Congrats to Dr. Cynthia Martin!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:47am
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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Cynthia Martin from Dr. Stefan France's group on successfully defending her Ph.D. Dr. Martin joined the graduate program in 2012 from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. During her time at Tech, she has received an ACS Novartis Event award, the VWR Safety Award, and an Advancing Science Travel Grant. Additionally, she also participated in a one-year co-op program in medicinal chemistry in the Respiratory Stress and Repair Discovery Performance Unit at GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Martin's research (thesis title: “Diversity-Oriented Synthetic Strategies Toward N-Heterocyclic and Carbocyclic Frameworks") focused on new synthetic methods and their application to structures of relevance to drug discovery. Her list of Georgia Tech publications is shown below.


Dr. Martin will continue her career as a postdoc in Discovery Chemistry and Technology at AbbVie, the discovery spinoff from Abbott Laboratories. We look forward to following her progress on an exciting career!




Martin, M. C.; Patil, D. V.; France, S. “Functionalized 4-Carboxy- and 4-Keto-2,3-dihydropyrroles via Ni(II)-Catalyzed Nucleophilic Amine Ring-Opening Cyclizations of Cyclopropanes” J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79(7), 3030-3039.

Shenje, R.; Martin, M. C.; France, S. “A Catalytic, Diastereoselective Formal [5+2] Cycloaddition Approach to Azepino[1,2-a]indoles: Putative Donor-Acceptor Cyclobutanes as Reactive Intermediates.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 13907-13911.

Martin, M. C.; Shenje, R.; France, S. “The Catalytic, Formal Homo-Nazarov Cyclization as a Template for Diversity Oriented Synthesis.” Isr. J. Chem. 2016, 56, 499-511.

Martin, M. C.; Sandridge, M.; Williams, C.; Francis, Z.; France, S. “Dehydrative Nazarov-type Electrocyclizations of Alkenyl (Hetero)aryl Carbinols via Calcium Catalysis: Access to Cyclopenta[b]thiophenes and Indene Derivatives.” Tetrahedron. 2017, in press.

Martin, M. C.; Shenje, R.; France, S. “Functionalized Benzo- and Heteroaryl-Fused Cycloheptyl Rings via Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Formal [5+2] Cycloadditions.” Manuscript in preparation.

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