2013 Career Mentors (T-Z)
“The more you know, the luckier you get.” – Professor Lester A. Mitscher, University Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas
Chris received his BS in chemistry from Northwest Missouri State University and a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk). After conducting postdoctoral research at Northwestern University, he started at Sigma-Aldrich in their Marketing division as a product manager in chemical synthesis. The main focuses of Chris’ portfolio in the chemical synthesis offering at Sigma-Aldrich are stoiciometric organometallic and general organic synthetic reagents.
Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of Chemistry
“I always knew I wanted to make a difference in my students’ lives, but I had no idea how much I could do, or how much I would get in return! #nosleep”
Dr. Wysocki received a BA from Northwestern University in Chemistry and the Integrated Science Program, which emphasizes the relationships between the sciences. She was awarded the Lucent Technologies Foundation’s Graduate Research Program for Women fellowship and wanted to continue her interdisciplinary instruction at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, participating in the Chemistry–Biology Interface Training Program and pursuing a Ph.D. in organic chemistry doing natural product total synthesis. After her postdoctoral work at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, Dr. Wysocki joined the faculty at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana as the resident Organic Chemist in 2011. Her research interests include collaboration with undergraduate students on the synthesis of fluorescent dyes and their use as fluorogenic sensors.