Message from Chair Reginald Penner
I am delighted to announce that Dr. Sergey Pronin will join our faculty as an Assistant Professor on July 1, 2014! Sergey is an exceptional organic chemist with interests in complex natural product synthesis and methodology development. He is presently a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Ryan Shenvi at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. Sergey received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago working with Professor Sergey Kozmin. His research program at UCI will focus on the synthesis of medicinally relevant secondary metabolites and development of new synthetic methods. Many of the molecules Sergey targets in his program are anticipated to have anticancer activity and he looks forward to collaborations with our Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (http://www.cancer.uci.edu/). Sergey will be delighted to hear from any prospective graduate students with interests in organic synthesis (email@example.com). We look forward to welcoming Sergey and his wife Olesya to UCI in July!