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November 2017

Renyu grew up in Chengdu, China. He did his undergraduate studies at Nankai University, during which he finished his bachelor thesis with Prof. David Sarlah at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, working on a total synthesis. After obtaining his B.S. in 2016, he spent a year with Prof. Zhen Yang at Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School for further organic synthesis training. In 2017, driven by deep interest in organic synthesis, Renyu joined the Brown Group and is working on cyclobutane-containing natural product synthesis. In his spare time, he likes sleeping, playing computer games and traveling.

 

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January 2020

Yanyao is from Chongqing, the “Mountain City” in China. He obtained his B.S. at Nankai University where he did research on organic synthesis methodology with Prof. Mengchun Ye. Then he came to the US and finished his Master study at Rutgers University in 2019. In the Brown lab, he is working on the nickel catalyzed difunctionalization of alkenes. In his spare time, he likes to play games with friends or reading books.

“Man errs as long as he strives.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe