The Group

Current Members


Kate BaddeleyKate Baddeley – Bio coming soon





IMG_0803Juliana Alexander – Bio coming soon






Graduate Students

Aoife CaseyAoife Casey – G3 – Aoife grew up in Dublin, Ireland and received her undergraduate degree in Medicinal Chemistry (B.A) from Trinity College Dublin in 2013. From there she moved to Queen’s University Belfast where she received a M.Sc. in Chemical Research in 2015 under the guidance of Dr. Matt Cook. Following the lab’s relocation to Bozeman in January 2016, Aoife enrolled as a graduate student at Montana State University. Her research is focused on the development of novel cascade sigmatropic rearrangements.

Sean Zabawa – G2 – Photo and Bio coming soon


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Lauren Dupuis – Bio coming soon






Emma Gann – Bio coming soon

Veronika Shchepetkina – Bio coming soon


Visiting and Rotating Students

Jacob Norman – G1 – Jacob obtained his undergraduate degree form the University of Southern Florida. Currently he is investigating palladium catalyzed decarboxylative rearrangements.

David Stephens G1 – Undergrauate degree form Texas State University, San Marcos. Currently he is investigating Lewis acid mediated cascade rearrangements.

Chris Frabitore G1 – Undergraduate degree form Furman University, SC. Currently he is investigating palladium catalyzed decarboxylative rearrangements.






Jun Chen – M.Sc. 2013 (QUB). Jun is currently a graduate student at the University of Victoria, Canada, working with Professor Jeremy Wulff.

Mark McLaughlin – Ph.D. 2014 (QUB). Following graduation, Mark conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute of Cancer research in London and the University of Oxford. In January 2018, Mark joined the faculty at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK as a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US).

Catherine McAdam – Ph.D. 2015 (QUB). Kate is currently a postdoc at Newcastle University with Professor Mike Waring.

Undergraduates (Year Graduated Group, Continued Education):

  • QUB:
  • Mark McLaughlin (2010, Ph.D. QUB [2014, Matt Cook]). Currently: Faculty member at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
  • Niall McCreanor (2011, Ph.D. Bristol [2015, John Bower]), Currently: Senior Scientist at AstraZeneca, Cambridge, UK.
  • James Flanagan (2011, Ph.D. Stanford [2016, Robert Weymouth]). Currently: Teacher at Brighton College, UK.
  • Adam Johnston (2012, Ph.D. Queen Mary, London [2016, Igor Larossa]).
  • Jolene Reid (2013, Ph.D. Cambridge [2017, Jonathan Goodman]). Currently: Postdoctoral researcher at University of Utah with Matt Sigman.
  • Richard Surgenor (2015, Grad Student Oxford [Martin Smith]).
  • Gordy Brown (2015, Grad Student NYU [Dirk Trauner]).
  • MSU:
  • Devin McGlamary (2017, Grad Student MSU [Nick Stadie]),
  • Scott Spring (2017, Grad Student Cornell [Brett Fors]).

REU Students (Year, University Attended): Emma Konkler (2016, Buena Vista University, IA), Talya Vaira (2017, Carroll College, MT).