The Frederich Laboratory
@ Florida State University
phone: 503-869-1287 (cell)
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