Current Members

Tim JacksonTim Jackson
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. 2004, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. 2000, St. Cloud State University

Office Phone: 785-864-3968

 


Allyssa Massie PhotoAllyssa Massie
Graduate Student, entered KU Fall 2013
B.A. Chemistry 2013, Baker University

Phone: 785-864-4445


Derek Rice PhotoDerek Rice
Graduate Student, entered KU Fall 2013
B.S. Chemistry 2010, Truman State University

Phone: 785-864-4445


Joshua Parham PhotoJoshua Parham
Graduate Student, entered KU Fall 2014
B.S. Chemistry 2013, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Phone: 785-864-4445


Melissa Denler PhotoMelissa Denler
Graduate Student, entered KU Fall 2014
B.A. Chemistry 2014, University of Minnesota - Morris

Phone: 785-864-4445


Aruna Munasinghe PhotoAruna Munasinghe
Graduate Student, entered KU Fall 2015
University of Peradeniya, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry

Phone: 785-864-4445


Yuri Lee PhotoYuri Lee
Graduate Student, entered KU Fall 2016
M.S. Genetic Engineering 2014, Seoul National University
B.S. Biotechnology and Chemistry 2012, Seoul Women's University

Phone: 785-864-4445


Jaycee Mayfield PhotoJaycee Mayfield
Graduate Student, entered KU Fall 2017
B.S. Chemistry 2017, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Phone: 785-864-4445


Elizabeth Grotemeyer PhotoElizabeth Grotemeyer
Graduate Student, entered KU Fall 2015
M.A. Biochemistry and Biophysics 2017, University of Kansas
B.S. Biochemistry 2015, California State University Dominguez Hills

Phone: 785-864-4445


Andrew Burr PhotoAndrew Burr
Undergraduate Student, entered KU Fall 2013

 


Shannon Jones PhotoShannon Jones
Undergraduate Student, entered KU Fall 2011

 


Anna Donovan PhotoAnna Donovan
Undergraduate Student, entered KU Fall 2015

 


Eleanor PhotoEleanor Stewart-Jones
Undergraduate Student, entered KU Fall 2016

 



Jackson Group News
December 2017
Mn K-edge X-ray absorption studies of mononuclear Mn(III)-hydroxo complexes by Derek Rice and Gayan Wijeratne in Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
 
Welcome to the group, Jaycee Mayfield and Elizabeth Grotemeyer!
 
October 2017 
Manganese-oxygen Intermediates in O-O Bond Activation and Hydrogen-Atom Transfer Reactions by Derek Rice and Allyssa Massie in Accounts of Chemical Research
 
April 2017
ACS National meeting in San Francisco by Derek Rice, Allyssa Massie, Melissa Denler, Joshua Parham, and Aruna Munasinghe.
 
March 2017
Equatorial Ligand Perturbations Influence the Reactivity of Manganese(IV)-Oxo Complexes by Allyssa Massie, Melissa Denler, et. al in Angewandte Chemi International Edition
 
December 2016
Welcome to the group, Yuri Lee!
 
November 2016
 
July 2016
Steric and Electronic Influence on Proton-Coupled Electron-Transfer Reactivity of a Mononuclear Mn(III)-Hydroxo Complex by Derek Rice, Gayan Wijeratne, Andrew Burr, and Josh Parham in Inorganic Chemistry
 
April 2016
Congratulations to Hannah Colmer, graduating with Ph.D with honors!
 
December 2015
Welcome to the group, Aruna Munasinghe!
 
June 2015
Welcome to the group, Melissa Denler!
 
June 2015
Congratulations to Gayan Wijeratne, graduating with Ph.D. with honors!
 
April 2015
Presentation by Gayan Wijeratne, "Dioxygen activation under ambient conditions using bio-inspired manganese(II) complexes to generate mid-valent oxidants for catalytic O–H bond oxidations," and poster presentation by Hannah Colmer, "Formation, Characterization, and O-O Bond Activation of a Bio-inspired Peroxomanganese(III) Complex," at 249th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.
 
January 2015
"O–H bond oxidation by a monomeric Mn(III)–OMe complex" by Gayan Wijeratne published in Dalton Transactions
 
December 2014
Welcome to the group, Josh Parham!
 
November 2014
 
October 2014
July 2014

"Saturation Kinetics in Phenolic O–H Bond Oxidation by a Mononuclear Mn(III)–OH Complex Derived from Dioxygen" by Gayan Wijeratne and Briana Corzine published in Inorganic Chemistry

June 2014
 
June 2014
Domenick Leto graduates with Ph.D with honors
 
May 2014
 
January 2014
Poster presentation by Dr. Timothy Jackson at the Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conference and by Domenick Leto, Gayan Wijeratne, and Hannah Colmer at the Bioinorganic Gordon Research Seminar in Ventura, CA
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