Kami Hull has won a 2017 Amgen Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes young chemists who are making significant contributions to the field of organic chemistry and pharmaceutical research.
Kami L. Hull
Professor Hull received her B.A. degree in chemistry from Macalester College in 2003. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2009, while there she received a ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Fellowship and the Roche Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry. Upon graduation, she moved to California as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University from 2009–2012. Professor Hull joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in the fall of 2012, and her research focuses on the development of and mechanistic studies on transition metal catalyzed reactions.
- development of and mechanistic studies on transition metal catalyzed reactions
As chemists we have developed the tools to access a wide array of complex organic structures; an ongoing challenge to organic chemists is to improve the efficiency of theses transformations by increasing both the step and atom economy. Research in the Hull group focuses on the development of transition metal-catalyzed reactions to access important organic products in a single step from easily accessible functionalities, ideally, without the generation of any stoichiometric byproducts. We aim to develop novel approaches to tradition bond disconnections, augmenting existing techniques. Mechanistic investigations help to guide the development of our synthetic methodologies.
Distinctions / Awards
- Sloan Research Fellow, 2016
- Faculty Early CAREER Development Award (NSF), 2016
- Kasimir Fajans Award in Chemistry, 2011
- NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-12
- Roche Excellence in Chemistry Award, 2008
- Writ and Mary Cornwell Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, 2007
In The News
Kami Hull and Josh Vura-Weis have both been selected to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards and grants from the National Science Foundation to support their research program.