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Jessica Garcia

IMAGE OF Jessica Garcia. Garcia is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Chemistry Department at UMass Lowell.
Jessica M. Garcia Associate Teaching Professor

Expertise

Organic Chemistry

Education

  • Ph D: Chemistry & Biochemistry, (2010), University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Total synthesis of two stereoisomers of cyclocinamide A
  • BS: Chemistry, (2004), University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

Selected Publications

  • Curzon, S.S., Garcia, J., Konopelski, J.P. (2015). Total synthesis of nominal cyclocinamide B and investigation into the identity of the cyclocinamides. Tetrahedron Letters, 56(23) 2991-2994.
  • Garcia, J., Curzon, S.S., Watts, K.R., Konopelski, J.P. (2012). Total Synthesis of Nominal (11S)- and (11R)-Cyclocinamide A. Organic Letters, 14(8) 2054-2057.
  • Prakash, G.S., Ismail, R., Garcia, J., Panja, C., Rasul, G., Mathew, T., Olah, G.A. (2011). α-Halogenation of carbonyl compounds: halotrimethylsilane–nitrate salt couple as an efficient halogenating reagent system. Tetrahedron Letters, 52(11) 1217-1221.

Selected Presentations

  • Incorporating green chemistry and sustainability into the undergraduate organic teaching labs - 256th American Chemical Society National Conference, August 2018 - Boston, MA
  • Synthesis of a naturally-occurring nitro compound by electrophilic aromatic substitution - 256th American Chemical Society National Conference, August 2018 - Boston, MA
  • Technology-guided discovery in the undergraduate organic lab - UMass Lowell Teaching and Learning Symposium, 2015 - Lowell, MA
  • Rigid amine-containing pyrrolidinones as CB1 antagonists: synthesis, investigation and evaluation - National Institute on Drug Abuse Diversity Workshop, 2012 - Bethesda, MA
  • Rigid amine-containing pyrrolidinones as CB1 antagonists - 243rd American Chemical Society National Conference, March 2012 - San Diego, CA
  • Progress toward the total syntheses of cyclocinamides A and B - 237th American Chemical Society National Conference, March 2009 - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Progress toward the total synthesis of cyclocinamide A - Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science National Conference, October 2008 - Salt Lake City, UT