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James H. Frederich, Ph.D.


Jim received his B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Oregon where he carried out undergraduate research under the supervision of Mike Haley. In 2005, he moved to Southern California for his Ph.D. studies with Larry Overman at UC Irvine. His thesis work involved the design of improved Pd(II) catalysts for asymmetric reactions of allylic trichloroacetimidates. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 2011, he moved to UCLA where he was supported as an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Patrick Harran. His postdoctoral research focused on the total synthesis of prodiginine natural products and related efforts to optimize their function as antagonists of protein-protein interactions that gate mitochondrial apoptosis.  


Jim joined the faculty at Florida State University in July 2014. His research group is broadly interested in leveraging synthetic organic chemistry to address problems at the interface of chemistry, biology, and medicine.

Honors & Awards

  • First Year Assistant Professor Award, FSU 2015

  • Amgen Award for Postdoctoral Research, 2013

  • Molecular Biology Institute (MBI) Certificate of Excellence, UCLA 2013

  • Chancellor's Award Nominee for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research, UCLA 2013

  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013–2014

  • UC Irvine Dissertation Fellowship, 2011

  • Organic Chemistry Achievement Award, UO 2005

  • Oregon Presidential Scholarship, 2001–2005

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