New Faculty Member Presents Seminar on New Catalytic Asymmetric Activation Modes in Organic Synthesis
The Rose Mercadante Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar Series is pleased to present Dr. Joseph Badillo, our new faculty member who will present a seminar entitled “New Catalytic Asymmetric Activation Modes in Organic Synthesis”.
The seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5:45 – 7:00 PM in the Helen Lerner Amphitheater, Science and Technology Center, Seton Hall University. Refreshments are available at 5:30.
Joseph Badillo received his B.S. in Chemistry from California State University, Long Beach in 2008, where he worked with Professor Paul Buonora. He then earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 2014, working in the area of asymmetric catalysis with Professor Annaliese Franz. After which he undertook a postdoctoral research position with Professor David MacMillan at Princeton University. Joe's postdoctoral research was centered around the synthesis of natural products and the development of new photoredox reactions. Joe joined the faculty at Seton Hall University in the fall of 2017.
Research in the Badillo lab is centered around the development of new catalytic reaction platforms for organic synthesis. We are interested in the use of visible light to modulate the reactivity and selectivity of organic reactions. In addition, we will study systems which exploit the reactivity of cationic and anionic catalysts. Our lab is also interested in applying contemporary catalysis, such as photoredox catalysis, to the synthesis of biologically relevant small molecules and natural products. Through collaborations, we plan to investigate the biological activity of compounds synthesized in our lab.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers BS, MS and PhD degrees with specializations in all areas of chemistry. Our unique research environment, including traditional full-time students and part-time students is designed to foster collaborations with industry and colleagues in other disciplines. The Rose Mercadante Seminar Series is named for Rose Mercadante, the departmental secretary for over 40 years, in honor of our alumni, her "boys and girls".