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Alex Schuppe

schuppeAlex Schuppe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. Alex will begin his independent career at Vanderbilt University in the Summer of 2022, focusing on methods development, transition-metal catalysis, and total synthesis. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he investigated the metal-free C–H hydroxylation of arenes in Prof. Dionicio Siegel’s laboratory. While conducting his doctoral work with Prof. Timothy Newhouse at Yale University, he synthesized several structurally distinct limonoid natural products, including andirolide N, xylogranatopyridine B, and granatumine A. As an Arnold O. Beckman Fellow in Prof. Stephen Buchwald’s laboratory at MIT, Alex primarily focused on the development of enantioselective carbon–carbon bond forming reactions enabled by copper hydride catalysis. Central to the research interests of the Schuppe research group is the desire to develop new carbon–carbon bond forming reactions to rapidly synthesize biologically active small molecules. We are particularly interested in designing innovative strategies to access molecules with potent anticancer and neurological activities.