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Dr. Kennedy joined the Chemistry Department in July of 2012. At UC Irvine, Dr. Kennedy worked toward the synthesis of the anticancer polyketide, spirastrellolide A, under Professor A. Richard Chamberlin. After obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Kennedy contributed to the development of environmentally responsible palladium catalyzed reaction methods while working in the laboratory of Professor Gary A. Molander.
B.S. Chemistry – Lewis-Clark State College, 2004
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry – University of California, Irvine, 2010
Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Pennsylvania, 2010 – 2012
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