Latest Publication by PhD student Lauren Bejcek (Prof. Murelli Lab)

Congrats to PhD Student Lauren Bejcek of the Murelli lab (Brooklyn College) on her first author research publication, “Maltol- and allomaltol-derived oxidopyrylium ylides: Methyl substitution pattern kinetically influences [5 + 3] dimerization versus [5 + 2] cycloaddition reactions”, recently accepted in Journal of Organic Chemistry.

This work was a collaborative effort across multiple CUNY research labs including co-corresponding author Prof. Edyta Greer (Baruch College), Prof. Alec Greer (Brooklyn College) and Prof. William Hersh (Queens College).

Other co-authors include former postdoctoral associate Aswin Garimalla and Brooklyn College undergraduate Duygu Suyabatmaz.

See the accepted manuscript here:


Latest Publication from our Alumnus Dr. Nadeesha K. Wijerathne

Congrats to our recent graduate Dr. Nadeesha K. Wijerathne for a first-author paper.
Dr. Wijerathne from Ulijn Group at Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY, reports about the use of biocatalytic co-assembly of nanofibrous Fmoc-TL-NH2 (Fmoc-protected dipeptide) with porphyrin derivative (TCCP) to produce a hydrogel capable of energy transfer.
Read more in Chemistry – A European Journal: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/chem.201902819