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Michael McLeod

Postdoctoral Researcher, CMLD
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Structural Biology Center, room #2071


Dr. Michael McLeod was born in Reading, UK in 1983. He received a first class MSci degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham, UK. Remaining at the same institution, Michael obtained a PhD under the supervision of Professor Barry Lygo. His postgraduate research included the development of methodology to allow highly enantioselective Michael additions of glycine imines and its application to the total synthesis of biologically active alkaloids. He then took up a postdoctoral position with Professor Margaret Brimble at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he completed an asymmetric total synthesis of the natural product berkelic acid. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher with Professor Jeffrey Aubé at the University of Kansas, US, where his research involves the preparation of natural product-inspired libraries for biological screening​.

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