Welcome Dr. Brian Gold

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posted: Fri Apr 12 2019 12:34:57

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology welcomes Dr. Brian Gold as Assistant Professor.  Dr. Gold will join UNM Chemistry and Chemical Biology on August 1st 2019.

Dr. Gold obtained his B.Sc. in chemistry at Florida State University. A short stint in the laboratory of Sir Harry Kroto largely influenced his thinking of science as not simply a journey of personal curiosity, but an avenue to improve society. Continuing his studies at Florida State, he obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Igor V. Alabugin, where he honed his knowledge of organic structure and reactivity through the lens of stereoelectronic effects. He then moved to the frigid tundra of Wisconsin to carry out postdoctoral research in chemical biology, under the supervision of Prof. Ronald T. Raines at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Another cross-country move—this time with the rest of the Raines Lab—has brought Brian to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

In his relatively short scientific career, Dr. Gold has authored nearly 25 publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, and encyclopedia chapters. He has (officially) mentored five undergraduate students, including one who continued to obtain her honors thesis. He has also directed or been a part of numerous collaborations in broad research areas.