Professor Jennifer Schomaker receives award

  • Mar 25, 2015
  • Babak Borhan

Professor Jennifer Schomaker has been awarded the College of Natural Science Alumni Association's 2015 Recent Alumni Award.  Dr. Schomaker was a graduate student in the Borhan labs from 2001 to 2006.  As a Ph.D. student, Jennifer set new standards of excellence.  Her graduate achievements include three total syntheses, the development of three important synthetic methodologies, winning Dow Chemical and ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowships, publishing eight papers, and being an inventor on two patents, all achieved while commuting six days a week from Mt. Pleasant and raising two small daughters!  After earning her Ph.D. from MSU, Dr. Schomaker accepted a post-doctoral position at Berkeley and from there her first independent position at the University of Wisconsin, where she has quickly become known as one of the country's top young investigators.   Professor Schomaker will formally receive her award on April 24th at the CNS Alumni Association's awards dinner.