Recent Forays in Methods Development and Complex Molecule Synthesis

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday March 8, 2018
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Location: Room G011, Cherry Emerson Lecture Hall, Molecular Science and Engineering Building, 901 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Phone: 404-894-1180
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    Free food

Summary Sentence: 2018 Cherry Emerson Lecture, by Neil Garg, University of California, Los Angeles

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2018 Cherry Emerson Lecture, by Neil Garg, University of California, Los Angeles

Neil Garg will describe his laboratory’s recent efforts to synthesize heterocycles and natural products. He will discuss methodologies that rely on non-precious-metal catalysis to cleave amide carbon-nitrogen bonds.


About the Speaker
Neil K. Garg is a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 

He received a B.S. in Chemistry from New York University where he did undergraduate research with Marc Walters. During his undergraduate years, he spent several months in Strasbourg, France, conducting research with Mir Wais Hosseini at Université Louis Pasteur as a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Fellow.

Garg obtained his Ph.D. in 2005 from the California Institute of Technology under the direction of Brian Stoltz. He then joined Larry Overman's research laboratory at the University of California, Irvine as a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Scholar.

In 2007, Garg joined the faculty at UCLA.

About the Cherry Emerson Lecture Series
Speakers in this series are selected and hosted by graduate students in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The lectures are funded from an endowment provided by Cherry Logan Emerson Jr. His grandfather, William Henry Emerson, was a faculty member when Georgia Tech was founded in 1888 and served as head of the department of chemistry. His father, Cherry L. Emerson Sr., was a Georgia Tech alumnus and was dean of the College of Engineering.

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School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Sciences

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Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students
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