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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 2013, 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 synthetic 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 Prof. Justin Caram on the synthesis of cyanine dyes for improved fluorescence imaging, and with Prof. 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.

JOSHUA HOBBS

Josh was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2020 from the College of William and Mary. As an undergraduate student, Josh worked with Prof. Robert Hinkle to investigate the one-pot synthesis of naptho[2,1-c] chromene derivatives. He joined NC State University as a graduate student in August 2022, where he is working in the Lindsay Lab developing new synthetic methodologies. Outside the lab, Josh enjoys playing disc golf and riding his motorcycle.

MALCOLM HUGUENIN

Malcolm was raised in Wise, Virginia. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry in 2022 from the University of Virginia, where he worked with Prof. Michael Hilinski on the development of new methods for the synthesis of azepane derivatives. Malcolm joined NC State in August 2022, where he’s currently working in the Lindsay Lab on developing new synthetic organic methodologies. Outside of research, he enjoys working out, reading, and rock climbing.

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 Prof. 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.

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 Prof. 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.

DANH TRAN

Danh was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He received his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering in 2022 from HCMC University of Technology, where he worked with Prof. Nam Phan on the development of novel directing groups for C-H functionalization as well as the synthesis of fused-heterocycles using elemental sulfur. Danh joined NC State University in August 2023, where he is working in the Lindsay Lab developing new synthetic methodologies. Besides organic chemistry, Danh enjoys playing badminton, board games and Pokémon.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

KENYON DUNLAP

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Kenyon was born in Michigan and raised in Asheville, NC. He is currently a Junior at North Carolina State University and is working towards a B.S. in Chemistry. He plans to take a year or so after school and travel a bit before he decides if he wants to pursue graduate studies in Chemistry. He joined the Lindsay lab in August 2023 where he is working on the development of new synthetic methodologies. During his free time he likes to rock climb, go to the gym with friends, and learn to cook. 

AKHIL JAYANTY

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Akhil was born and raised in Cary, NC. He is currently a first year undergraduate at North Carolina State University and is pursuing a double major in chemistry and chemical engineering. He is currently working in the Lindsay lab on the development of new synthetic methodologies. In his free time, he enjoys playing the violin and playing chess.

ALLEN MACMILLAN

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Allen was born and raised in Cary, NC. He is currently a Junior at North Carolina State University and is attaining a B.S. in Chemistry and minor in Mathematics. After graduating he plans on applying to graduate school. He is currently working in the Lindsay lab on the development of new synthetic methodologies. In his spare time he enjoys rock climbing, working out, and playing ultimate frisbee

EDINA SHUB

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Edina was born in Greensboro, NC. She is currently a Junior at North Carolina State University and is working towards a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Biological Sciences. After she graduates, she hopes to continue studying chemistry and pursue a Ph.D. She joined the Lindsay lab in March 2023 where she is working on the development of new synthetic methodologies. When not in the lab, she enjoys being on the water with the rowing club and listening to music.

NATALIE ZACHMAN

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Natalie was born and raised in Pilot Mountain, NC. She is currently a senior at North Carolina State University working towards a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Food Science. After she graduates, she plans to enter the food industry in research and development. She is currently working in the Lindsay lab on the development of new synthetic methodologies. In her free time, she enjoys running, listening to music, and reading.

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)

- Anh Do (Summer 2022, Colorado College, NSF REU Program)

- Ifediora Nwakuche (Summer 2022, ACS SEED Student, Enloe High School)

- Myunggi Jung (Oct 2018 - May 2023, PhD in Chemistry)

- Kyle R. Penn (Oct 2018 - May 2023, PhD in Chemistry)

 

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INSTRUMENTS

LC-MS (Agilent)

Biotage Isoleras (x3)

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)

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)

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

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Get your spiro[3.3]heptane game on

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Christmas 2022 unintentional dress alikes

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Summer group outing 2022

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Congratulations, Dr. Jung!

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Great job, Edina!

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Joanna at NOBCChE 2023

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Congratulations, Dr. Penn!

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

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WIPOS 2022, Honolulu, HI

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Summer time in Dabney Hall

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Great job, Anh!!

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Congratulations, Maandvi!

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Great job, Ameer!

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Joanna at NOBCChE 2023

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Congratulations, Dr. Penn!

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