Levi M. Stanley

Levi was born in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1979. He grew up in Washburn, North Dakota and graduated from Washburn High School in 1997. He received his B.A. in chemistry from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD in 2001, where he worked with Professor Gary Earl and Professor Jetty Duffy-Matzner. In 2002, he began his graduate studies with Professor Mukund P. Sibi at North Dakota State University. There he developed enantioselective dipolar cycloaddition reactions and applications of chiral relay ligands and auxiliaries in enantioselective catalysis. He received his Ph.D. in 2007 and moved to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to begin an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship with Professor John F. Hartwig. At the U of I he developed a variety of enantioselective, iridium-catalyzed allylic substitution reactions. In 2011, he received an NIH Pathways to Independence Award (K99/R00) to develop new strategies to generate artificial metalloenzymes with Professor Huimin Zhao and Professor Hartwig. In January of 2012, he joined the Chemistry Department at Iowa State University as an Assistant Professor.

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