The Derek Tan Lab
Career Opportunities

Alyssa Verano, PhD

Graduate Research Assistant

Alyssa Verano

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Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Nathanael S. Gray, 2017–present
Department of Cancer Biology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2017
Pharmacology Graduate Program
Sloan Kettering Institute & Weill Cornell Medical College

PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, 2013–2015

Cancer Pharmacology Predoctoral Trainee, 2012–2013

Pharmacology Graduate Program
Sloan–Kettering Institute & Weill Cornell Medical College

BS, The College of New Jersey, 2010

Thesis: Synthesis and Biological Investigation of Antioxidant Pyrrolomorpholine Spiroketal Natural Products, March 23, 2017


  1. Family-level stereoselective synthesis and biological evaluation of pyrrolomorpholine spiroketal natural product antioxidants
    Verano, A. L.; Tan, D. S.* Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 3687–3693.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]

  2. Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Spiroketals: An Engine for Chemical and Biological Discovery
    Verano, A. L.; Tan, D. S.* Isr. J. Chem. 2017, 57, 279–291.
    Abstract ]

  3. Stereoselective synthesis of acortatarins A and B.
    Wurst, J. M.; Verano, A. L.; Tan, D. S.* Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 4442–4445.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]