Kathryn Chepiga | International Student Research Exchange


In May 2014 Kathryn travelled from the Davies Lab at Emory University, Atlanta, USA, part of the CCHF to work in the Itami Lab at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, part of the ITbM.

Kathryn spent four months working in partnership with Atsushi Yamaguchi, and during this time they were able to complete the total synthesis of two members of the dictyodendrin family of natural product. This streamlined approach employed three sequential C–H functionalization reactions to rapidly construct the substituted pyrrole core of the natural products.

Read more about Kathryns experience at her testimonial.