8/27/12 Dr. Mithun Raje secures a postdoctoral position with Prof. Takashi Tsukamoto at Johns Hopkins. Good luck!
8/21/12 Prof. Santos presents at the Young Investigator Symposium at the ACS conference in Philadelphia.
8/21/12 Joe Calderone gives a talk about his beta silylation protocol at the ACS conference in Philadelphia.
7/31/12 Congratulations to Dr. Jason Crumpton. He will start as an assistant professor of chemistry at Lynchburg College. Well done!
7/17/12 Joe's paper on aqueous silylation is highlighted in Synfacts (2012, 8, 781). Congrats Joe!
7/10/12 Mithun's paper describing selective sphingosine kinase 2 inhibitor SLR080811's role in lowering S1P level in mice is published in Biochemical Journal. Great Job!
7/7/12 The Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery is official! Click here for more info.
7/1/12 Dr. Mithun Raje started as a postdoc in the Carlier group while Dr. Brandon Thorpe assumed principal scientist role at SphynKx Therapeutics. Good luck to both of you!
6/1/12 Best of luck to Dr. David Bryson who joins Prof. David Liu as a postdoc fellow at Harvard University.
5/30/12 We welcome James Gumkowski as a Fralin Summer Undergrad Research Fellow. He comes to us from Muhlenberg College.
5/20/12 Analyn Carreon, a visiting scholar from the Philippines, has arrived!
4/30/12 Congratulations to Julie Ta for winning 1st place in the undergraduate research poster session.
4/23/12 The reagent developed in our lab, PDIPA diboron, is now in the "electronic Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (eROS)". The article is contributed by Brandon Thorpe.
January 16, 2012
Congratulations to Wenyu Zhang for winning the Keyser and Johnson Travel Scholarship!
January 10, 2012
Ken's paper describing the effect of alkyl chain on sphingosine kinase selectivity was recently accepted in Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. Great job Ken!
January 9, 2012
We welcome two first year students: Emily Morris and Joe Calderone. Emily joins us from Bridgewater College and Joe was an undergrad from our lab.
January 5, 2012
Dr. Santos was interviewed by ACS Chemical Biology about their recent paper. The recording will be part of their upcoming podcast.
December 20, 2011
Diamond on DNA? Jason's paper on 'clicking' diamondoids with DNA was just accepted in Chemical Communications. Congratulations!
December 15, 2011
November 7, 2011
Mithun's paper toward inhibiting sphingosine kinase 2 was recently accepted in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. Great job Mithun!
October 11, 2011
Davids work towards inhibiting protein-RNA interactions using branched peptides was recently published in ACS Chemical Biology. Well done David!
October 1, 2011
Ming and Brandon's sp2-sp3 diboron work was highlighted in SynFacts. Congrats Ming and Brandon!
April 14, 2011
Congratulations to two of our undergrad researcher-graduates, Joe Calderone & Leah Heist. Both won academic excellence awards. In addition, Joe received an Undergrad Research Award and won 1st place in the undergrad poster session. Leah won the James Lewis Howe Award!
April 14, 2011
Dr. Ming Gao's work on the structure and reactivity of sp2-sp3 diboron was published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry.
April 1, 2011
Jing and Mike's paper on deprotection of alkylpinacolates was published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry.
March 30, 2011
Jason and Wenyu's paper on sequencing branched peptide boronic acids was recently published in Analytical Chemistry. Congratulations!
Jan 2, 2011
The Santos lab welcomes three new first years: Amanda, Jessica and Molly.
Aug 30, 2010
Prof. Santos was appointed the "Blackwood Junior Faculty Fellow of Life Sciences" at Virginia Tech.
Aug 19, 2010
Mithun Raje and Webster will present their work at the ACS conference in Boston.
Aug 10, 2010
Congratulations to Brandon Thorpe! His paper was recently accepted in Chemical Communications.
May 13, 2010
Knott's paper was recently accepted in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. Congratulations Ken! His paper is selected as part of a special "chemical biology" themed issue.
May 5, 2010
Jing Sun successfully defended her Masters. Congratulations!
April 28, 2010
Congratulations to David Bryson and Jason Crumpton for successfully passing the ORP!
Congratulations to Michael Perfetti for winning the outstanding graduate teaching award.
April 1, 2010
Congratulations to Leah Heist for receiving the John B. and Susan Hopper Harvie Scholarship and the Walter B. Ellet Scholarship
December 15, 2009
Xi Guo, a first year student, joins the group! Welcome Xi!
December 9 , 2009
Michael Perfetti successfully defended his Thesis. Congratulations Mike!
August 25, 2009
Undergraduates, Joseph Calderone and Leah Heist, joined the group.
July 13 , 2009
Dr. Ming Gao's paper entitled "sp2−sp3 Hybridized Mixed Diboron: Synthesis, Characterization, and Copper-Catalyzed β-Boration of α,β-Unsaturated Conjugated Compounds" was recently published in Organic Letters. Great job Ming!
July 1 , 2009
David Bryson's paper entitled "Screening of a branched peptide library with HIV-1 TAR RNA" was recently published in Molecular Biosystems--Emerging Investigator Issue.
July 1 , 2009
Congratulations to Ryan Stephens for winning the Arthur G. Meakin Scholarship.
May 16, 2009
Congratulations to Wes Morris for winning the James Lewis Howe Award!
May 13, 2009
Leah Morgan Santos was born! Welcome!
April 29, 2009
Congratulations to Mithun Raje for passing the ORP!
March 18, 2009
Congratulations to David Bryson for passing the prelim exam!
March 17, 2009
Congratulations to Jason Crumpton for passing the prelim exam!
January 5, 2009
Wenyu Zhang and Brandon Thorpe join the group. Welcome!
August 25, 2008
Allison Pagano and Ryan Stephens join the group. Welcome!
May 4-7, 2008
Professor Santos attended the NIH Mentoring workshop in Dallas, TX
Undergraduate, Wes Morris, was awarded the Hypercube Scholar Award, Undergraduate Research Award and 2007-08 Chemistry Scholarship. Congratulations Wes!!!
January 12, 2008
Professor Santos was the invited speaker at Nagoya University's Global Center for Excellence.
January 7-11, 2008
Professor Santos presented and moderated a session during the Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences in Manila, Philippines
December 20, 2007
Welcome new first year students: Jing Sun, Jason Crumpton and David Bryson!
November 5 , 2007
Congratulations to Michael Perfetti for winning first place during the Dean's forum on Health and Nutrition .
July 9, 2007
Jing Sun joins our group in the summer.
May 17, 2007
Jason Crumpton joins our group in the summer.
May 6, 2007
Evan Julius joins our group in the summer.
May 4, 2007
Steven Thorpe and Wes Morris will be joining our group in the fall '07.
April 28, 2007
Prof. Santos is now a research faculty member at the Edward Via Virginia College of Ostheopathic Medicine
December 13, 2006
Michael Perfetti, Ken Knott and Mithun Raje join the group. Welcome to the group!
November 3, 2006
Daniel Shook, a third year undergraduate, joins the group.
April 25, 2006
Professor Santos will be attending the Bioorganic Chemistry Gordon Conference in Oxford University in the United Kingdom (July 31st-Aug 5th).
March 22, 2006
Professor Santos is moving to Virginia Tech on August 10.