Renato Bauer successfully defended his thesis on diversity-oriented synthesis entitled “Strategies for the Synthesis of Scaffolds Found in Natural Products” on January 28, 2011. Renato’s family made the trip down from Massachusetts for the event! Many thanks to his committee members Profs. Minkui Luo (chair), David Gin, and Hening Lin, and to Danielle Rose for organizing the party!

Congratulations Dr. Bauer!

Bauer Family, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Andrea, Danny, Angie, and Lucho Bauer celebrate Renato’s defense

Renato Bauer champagne, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Dr. Renato Bauer prepares to open the first bottle of bubbly!

Renato Bauer champagne, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Where are your safety glasses?!

Derek Tan toast Renato Bauer, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Derek toasts our newest doctor

Renato Bauer cake, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

A nice cake for Renato and the group

Renato Bauer party, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Renato enjoys the party with his family

Gin Group, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Gin Group members William Walkowicz, Daniel Pla Queral, Sudeep Prajapati, and Yuan Shi enjoy some snacks

Jacqueline Wurst, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Jackie Wurst explains the finer points of oxidative dearomatization to Renato’s father, Louis, and sister, Andrea

Renato and Derek, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Derek congratulates Dr. Bauer

Bryan Cowen, Bill Walkowicz, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Gin Group members Bryan Cowen and William Walkowicz congratulate Renato

Jacqueline Wurst and Renato Bauer, diversity oriented synthesis, rational drug design, and chemical biology research

Jackie Wurst will be next up to defend!