Interview with Alexander J. Grenning

This Young Career Focus presents Alexander J. Grenning (University of Florida, USA).

SYNFORM presents an interview with Alexander J. Grenning (University of Florida, USA). Alex Grenning is from the northern suburbs of Chicago (USA). He received his B.A. degree from Lake Forest College (USA) under the research supervision of Dr. William B. Martin in 2007. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2012 from the University of Kansas (USA) under the guidance of Professor Jon A. Tunge where he developed various decarboxylative and deacylative allylation reactions. In 2012, he moved to Boston University (USA) to work with Professor John A. Porco on complex molecule synthesis, most notably the development of new routes to polyprenylated acylphloroglucinol (PPAP) natural products and analogues. Alex’s independent career began in the summer of 2014 when he joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida in Gainesville (USA).

His broad research goal is to simplify complex molecule synthesis through the invention of novel chemical methodologies and strategies and to discover natural product based chemotherapeutics.

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