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Alex Thompson '13, left, and Genentech research associate, Malcolm Huestis.
Alex Thompson '13, left, and Genentech research associate, Malcolm Huestis.

Alex Thompson '13 Co-Authors Article in Journal of Organic Chemistry

By Holly Foster
Posted January 4, 2013
Tags Chemistry Student Research

Alex Thompson ’13, who interned at biotechnology company Genentech in San Francisco last summer, coauthored a paper in The Journal of Organic Chemistry as a result of his research.  The paper, “The Cyanide Anion as a Leaving Group in Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution: Synthesis of Quaternary Centers at Azine Heterocycles,” was co-authored with his supervisor, research associate Malcolm Huestis. Thompson worked as an intern in the Small Molecule Drug Discovery Department.


Thompson and Huestis developed a new reaction that will be useful in drug discovery.

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