Wolfe Group | Fall 2023

About Us

We are a Synthetic and Organometallic Research Group at the University of Michigan!

Current methods for synthesizing small biologically active molecules rely upon step-wise single atom manipulations that are often time consuming and costly. Our central aim in the Wolfe lab is to make small molecule synthesis more efficient through the use of palladium catalyzed reactions. The utilization of palladium catalysis allows for the construction of multiple bonds in a single step, delivering biologically significant molecules in a rapid and straightforward manner.

The Wolfe Group has a twitter! Follow us @Wolfe_Group for updates!

Lab News Feed

April 2021

  • Alma, Andrew, and Jessica join the lab!
  • All future news can be found on our twitter.

January 2021

  • Alma and Andrew begin a winter rotation with us.
  • Anaise and Mackenzie begin undergraduate research in our group!

December 2020

  • Matthew passes candidacy exam; congrats Matthew!

September 2020

  • Jessica begins a fall rotation with us.
  • Allison begins undergraduate research in our group!

May 2020

  • Matthew joins the lab!
  • Janelle defends her thesis. Congratulations, Janelle!

April 2020

  • Gabe passes candidacy exam; congrats Gabe!

January 2020

  • Derick and Evan’s paper appears in J. Chem.(link)
  • Alan and Matt begin a winter rotation.
  • Kyle begins undergraduate research.

September 2019

  • Ina and Matt begin a fall rotation.

August 2019

  • Chen joins the group as a visiting researcher from Nanjing University.

July 2019

  • Evan, Elsa, Derick, and Yusuke’s paper appears in Process Res. Dev.(link)

May 2019

  • Mike begins REU research.
  • Paige begins undergraduate research.
  • Gabe joins the lab!

April 2019

  • Derick, Elsa, and Evan’s paper appears in Lett.(link)
  • Nick, Jordan, Grace, and Ryan’s paper appears inTetrahedron (link)

January 2019

  • Gloria and Gabe begin a winter rotation.

November 2018

  • Elsa defends her thesis. Congratulations, Elsa!

October 2018

  • Janelle and Jenna’s paper appears in Org. Chem.(link)

September 2018

  • Field begins a fall rotation.
  • The Wolfe Group has a twitter!Follow us @Wolfe_Group.
  • Mason and Jim begin undergraduate research.
  • Elsa’s paper appears in Org. Chem.(link)

June 2018

  • Luke and Janelle’s paper appears in Lett.(link)

May 2018

  • Justin and Henry begin undergraduate research.
  • Dali and Chu begin REU research.

March 2018

  • Zac’s paper appears in(link)

September 2017

  • Michael begins a fall rotation.

August 2017

  • Derick and Maddie’s paper appears in Lett.(link)

July 2017

  • Luke defends his thesis. Congratulations, Luke! (link)
  • Jiaqi joins the group as a visiting researcher from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

June 2017

  • Luke and Jenny’s paper appears in Lett.(link)
  • Zac and Derick’s paper appears in Asian J. Org. Chem.(link)
  • Ashlee begins a summer rotation.
  • Jenna begins undergraduate research.

May 2017

  • Derick defends his thesis. Congratulations, Derick! (link)
  • Evan joins the lab!
  • Taylor begins undergraduate research.

April 2017

  • Jordan defends his thesis. Congratulations, Jordan! (link)
  • Derick’s paper appears in Eur. J.(link)

March 2017

  • Zac defends his thesis. Congratulations, Zac! (link)

February 2017

  • Jordan and Yifan’s paper appears in Org. Chem. (link)

January 2017

  • Evan begins a fall rotation.
  • September 2016
  • Emily begins a fall rotation.
  • Sean and Will begin undergraduate research.
  • Yusuke joins the group as a visiting researcher from Mie University.
  • Rohit joins the lab as a Master’s student.

August 2016

  • John’s paper appears in  Chem. Front. (link)

June 2016

  • Wesley begins a summer rotation.
  • Alejandro and Elizabeth begin SROP research.
  • Zac and Mattia’s paper appears in  Lett. (link)

May 2016

  • Janelle joins the lab!

April 2016

  • Zac and Kaia’s paper appears in  Eur. J.(link)

March 2016

  • Yifan joins the group as a visiting researcher from Jiao Tong University.

January 2016

  • Amie and Janelle begin winter rotations.
  • September 2015
    • Derick and John’s paper appears in  Am. Chem. Soc.(link)
    • Kenta joins the group as a visiting researcher from Mie University.
    • Siyuan begins a fall rotation.
    • Renata’s paper appears in  Org. Chem.(link)
    • Brett and Zac’s paper appears in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.(link)
  • July 2015
    • Luke’s paper appears in  Synth. Catal.(link)
  • May 2015
    • Kaia and Jenny begin undergraduate research!
    • Renata defends her thesis. Congratulations, Renata! (link)
    • Derick’s paper appears in  Lett.(link)
    • Renata’s paper appears in Tetrahedron Lett.(link)
  • April 2015
    • Brett defends his thesis. Congratulations, Brett! (link)
  • October 2014
    • Brett’s paper appears in  Sci.(link).
  • September 2014
    • Blane’s paper appears in  Lett.(link). Congratulations, Blane! Good Luck in your graduate studies at UNC Chapel Hill!
  • June 2014
    • Ryan’s paper appears in  Eur. J.(link)
    • Nick, Grace, and Ryan’s paper appears in  Lett.(link)
  • May 2014
    • Jeremiah’s paper appears in  Org. Chem.(link)
    • Elsa joins the lab!
  • April 2014
    • Nick defends his thesis. Congratulations, Nick! (link)
  • November 2013
    • Blane’s paper appears in  Lett.(link)
  • September 2013
    • Brett wins Vaughan Symposium Oral Presentation Award!
    • John joins the group as a postdoctoral researcher.
    • Nick’s paper appears in  Chem.(link)
  • June 2013
    • Renata’s paper appears in  Lett.(link)
  • May 2013
    • Derick, Jordan, and Luke join the lab! Grace begins summer undergraduate research!