Assistant Professor of Chemistry
United States of America
Paul Sibbald is originally from Michigan and is an alumnus of Alma College. He graduated from Alma College with a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in medieval and crusades history. He continued his education at the University of Washington and earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry with an emphasis on reaction development and study. He then accepted a postdoctoral position at the Center for Drug Design at the University of Minnesota where he developed novel anti-tuberculosis drug targets. When he isn't doing chemistry, Sibbald enjoys spending time with his wife and son, brewing beer and watching baseball and basketball.
Organic chemistry and synthesis, with an emphasis on reaction development and mechanistic study, The study of phosphine-borane decomplexation, Development of new synthetic pathways to biologically active substituted indolizines, The synthesis of novel dyes with anti-microbial properties
Erica LI, Paul AS, Kaminsky W (2013) "Enantioselective Palladium-Catalyzed Diamination of Alkenes Using N Fluorobenzenesulfonimide" J. Am. Chem. Soc 135: 8854-8856.