Welcome to the Cook group website. We are a synthetic organic chemistry group based at Montana State University in beautiful Bozeman, MT. Our research interests lie in synthetic methodology, asymmetric synthesis, mechanistic elucidation, organometallic chemistry and total synthesis.
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Recent Group News
- $$$ – The Montana INBRE Network have funded a medicinal chemistry proposal to investigate and develop novel Alzheimer’s treatments – $$$ (2/7/22).
- $$$ – We have received a another substantial supercomputer allocation through NSF XSEDE (CHE-200121) to computationally investigate our auto-tandem catalysis reactions (16/15/21).
- NEW STUDENTS – Five new grad students officially join the lab. Welcome to Austin, Collin, Manu, Rory and Ryan (11/30/21).
- GOODBYE – Jamie and Veronika leave to start grad school at Illinois and NYU, respectively (6/30/21).
- PUBLICATION – Our Pd-auto tandem catalysis work is accepted in Organic Letters (DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c04078)
- $$$ – We have received a substantial supercomputer allocation through NSF XSEDE (CHE-200121) to computationally investigate our auto-tandem catalysis reactions (12/15/20).
- $$$ – The NIH have funded a collaborative medicinal chemistry proposal with Prof. Mark Quinn (MSU) to investigate and develop novel Alzheimer’s treatments.
- Aoife gives her 4th year talk. Great job! (9/4/20).
- PUBLICATION – Aoife’s collaborative paper with Prof. Rob Walker is accepted in J. Phys. Chem. B. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c06109)
- $$$ – Matt, Mike Mock and Valerie Copie have an NSF proposal funded for a new 400 MHz NMR and lots of accessories including triple resonance probes and InsightMR flow system (8/1/20).
- Veronika joins the lab full time as she takes a year out before starting grad school (1/17/20).
- Ksenia and Oliver officially join the group as graduate students (1/1/20).
- Rory and Hans have been awarded INBRE-USP scholarships. (10/14/19)
- Former REU student Reagan Dreiling has been selected to present at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 2019 REU Symposium in Washington, DC. (9/11/19)
- Veronika is awarded an INBRE-USP Scholarship. Congratulations! (10/8/18)
- $$$ – The group has been awarded a three year NSF grant (CHE-1800487) to further develop our decarboxylative allylation work – $$$ (7/6/18)