Recent Publications and News Items
We got a brand new supercritical fluid chromatography system! It has a mass spec as well (electrospray ionization) so we could get enantiomeric ratios on crude material. How cool! Hopefully this will speed up research!
Welcome to Juliana, our new post-doc! She completed her graduate work with Prof. Matt Cook at Queen's University in Belfast, then worked for Prof. Garret Moraski at the University of Montana in Bozeman. We're excited to have a new face in the lab!
Our grant application titled "Attaining Selectivity for the Inhibition of Bromodomains" was funded by the American Cancer Societies Institutional Research Grant program! The grant is for $30,000 and it will focus on research optimizing the synthesis, potency, and selectivity of a compound discovered in the Pomerantz lab. Keep up the good work, Angela!
Our lab was recogonized and will be a 2019 "Thieme Chemistry Journal Award" winner! According to their website (https://www.thieme.de/en/thieme-chemistry/thieme-chemistry-journals-award-107359.htm), "The Thieme Chemistry Journals Award is presented every year to up-and-coming researchers worldwide who are in the early stages of their independent academic career as assistant or junior professors." Way to go guys!
Congrats to Amy for her latest publication in Org Lett, bringing our total independent publications to 10! Check out her work on racemizing activated azides: Catalytic Racemization of Activated Organic Azides .
Ott, A. A.; Topczewski, J. J. Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 7253-7256.
Congratulations to Angela, for her contribution to a paper in J. Med. Chem. in collaboration with the Pomerantz and Harki groups here at UMN, as well as the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute!
Divakaran, A.; Talluri, S. K.; Ayoub, A. M.; Mishra, N.; Cui, H.; Widen, J. C.; Berndt, N.; Zhu, J.; Carlson, A. S.; Topczewski, J. J.; Schönbrunn, E.; Harki, D. A.; Pomerantz, W. C. K. J. Med. Chem., 2018, 61, 9316–9334.