Professor Jon D. Rainier

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Department of Chemistry
University of Utah
315 S. 1400 E. Rm 3216
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Office: (801) 581-4954
Fax: (801) 581-8433
rainier@chem.utah.edu


Education


B. S. Chemistry, March, 1985, University of California, Irvine, California
M.S. Chemistry, September, 1990, California State University, Long Beach, California
  Thesis Title: "A New Tartrate Derived Chiral Auxiliary"
  Thesis Advisor: Professor Kensaku Nakayama
Ph. D. Organic Chemistry, October, 1993, University of California, Riverside, California
  Dissertation Title: (Chapter 1) "Quinone Methides as Electrophilic Sinks: The Addition of Nucleophiles to and the Reductive Cyclization of Para-Quinone Methides and (Chapter 2) Efforts Toward the Synthesis of the C-Glycoside of Daunomycin and Studies of Tetracyclic Quinone Methides Related to the Anthracyclines."
  Dissertation Advisor: Professor Steven R. Angle
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1993-1996, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  Research Area: Synthetic efforts towards the bioactive indole terpenes Penitrem D and Emindole SA.
  Sponsor: Professor Amos B. Smith, III

Awards and Honors


2008 Boehringer Ingelheim Lecturer, Ottawa University
2001 Gencorp Foundation Technology Award for Excellence in Chemical Synthesis
2001 Novartis Lecturer, Yale University
2000-2004 National Science Foundation Career Award
1998-2002 National Institutes of Health (Institute of General Medical Sciences) First Award
1998 Research Corporation Research Innovation Award
1993-1995 National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1990 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of California, Riverside, CA
1992-1993 Graduate Dean's Dissertation Research Grant, University of California, Riverside, CA

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