ACS Woman Chemists Merck Research Award

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Graduate student Emma Baker (Garg group) is one of eight women selected to receive the ACS Women Chemists Committee’s inaugural Merck Research Award.

The American Chemistry Society (ACS) Women Chemists Committee’s Merck Research award, sponsored by Merck & Co., recognizes exceptional third- and fourth-year female graduate students.  As part of this award, Baker will attend the 2016 fall ACS national meeting in Philadelphia and present her research at a WCC/Merck symposium. 

Baker’s research in Prof. Neil Garg’s group focuses on the activation of amide C–N bonds utilizing nickel catalysis. Other honors that she has received are a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, an Excellence in Second Year Academics and Research Award, a Graduate Dean’s Scholar Award and a Christopher S. Foote Fellowship.

The winners were announced in the July 4, 2016 issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).

To learn more about the Garg group’s research, visit their website.