Education and Professional Experience
8/01-7/03 Postdoctoral Researcher - University
of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA under the direction of Professor P. Wipf
8/96-8/01 Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI under the direction of Professor J. Montgomery
6/96-8/96 Summer Intern - Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company, Ann Arbor, MI under the direction of Dr. B. Roth
9/92-5/96 B.S. Chemistry with honors, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. Undergraduate research under the direction of Professor M. W. Logue.
Awards and Honors
2002 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Pittsburgh
1998 Norman LeBel Graduate Award - Wayne State University
1995 Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry from the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society - Michigan Technological University
“A New Entry to the Isogeissoschizoid Skeleton,” Fornicola,
R. S.; Kandasmay, S.; Montgomery, J. Org. Lett. 2002, 4, 615.
“Convenient Preparation of Amino Acid Derivatives with Two 13C Labels,” Fornicola, R. S.; Montgomery, J. Tetrahedron Lett. 1999, 40, 8337.
“A New Synthesis of a-Amino Acid Derivatives Employing Methyl Nitroacetate as a Versatile Glycine Template,” Fornicola, R. S.; Oblinger, E.; Montgomery, J. J. Org. Chem. 1998, 63, 3528.