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Laali Group - News and Events in 2018-2019

  • Luisa Fernanda joined the group as a Master student intern
  • Rodrigo Abonia (Del Valle University, Colombia) did a research visit as part of our ongoing collaboration
  • Angela Zwarycz received a research grant from UNF Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Angela Zwarycz received the COAS Summer 2018 Research Fellowship
  • Sarah Waters-Nix joined the group as a Post-Bac
  • Alberta Pengo joined the group
  • Sebastian Correa-Smits received a TLO grant
  • Commemorative issue in ARKIVOC was completed: http://www.arkat-usa.org/arkivoc-journal/browse-arkivoc/2018/2/
  • Our proposal, which was one of finalists for a UNF Foundation Board 2018 Initiative grant, was awarded
  • We purchased a Monowave Reactor
  • KL was granted a Fall 2018 sabbatical
  • Initiated collaboration with researchers at UAB-Medical school
  • Signed an agreement with TCI to commercialize one of our compounds
  • Luisa Fernanda returned to Colombia but will re-join the group in October for another semester as Research Intern.
  • Rodrigo Abonia will be in the Laali group for four months in spring semester while on Sabbatical from Del Valle University, Colombia
  • Sarah Nix left the group for a position in the local industry
  • Dawn Raja Somo and Nicholas Beck signed up for Chemical Research Course and joined the group starting in summer 2018
  • Our provisional patent filled in 2017 is under review as a regular US patent
  • Angela Zwarycz is applying to pharmacy graduate programs for Fall 2019
  • Luisa returned for a second internship during Fall 2018, she then returned to Colombia to complete her master's thesis
  • Angela graduated in December 2018 and accepted an offer from UF Pharmacy Graduate program to begin in August 2019
  • Alberta Pengo graduate in Dec 2018
  • Yanni Moraites joined the group
  • Dawn is applying to graduate programs in chemistry to begin in fall 2019
  • KL received a Dean's Leadership Council Award
  • Rodrigo Abonia is spending a sabbatical in our group
  • Dawn was accepted at FAU Chemistry Graduate Program with a TA-ship. She is staying on in my lab for the summer to continue working on her project and get more experience in preparation for graduate school.
  • Dawn was voted by chemistry faculty as the department’s outstanding chemistry graduate in AY 2018/2019
  • Nicholas Beck was accepted at FSU Chemistry Graduate Program with a TA-ship. He is staying on in my lab for the summer to continue working on his project and get more experience in preparation for graduate school
  • Dr. Abonia returned to Colombia and will continue the work from there
  • Yuki Agemura, Master student from Mie-University/Japan, joined the group for a six months research internship

Publications updates 2018/2019

  • Full paper in Journal of Fluorine Chemistry - 2018
  • Full paper in ChemMedChem 2018 - made the front cover
  • Communication in European Journal of Organic Chemistry - 2018
  • Full paper in special issue of Topics in Catalysis dedicated to George Olah in Memoriam - 2018
  • Second edition of Organic Chemistry II Laboratory Manual (Kendall-Hunt) - 2018
  • Communication in European Journal of Organic Chemistry - 2019
  • Full paper in Heteroatom Chemistry - 2019
  • Book Chapter in Green Chemistry - 2018
  • Book Chapter in Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry - 2019
  • Full paper in Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry - 2019
  • Full paper in ChemMedChem - 2019
  • Full paper in Dalton Trans - 2019
  • Second Communication in European Journal of Organic Chemistry - 2019
  • Two Tetrahedron Letters Papers - 2019