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Dr. Dave MaGee

 

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Biography

David MaGee received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1982, where he then conducted his doctoral research under the direction of Professor Zdenek Valenta. Upon completion of his doctoral thesis in 1987, Professor MaGee conducted postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Robert K. Boeckman, Jr., as a NSERC PDF for the period of 1987 – 1989. He then began his independent career as an assistant professor at the University of New Brunswick, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994, and Full Professor in 2000. He has been Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of New Brunswick from 1999 – 2007, and has held the position of Dean of Science since 2009. Professor MaGee’s major research interests lie in the development of new and/or simpler ways to make biologically interesting and structurally challenging natural products.

Abstract

The Ramblings of a Backwoods Natural Product Chemist


Department of Chemistry, University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3
e-mail: unb.ca

Our group is mainly interested in the development of new and/or simpler ways to make biologically interesting and structurally challenging natural products. We have recently completed total syntheses of (-)-cryptosproiopsin, epi-reiswigin A, calicogorgins A and C and manzamine C. Our group is also continuing its efforts on the total synthesis of (-)-reiswigin A and manzamines A and B. This talk will present some of our efforts in the syntheses of this diverse array of natural products.

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