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Annaliese K. Franz
Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry
314 Chemistry
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Email: akfranz[a]
Phone: (530) 752-9820

Appointed to faculty, July 2007
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
B.S., Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Awards and Professional Highlights

Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate and Professional Teaching, UC Davis, 2018
Faculty Director, Undergraduate Research Center, 2017-2019
ADVANCE Scholar Award, 2016
Mentoring at Critical Transitions Fellowship Award, 2015-2016
Outstanding Mentor Award, Consortium for Women & Research, 2013
Faculty Development Award for Mentoring and Outreach, 2012
ACS WCC Rising Star Award, 2012
Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, 2010
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2009
3M Non-tenured Faculty Award, 2009-2012

Graduate Groups and Academic Affiliations

Chemistry Graduate Group
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB) Graduate Group
Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry Graduate Group
Energy Graduate Group, Founding Member
Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology (DEB) Program
California Center for Algae Biotechnology (Cal-CAB)

Graduate Students

Adilene Bernal Sánchez
B.A. Sonoma State, 2019
Email: abernalsanchez[a]

McNair Scholar, 2018-2019

Ady's research specialization:
Organosilicon, Synthetic Methodology, Organic Synthesis, Desymmetrization

Yun-Pu Chang
B.S. National Taiwan Normal University, 2013
M.S. National Taiwan Normal University, 2015
Email: ypchang[a]
Yun-Pu's research specialization:
Quantification of halogen-bonding interaction, Catalysis, Chemical kinetics, Organic synthesis

Angel Cobo
B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
Email: acobos[a]

ORISE Fellowship Program, 2015-2016
Tech Transfer Intern at InnovationAccess, Spring 2020

Angel's research specialization:
Synthetic methodology, Lewis acid catalysis, Silyl-nucleophile annulations, Vinyl silane transformations

David Coppage
B.S. University of California Santa Cruz, 2016
Email: dacoppage[a]

Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (Prep) Scholar, 2016-2017
Joseph F. Bunnett Undergraduate Research Award, 2016
Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Fellow, 2014-2016

David's research specialization:
Sponge derived marine natural product isolation, characterization, and semisynthetic derivatization

Jake Dalton
B.S. University of Idaho, 2016
Email: jjdalton[a]

Jacob's research specialization:
Stereogenic silicon, Desymmetrization, Methodology, Synthesis

Linnea Dolph
B.A. Grinnell College, 2017
Email: lsdolph[a]

Linnea's research specialization:
Target-oriented synthesis, Medicinal chemistry, Organosilicon molecules, Organic synthesis

Jake Jagannathan
B.S. Creighton University, 2016
Email: jrjagan[a]

Chemistry Department Travel Award, 2018
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards, 2017
American Institute of Chemists Student Awardee, 2016
Baumann Scholar, 2015-2016

Jake's research specialization:
My research entails the design and development of chiral silicon molecules for mechanistic analysis, novel ligands or silicon-based materials.

Kayla Rude
B.S. Carroll University, 2015
Email: kmrude[a]

ACS Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry, 2014
Carroll University Pioneer Scholars Research Grant, 2014

Kayla's research specialization:
My research focuses on the cultivation of microalgae on anaerobic digestate wastewater with the goals of (1) producing lipids for biofuels and (2) wastewater remediation.

Cody Yothers
B.A. Albion College, 2013
Email: cwyothers[a]

Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology Training Grant, 2017-2018
NIH-NIGMS T32 Training Grant, 2016-2017
Corson/Dow Graduate Fellowship, 2016
Borge Fellowship, 2015-2016


Undergraduate Students

Sarai Jamie
ACS Chemistry Major, Class of 2022
Minor in Biological Sciences
Email: sjamie[a]


Sarai's research:
Synthesis of chiral silicon molecules, Desymmetrization

Serena Kutney
Chemical Engineering Major, Class of 2021
Email: snkutney[a]

Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship, 2020

Serena's research:
I am developing methods to decrease the cost of biofuels by increasing the biomass and lipid growth of microalgae grown on wastewater.

Mira Milic
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Major, Class of 2021
Email: mmilic[a]

Francesca Miller Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2020
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), 2020
Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship, 2019-2020
Best Presentation at the Richard Larock Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2019
ACS Travel Award, 2019
Undergraduate Research Center Travel Award, 2019

Mira's research:
Stereogenic silicon, Desymmetrization, Organocatalysis, Synthetic methodology, Mechanistic analysis.

Teresa Tang
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Major, Class of 2020
Email: yctta[a]

Undergraduate Research Center Travel Award, 2019
Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship, 2018-2019

Teresa's research:
My research focuses on quantifying halogen bonding with spectroscopic methods.

Magda Tellez
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Major and Spanish Major, Class of 2021
Email: mvtellez[a]

Madison Thompson


Former Lab Members

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