We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Tarrant Summer Graduate Research Fellowship. The endowment honors Prof. Paul Tarrant, a member of our department from 1946 to 1981, and this award promotes outstanding research for graduate students working in the division of Organic Chemistry.
This year’s recipients are Amanda Franceschini Ghilardi, Shengkang Yin, and Jo-Chi Yu.
Amanda, who received her bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from The University of Campinas, is a member of Prof. Ronald K. Castellano’s research group and is working on the synthesis and structure-reactivity investigation of small molecules active against HER family overexpressing breast cancer cells.
Shengkang, who received his M.S. degree in chemistry from University of Alberta, is a member of Prof. Aaron Aponick’s research group and is working on the synthesis of axially chiral imidazoles and related imidazole-based catalysts development.
Jo-Chi, who received her M.S. degree in chemistry from National Taiwan University, is a member of Prof. Lisa McElwee-White’s research group and is working on the design and synthesis of organometallic ruthenium precursors for focused electron beam-induced deposition (FEBID) and focused ion beam-induced deposition (FIBID).