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Jimmie Weaver, Ph.D.


optogenetic-signaling triggers, biosensors,optical isomerization

Degree: PhD, Chemistry
Broad Expertise/Interests:
  • Organic synthesis
  • Catalysis
  • Photochemistry,
  • Photoconjugation.
Seeking Collaborators with Skill Sets:
  • Chemical problems
Research Interests: The study of chemical signaling processes within the brain, is complex and requires the development of chemical sensors and delivery devices which can be controlled optically. Careful design of such devices can provide access to insight into neurological processes.
Funding in the Last Three Years:

NIH R01, NSF MRI, NSF CAREER, American Chemical Society DNI, American Chemical Society Herman Frasch Foundation, and OCAST-Health

Publication Highlights:

Kamaljeet Singh, Christopher J. Fennell, Evangelos A. Coutsias, Reza Latifi, Steve Hartson, Jimmie D. Weaver* Light Harvesting for Rapid and Selective Reactions: Click Chemistry with Strain-Loadable Alkenes Chem, 2017, 4, 124.

Jon I. Day, Kamaljeet Singh, Winston Trinh, and Jimmie D. Weaver, III, "Visible light mediated generation of trans-arylcyclohexenes and their utilization in the synthesis of cyclic bridged ethers" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 9934.

Kamaljeet Singh, Winston Trinh and Jimmie D. Weaver, III, "An elusive thermal [2 + 2] cycloaddition driven by visible light photocatalysis: tapping into strain to access C2-symmetric tricyclic rings" Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, Advance Article DOI: 110.1039/C8OB01273C