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Catharine H. Larsen
Assistant Professor
University of California, Riverside
Phone: (951) 827-4964
Email: catharine.larsen at ucr.edu
Office: Chemical Sciences 430
Mailing Address
Department of Chemistry
501 W. Big Springs Rd.
Riverside, CA 92521

Professional History

Postdoctoral Associate for Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Organometallic reaction development for the Pd- and Cu-catalyzed synthesis of key pharmacophores

Graduate Research Fellow for Prof. David W. C. MacMillan
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Thesis Title:
“Investigating Imidazolidinone Catalysts: Enantioselective Organocatalytic Diels–Alder Reactions, Conjugate Additions to Access Non-Natural -Amino Acids, and Bimodal Catalyst Activation for the Development of Organo-Cascade Reactions”

Undergraduate Research Fellow for Prof. Keith A. Woerpel
University of California, Irvine
Thesis Title: “The Inside Attack Model for the Stereoselectivity of Nucleophilic Additions to Five-Membered Ring Oxocarbeniums”