November 2017

Pin Gao studied organic chemistry at Lanzhou University. He obtained his Ph.D. there in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Yong-Min Liang, studying transition metal-catalyzed cyclization of enynes. He then joined the School of Science at Xi’an Jiaotong University as an assistant professor. His research involves the development of catalytic methods to construct C-Si bonds. In September 2017, he joined the Brown group at Indiana University as a visiting scholar. His research focuses on transition metal-catalyzed construction of C-B bonds. He enjoys playing basketball in his spare time.

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.​​”

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May 2022

Larissa is a visiting scholar from Germany and has recently joined the Brown lab to gain knowledge in C-H functionalization and alkene hydroboration. She received her B.Sc and M.Sc in biomedical chemistry from the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and is now a Ph.D candidate in the Frey group. Profound in the field of polyether synthesis and characterization, she aspires to combine the fields of macromolecular and photochemistry to find promising ways for polymer modification. In her free time she enjoys reading, practicing Kendo and playing videogames.

“We all make choices, but, in the end, our choices make us.” – Andrew Ryan, BioShock