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September 2016 – Levi Stanley is presented the Award for Early Acheivement in Research from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ISU.

September 2016 – James Walker and collaborators publish their work on producing shikimate as a building block of high–value aromatics in ACS Synthetic Biology.

Septermber 2016 – Kirsten Johnson publishes her research in rhoidum–catalyzed enantioselective hydroacylation of trisubstituted olefins in Chemistry, A European Journal.

September 2016 – Grace Lutovsky and Joe Fisher join the Stanley group as undergraduate researchers.

August 2016 – Levi Stanley presents on Metal–Organic Frameworks for sustainable transition–metal catalysis and the XXV International Materials Research Congress in Cancun, Mexico.

August 2016 – Ryan Van Zeeland and collaborator Xinle Li publish an article on engineering the catalytic activity of MOF Pd(II)–bipyridine complexes in ACS Catalysis.

August 2016 – Avipsa Ghosh’s article on synthesis and progress toward the putative sructure of Yuremamine is published in The Journal of Organic Chemistry.

April 2016 – Kevin Vickerman is named a finalist for the Department of Chemistry’s Cotton Uphaus competition and presents his work on enantioselective hydroacylation of N-methyl-3-vinylindole-2-carboxaldehydes at the competition.

March 2016 – Avipsa Ghosh and James Walker’s article on hydroacylation and α–arylation as an enantioselective synthesis of heterocyclic ketones with α–chiral quaternary stereocenters is published in ACS Catalysis.

March 2016 – Kevin Vickerman, Ryan Van Zeeland, Anthony Gerten, and James Walker are awarded the Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Chemistry at ISU.

March 2016 – Avipsa Ghosh, Anthony Gerten, and Kirsten Johnson are awarded the ISU Research Excellence Award from the Department of Chemistry at ISU.

March 2016 – Kevin Vickerman receives The Sleight Graduate Fellowship award from the Department of Chemistry at ISU.

March 2016 – James Walker receives the Frank J. Moore and Thoreen Beth Moore Fellowship award from the Department of Chemistry at ISU.

February 2016 – Levi Stanley is recognized as a 2016 Cottrell Teacher–Scholar.

February 2016 – Avipsa Ghosh, Kirsten Johnson, Kevin Vickerman, and James Walker̵s highlight of recent advances in transition metal-catalyzed hydroacylation reactions is published in Organic Chemistry Frontiers.

January 2016 – Anthony Gerten publishes on enantioselective dearomative cycloadditions of indoles with azomethine ylides in Organic Chemistry Frontiers.

January 2016 – Joshua Evans, Ethan Rietz, David Moore, and Kristina Nugent join the Stanley group as undergraduate researchers.

December 2015 – Levi Stanley, Ryan Van Zeeland, and Anthony Gerten Travel to Honolulu, Hawaii to present research on catalysis in metal-organic frameworks and dearomative cycloadditions at Pacifichem 2015.

December 2015 – Sagarika Weerasekara graduates with a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry.

December 2015 – Kirsten Johnson and Adam Schmidt’s paper on enantioselective hydroacylation of ortho’allylbenzaldehydes is published in Organic Letters.

November 2015 – Brian Schumacher joins the Stanley group as a graduate student.

October 2015 – James Walker presents his research at the GMAP Research Symposium at ISU.

October 2015 – Kevin Vickerman, James Walker, and Sagarika Weerasekara present their research at the ACS Midwest Regional Meeting.

October 2015 – Levi Stanley presents a seminar on the group’s research on hydroacylation to synthesize heterocyclic compounds at Morgan State University.

August 2015 – Ryan Van Zeeland publishes on palladium–catalyzed conjugate additions of arylboronic acids to enones to generate quaternary carbon centers in aqueous media is published in ACS Catalysis.

August 2015 – Aaron Jacobsen and Zhongheng Wang join the Stanley group as undergraduate researchers.

June 2015 – James Walker presents NHC catalyzed hydroacylation at the 44th National Organic Symposium at the University of Maryland.

June 2015 – Ziangwei Du’s paper on tandem alkyne hydroacylation and oxo–Michael addion is published in Organic Letters.

April 2015 – Ryan Van Zeeland and James Walekr each receive the Frank J. Moore and Thoreen Betho Moore Fellowship awward from the Department of Chemistry at ISU.

April 2015 – Kevin Vickerman is awarded the ISU Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Chemistry at ISU.

April 2015 – Avipsa Ghosh is awarded the Henry Gilman Fellowship from the Department of Chemistry at ISU

April 2015 – James Walker presents NHC catalyzed hydroacylation at the GPSS Research Symposium.

January 2015 – Levi Stanley is recognized with a Thieme Chemistry Journals Award.

August 2014 – Levi Stanley presents the group’s studies in the area of alkene hydroacylation at a symposium to honor Professor John Hartwig’s 50th birthday at the 248th national ACS meeting in San Francisco.

August 2014 – Avipsa Ghosh presents her studies toward the synthesis of yuremamine at the 248th national ACS meeting in San Francisco.

July 2014 – Levi Stanley presents a poster and a short talk on the group’s studies in the area of alkene hydroacylation at the Stereochemistry Gordon Conference in Newport, Rhode Island.

July 2014 – Xiang-Wei Du presents a poster on his studies to develop methods for the enantioselective synthesis of polycyclic nitrogen heterocycles by Rh-catalyzed alkene hydroacylation at the Stereochemistry Gordon Conference in Newport, Rhode Island.

July 2014 – Avipsa Ghosh is awarded an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award to present at the 248th national ACS meeting in San Francisco.

July 2014 – Xiang-Wei Du and Avipsa Ghosh’s paper on enantioselective synthesis of polycyclic nitrogen heterocycles by Rh-catalyzed alkene hydroacylation is published in Organic Letters.

May 2014 – Taylor Sklenar and Tanner Metz join the group as undergraduate and graduate researchers, respectively.

May 2014 – Kevin Vickerman receives the Arthur P. Hellwig Memorial Award from Department of Chemistry at ISU.

May 2014 – Kirsten Johnson receives the ISU Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Chemistry at ISU.

May 2014 – Avipsa Ghosh and Kirsten Johnson receive Frank J. Moore and Thoreen Beth Moore Fellowships from the Department of Chemistry at ISU.

April 2014 – Avipsa Ghosh is named a finalist for the Department of Chemistry’s Cotton Uphaus competition and presents her work on enantioselective hydroacylation of N-vinylindole-2-carboxaldehydes at the competition.

March 2014 – Levi Stanley receives the NSF CAREER Award.

January 2014 – Avipsa Ghosh’s paper on enantioselective hydroacylation of N-vinylindole-2-carboxaldehydes is published in Chemical Communications.

November 2013 – Abhishek Kadam joins the group.

November 2013 – Levi Stanley presents a seminar on the group’s hydroacylation and prenylations studies at the Ripon College.

October 2013 – Anthony Gerten, Mike Slade, and Kelsie Pugh’s paper on catalytic enantioselective 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of nitrile imines with methyleneindolinones is published in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.

October 2013 – Levi Stanley presents a seminar on the group’s hydroacylation and prenylations studies at the University of Northern Iowa.

July 2013 – Levi Stanley presents a poster on the group’s studies in the area of alkene hydroacylation at OMCOS 17 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

June 2013 – Levi Stanley presents a poster on the group’s studies in the area of alkene hydroacylation at the Heterocycles Gordon Conference in Newport, Rhode Island.

May 2013 – Kevin Vickerman and Adam Schmidt join the group.

May 2013 – Kirsten Johnson and Ryan Van Zeeland’s paper on Pd-catalyzed synthesis of N-tert-prenylindoles is published in Organic Letters.

May 2013 – Kirsten Johnson receives the Frank J. Moore and Thoreen Beth Moore Fellowship from the Department of Chemistry at ISU.

November 2012 – Sagarika Weerasekara joins the group as a graduate student.

July 2012 – Dr. Xiang-Wei Du joins the group as a postdoctoral researcher.

June 2012 – James Walker joins the group as a graduate student.

May 2012 – Kasey Wolff joins the group as an undergraduate researcher.

February 2012 – Kelsie Pugh joins the group as an undergraduate reasearcher.

January 2012 – The Stanley group is officially established.

November 2011 – Avipsa Ghosh, Kirsten Johnson, Ryan Van Zeeland, and Anthony Gerten join the group as graduate students.