Organic Chemistry Seminar: Professor John Jewett, The University of Arizona, Sapp Center Lecture Hall, 4:30pm (Host: Carolyn Bertozzi)
About the Seminar:
"Viral muses for chemistry"
Our work with dengue virus (DENV) has led to the (re)discovery of a class of diazonium-releasing compounds called triazabutadienes. The reactivity of this pH sensitive protecting group is inspired by the pH sensitive nature of dengue virus and the chemistry centers around the goal of capturing host-pathogen interactions for downstream identification. A large component of the program thus far has been focused on understanding the fundamental reactivity in increasingly complex environments.
About the Speaker:
John Jewett began his research career as an undergraduate in David Glueck’s lab at Dartmouth College. He went on to graduate school at the University of Chicago working on the total synthesis of natural products with Viresh Rawal. He continued his training as an American Chemical Society postdoctoral fellow with Carolyn Bertozzi at UC Berkeley. In 2011 he began his independent career at the University of Arizona.