Current Members

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

Office Phone: 785-864-3968


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
 


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

Phone: 785-864-4445


  Adedamola A. Opalade
  Graduate Student, entered KU Fall 2016
  M.S. Chemistry 2016, Missouri State University
  B.S. Industrial Chemistry 2012, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  aaopalade@ku.edu
  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 PhotoSamuel Crowell
Graduate Student, entered KU Fall 2018
B.S. Chemistry 2018, University of Indianapolis
crowell_samuel@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-4445
 


  Priya Singh
  Graduate student, entered KU Fall 2018
  M.S. Chemistry 2017, Institute of Chemical Technology, India
  B.S. Chemistry 2015, V.G. Vaze College, India
  priyasingh@ku.edu
  Phone: 785-864-4445


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



 


   Elaena Barney
   Undergraduate Student, entered KU Fall 2018


 


   Logan Hessefort
   REU Student 2019 (from University of Central Missouri)
   
 


 


Jackson Group News
May 2019
Congratulations to Eleanor Stewart-Jones, receiving the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship!
 
March 2019
MnIV-Oxo complex of a bis(benzimidazolyl)-containing N5 ligand reveals different reactivity trends for MnIV-oxo than FeIV-oxo species by Melissa Denler, Allyssa Massie, and Eleanor Stewart-Jones In Dalton Transactions
 
December 2018
Welcome to the group, Samuel Crowell and Priya Singh!
 
 
 
September 2018
MnIII-Peroxo adduct supported by a new tetradentate ligand shows acid-sensitive aldehyde deformylation reactivity by Melissa Denler, Gayan Wijeratne, Derek Rice, and Hannah Colmer In Dalton Transactions
 
 
 
May 2018
Congratulations to Allyssa Massie and Derek Rice, graduating with Ph.D with honors!
 
March 2018
ACS National meeting in New Orleans by Melissa Denler and Yuri Lee.
 
February 2018
Spectroscopic and Structural Characterization of Mn(III)-Alkylperoxo Complexes Supported by Pentadentate Amide-Containing Ligands by Joshua Parham, Gayan Wijeratne, and Derek Rice In Inorganic Chemistry
 
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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