People

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Principal Investigator

PROF. VINCENT LINDSAY

Vincent was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He received his Bachelor's degree (B.Sc.) at Université de Montréal in 2007 where he worked as an undergraduate student on the enantioselective Cu-catalyzed addition of diorganozinc reagents to nitroalkenes. With a newly found appetite for asymmetric catalysis, he decided to pursue his doctoral studies with Prof. André B. Charette (Université de Montréal) and received his Ph.D. in 2012, working on Rh-catalyzed asymmetric cyclopropanation reactions. In January 2013, he moved to Berkeley, California to work as a Postdoc with Prof. Richmond Sarpong (UC Berkeley) on modern synthetic strategies to synthesize alkaloids and other N-heterocycles. He began his independent career in July 2016 at NCSU, working on the development of novel catalytic methodologies.

POSTDOCS

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We are currently accepting postdoc applications. Please contact Prof. Lindsay for details.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

ZACK FERRIN

Zack was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2019 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). As an undergraduate student, he worked with Dr. Justin Caram on the synthesis of cyanine dyes for improved fluorescence imaging, and with Dr. Hosea Nelson on the development of new synthetic methods. After graduating, he worked for a year in industry at PolyPeptide Group (Torrance, CA), where he helped to manufacture a component of the COVID vaccine. Zack joined the Lindsay lab at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in July 2021, where he is working on the development of new synthetic methods. In his free time, he loves to snowboard and be outdoors

MYUNGGI JUNG

Myunggi was born and raised in Deagu, South Korea. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2012 from Yeungnam University (South Korea), and his M.S. in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2014 from Seoul National University (South Korea), where he worked with Prof. Hyeung-geun Park on the total synthesis of natural products and bioactive derivatives. From 2014 to 2018, he worked in drug discovery at Daewoong pharmaceutical company in South Korea. He joined NC State University in August 2018, where he is working in the Lindsay lab on the development of new synthetic organic methodologies. Outside the lab, Myunggi enjoys music and likes to go concerts.

JOANNA MUIR

Joanna was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry in 2020 from Florida Gulf Coast University. She worked under the mentorship of Dr. Gregory Boyce on efforts towards the synthesis of cyclopropenone-containing natural products. Joanna joined N.C. State University in June 2021, where she’s currently working in the Lindsay Lab on developing new synthetic methodologies. Outside of research, she enjoys working out, freewriting, music, and singing.

KYLE PENN

Kyle was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2018 from NC State University, where he worked in the Lindsay lab since February 2017 on the development on novel synthetic methods toward the efficient elaboration of bidentate ligands. During the summers, he worked at Alcami corporation in Wilmington, NC. He joined the Lindsay lab as a graduate student in October 2018, working on the development of selective halogenation methodologies and the design of new sustainable catalysts.

IVAN SPRAGUE

Ivan was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2012 from D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology. He worked with Prof. Anatoly Shestopalov, N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, developing new methods for the stereoselective multicomponent synthesis of polyfunctionalized azaheterocycles via azinium ylides. Ivan joined N.C. State University in August 2020, where he is working in the Lindsay lab on the development of new synthetic methodologies. Outside the lab, Ivan enjoys kayaking and watercolor painting.

BRANDON SULC

Brandon was born and raised in Washington, North Carolina. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As an undergraduate he worked with Dr. Thomas Coombs on optimizing synthetic routes to biosynthetic intermediates towards  phosphocholine. He joined North Carolina State University as a graduate student in August 2021 where he is now working in the Lindsay Lab on the development of new synthetic methodologies. Outside of the lab, Brandon enjoys snowboarding, surfing and playing chess.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

ANH DO

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Anh was born and raised in Dong Nai, Vietnam, and moved to Colorado in 2014. She is currently a senior working towards a B.A in chemistry at Colorado College. She is currently working in the Lindsay Lab via the NSF REU program. She is working on the synthesis and computational studies of different stable precursors of cyclopropanone derivatives. Outside of school, she enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and drawing.

IFEDIORA NWAKUCHE

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Ifediora was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. He is currently a senior at Enloe High School. This summer, he is conducting research in the Lindsay Lab as a part of the ACS Project SEED Program, working on the synthesis and applications of environmentally triggered cyclopropanone equivalents. In his free time, he enjoys reading, drawing, and working out.

MAANDVI SHAH

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Maandvi was born and raised in Cary, NC. She is currently a Junior at North Carolina State University and am aspiring to obtain a B.A. in Chemistry with a minor in Health, Medicine, and Human Values. After she graduates, she plans on applying to dental school. She is currently working in the Lindsay lab on the development of new synthetic methodologies. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, crafting, and listening to music.

Alumni

- Mirna Dave (Spring 2017, NCSU Undergraduate, double major in Biological Sciences/International studies)

- Héctor A. Muñoz Miró (Summer 2017, UPR-RP Undergraduate, NSF REU Program)

- Evan J. Anders (Oct 2016 - Jun 2018, MS in Chemistry)

- Gabriel I. Figueroa-Martínez (Summer 2018, UPR-RP Undergraduate, NSF REU Program)

- Kyle R. Penn (Jan 2017 - Aug 2018, NCSU Undergraduate, major in Chemistry)

- Manish K. Singh (Jul 2017 - Aug 2018, Postdoc)

- Rachel Williams (Aug 2017 - Aug 2018, NCSU Undergraduate, double major in Biochemistry/Chemical Eng.)

- Marshall A. Tomat (Oct 2016 - Dec 2018, MS in Chemistry)

- J. Drake Johnson (Aug 2017 - May 2019, NCSU Undergraduate, major in Chemistry)

- Nikolas R. Burton (Aug 2017 - May 2019, NCSU Undergraduate, major in Chemistry)

- Kaitlyn Flynn (Summer 2019, Miami University (Ohio), NSF REU Program)

- Jamin Flores (Summer 2019, ACS SEED Student, Wake STEM Early College High School)

- Jiancheng Zhu (Oct 2017 - Dec 2019, PhD in Chemistry)

- Weixia Deng (Oct 2017 - May 2020, MS in Chemistry)

- Garim You (Oct 2019 - Dec 2020, MS in Chemistry)

- Luke D. Call (Sept 2018 - May 2021, BS in Chemistry)

- Casey Thompson (Sept 2018 - May 2021, BS in Chemistry)

- Christopher M. Poteat (Oct 2016 - May 2021, PhD in Chemistry)

- Yujin Jang (Oct 2016 - May 2021, PhD in Chemistry)

- Roger Machín Rivera (Oct 2017 - May 2022, PhD in Chemistry)

- Emma Messina (Sept 2021 - May 2022, BS in Chemistry)

- Hayden Mann (Sept 2021 - May 2022, BS in Chemistry)

group Pictures

AROUND THE LAB

Chris's first reaction

Grad student life is too hard

Christmas Poutine

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Korean Faceoff

How about this?

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Congrats Drake!!!

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ACS 2019, San Diego, CA

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Myunggi Prelim Zoom Celebration, 2020

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ACS 2022, San Diego, CA

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Yujin in characterization mode

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Hanging out for lunch

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Congrats Dr. Rivera!

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Pimping up the EcoChyll

Weighing in

Yujin's Hairpen

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Congrats Kyle!!!

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And the winner is...

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Congrats Nik!!!

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Show off your bling!

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NC ACS local section meeting 2019

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Congrats Garim!

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A picture worth maximum 2200 words

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Congrats Dr. Jang!

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Flood cleaning? More like fun cleaning

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One last bubble tea

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Ivan and Fedi working hard

INSTRUMENTS

LC-MS (Agilent)

Solvent Purification System (6 solvents)

(JC Meyer Solvent Systems)

IR with ATR (Nicolet IS5 FT-IR, Thermoscientific)

Ultrasonic Bath 9.5L (Fisher Scientific)

Welch pumps 1402 (x5)

Typical Hood Setup (x5)

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HPLC (Agilent)

Biotage Isoleras (x2)

Single Station Glove Box (Vigor)

Melting Point (MP50, Mettler Toledo)

Analytical Balance (x2, ML204T, Mettler Toledo)

Rotavaps (x5, Buchi R-100)

 Hoods/Benches Overview

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Cryostat (EYELA, PSL-1820)