No postdocs currently.
B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010
Derek is originally from San Francisco, California and received a BS degree in chemistry from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2010. His undergraduate research with Prof. Robert Ludwig focused on the study of H2 recycling by microorganisms. In the summer of 2008, he worked abroad at CarbogenAmcis, a company based in Switzerland, as a research associate producing drug intermediates. In January of 2011, Derek joined the Boydston Research Group at the University of Washington. Outside the lab, Derek enjoys being outdoors (weather permitting), playing soccer (schedule permitting), and eating out (budget permitting).
B.S., Colorado College, 2010
Mike hails from the great state of Colorado and received his BA in chemistry from Colorado College in 2009. His undergraduate research with Dr. Rongson Pongdee focused on natural product synthesis, specifically on pathways toward the construction of complex aromatic cores. After a stint as the chemistry department paraprofessional at CC, Mike moved to the Pacific Northwest and joined the Boydston Research Group in July 2010. In his free time, he enjoys outdoorsy activities, pub trivia, and writing short autobiographical paragraphs in the third person.
B.S., University of Hawaii, 2010
Kelli Ogawa is originally from Hawaii and received a BS degree in chemistry from the University of Hawaii in 2009. Her undergraduate research with Prof. Tius focused on ligand development for the catalytic Nazarov cyclization. Kelli is a recipient of the Chemistry department academic scholarship from the University of Hawaii. In July, 2010 Kelli joined the Boydston Research Group at the University of Washington. She was awarded the Ringold Fellowship from the University of Washington in 2010. Outside the lab, Kelli enjoys reading, baking, and swimming.
B.S., Pacific Lutheran University, 2010
Greg Peterson is originally from Tacoma, WA and received a BS degree in chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in 2010. His undergraduate research with Prof. Dean Waldow focused on preparing tetrablock copolymers via anionic polymerizations for use as compatibilizers in copolymer blends. While still at PLU, Greg received The American Institute of Chemists Foundation Outstanding Student of the Year in Chemistry award. In July, 2010 Greg joined the Boydston Research Group at the University of Washington. Outside the lab, Greg enjoys working on cars, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
B.S., Tianjin University of Science and Technology / Humboldt State University, 2011
Zeran Wang is originally from Tianjin, China and moved to the US in 2008. As an undergraduate, Zeran studied at the Tianjin University of Science and Technology and at Humboldt State University. Her undergraduate research with Prof. Robert Zoellner (HSU) focused on computational methods to study organic compounds. In September 2011, Zeran began graduate studies at the University of Oregon, and in March 2012 she transferred to the University of Washington where she and her fiancé are each in graduate programs. In May 2012 she joined the Boydston Research Group and is currently studying the mechanochemical behavior of charged polymers. Outside the lab, Zeran enjoys jogging, baking, and various outdoor activities.
Candice Cooper is originally from Paterson, WA and graduated from Prosser High School in 2009. Candice was previously appointed as an intern at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In June, 2011, Candice joined the Boydston Research Group at the University of Washington. She was awarded the CIBA Travel Award for Green Chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 2011. Outside the lab, Candice enjoys golf, cooking, and being outdoors.