Vy Dong

Vy Dong graduated magna cum laude from UC Irvine where she majored in chemistry and completed an honors project with Professor Larry Overman. During her time at UCI, Vy participated in the Campus Wide Honors Program. She also served as tutor in the Department of Chemistry and peer advisor for the School of Physical Sciences. After graduation, she joined David MacMillan's group at UC Berkeley, and then moved with his group to Caltech to complete her doctoral studies. Her Ph.D. thesis featured variants of the zwitterionic-Claisen rearrangement and a total synthesis of erythronolide B. As an NIH postdoctoral fellow, Vy pursued training in organometallic and supramolecular chemistry with Robert Bergman and Kenneth Raymond at Berkeley. She began her independent academic career at the University of Toronto, where she was promoted with tenure and named the Adrian Brook Professor. After six years in Canada, Vy returned to the United States to assume a professorship at her alma mater. Professor Dong's research team is interested in new reaction methods, enantioselective catalysis, and natural product synthesis.

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