Jacqueline Wurst, PhD

Graduate Student

Jacqueline Wurst, PhD

Graduate Student
Jacqueline Wurst

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Senior Research Scientist, 2013–present
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011–2013
with Dr. Benito Munoz
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2011
Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Chemical Biology

BA, Hamline University, 2005
with Prof. Rita Majerle
Department of Chemistry

Thesis: Studies on the Stereoselective Synthesis of Glycal Derived Spiroketals, April 27, 2011


  1. Solvent-dependent divergent functions of Sc(OTf)3 in stereoselective epoxide-opening spiroketalizations.
    Sharma, I.; Wurst, J. M.; Tan, D. S.* Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 2474–2477.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  2. 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 ]
  3. Hydrogen-bonding catalysis and inhibition by simple solvents in the stereoselective kinetic epoxide-opening spirocyclization of glycal epoxides to form spiroketals.
    Wurst, J. M.; Liu, G.; Tan, D. S.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7916–7925.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  4. Expanding the range of ’druggable’ targets with natural product-based libraries: An academic perspective.
    Bauer, R. A.; Wurst, J. M.; Tan, D. S.* Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 2010, 14, 308–314.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]
  5. Stereoselective synthesis of benzannulated spiroketals: Influence of the aromatic ring on reactivity and conformation.
    Liu, G.; Wurst, J. M.; Tan, D. S.* Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 3670–3673.
    Abstract | PubMed | PMC ]