amy Bellinghiere, graduate student

current project(s): NMR prediction

joined the group: June, 2018




Chris Hamann, visiting scientist (from Albright College)

in the group: January, 2008 to July, 2008; June 2009 to July, 2009; July 2010, July 2011, etc., etc., etc.

project(s): macrocycle conformations




Hsiao-Han (Grace) Chuang, visiting graduate student (from Academia Sinica Taipei)

current project(s): post-transition state bifurcations

joined the group: May, 2018





Shu-sen (Frederic) Chen, visiting graduate student (from University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei)

current project(s): cation radical rearrangements

joined the group: September, 2018




Mengna (Nana) Bai, visiting graduate student (from Chongqing University)

current project(s): carbocation rearrangements

joined the group: October, 2018





Paul Wendelboe, postbac, (previously undergrad)

current project(s): pericyclic reactions, main group inversion, googling

joined the group: June, 2014





Alex Staat, undergrad

current project(s): structures of oleuropein tautomers, 31P NMR shifts

joined the group: June, 2017




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