Graduate Research Highlights

July 2017: Zainab Khoder

Zainab Khoder

Zainab Khoder, 4th-year PhD student in Prof. Chemler's group

Notable Recent Achievements

Research Highlight

"My research focuses on an alkene difunctionalization reaction using a copper(II) salt as an earth abundant and relatively less toxic metal catalyst. Using mild conditions, we were able to synthesize isoxazolidine rings in high yields and high diastereoselectivities.

I enjoy being a graduate student at UB where I am surrounded by intelligent and professional faculty. Being a member of the Chemler group gave me the opportunity to learn a lot and enhance my laboratory and research skills.

Outside the lab, I enjoy playing with my kids and spending time with my family."

Congratulations, Zainab!

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