May 8, 2018
Professor Kendall Houk
On May 8, 2018, the Houk group hosted a virtual symposium on synthetic organic chemistry featuring talks by Sarah Reisman (Caltech) and Phil Baran (Scripps).  
 
The first quarterly American Chemical Society (ACS)-DOC virtual symposium, featuring two total-synthesis “stars”, was viewed “live” by students and postdocs in Young Hall 2033 conference room via YouTube. Professor Sarah Reisman, California Institute of Technology, gave a talk titled “Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire” and by, and Professor Phil Baran, the Scripps Research Institute, gave a talk titled “Studies in Natural Prodcut Total Synthesis”. 
 
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Professor Kendall Houk poses with symposium attendees in front of the projected video in Young Hall 2033.
 
Professor Sarah Reisman (Caltech) gave a talk titled “Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire”.
 
 Professor Phil Baran (Scripps) gave a talk titled “Studies in Natural Prodcut Total Synthesis”.
 
Photos courtesy of Prof. Kendall Houk.