Julie Le Engers, Ph.D.
Project Manager, The Vanderbilt Specialized Chemistry Center for Accelerate Probe Development
B.S. Biochemistry, Louisiana State University, 1998
M.S. Chemistry, Louisiana State University, 2000
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
Phone: (615) 936-8601
Fax: (615) 343-9332
Location: 11405 MRB IV (Langford)
Biosketch and Research Interests
Julie Le Engers received her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin under the direction of Professor Brian L. Pagenkopf. Her research focused on the design and synthesis of bisoxazoline-salen ligands for asymmetric catalytic reactions. She was a recipient of The Gates Millennium Scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Julie joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN as an assistant professor in 2005. She was involved in teaching courses in organic and general chemistry, advising students and maintaining an active undergraduate research program. Her research interests included asymmetric catalysis with applications toward the synthesis of therapeutically relevant compounds such as anti-malarial alkaloid febrifugine.
Julie currently serves as Project Manager for the Vanderbilt Specialized Chemistry Center for Accelerated Probe Development. In this position, her primary responsibilities involve (1) project management for work-flow among various groups of the synthetic and medicinal chemistry core within the center; (2) serving as a liaison between the Center, the National Institute of Health, the Screening Centers and the Assay Providers; (3) managing scientific procurement; (4) organizing meetings and teleconferences to discuss the critical path for the proposed probe projects.