Honors Fellowships

Maren Leibowitz

Leibowitz, MarenName: Maren Leibowitz
Title of Project:
 Synthesis of Aristopyridinone A
Advisor: Jonathan Scheerer
Honors Department: Chemistry

For my project, I am designing a synthesis of the molecule, Aristopyridinone A, using new chemistry to make the core structure. The molecule is found in a herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and could have potential anti-inflammatory or other medicinal properties.

The Honors Fellowship allows me to focus on my research over the summer and dedicate all of my time towards my project.

Hometown: Vienna, Virginia
Majors: Chemistry and Hispanic Studies
Future Plans: I am hoping to attend medical school!
Hobbies: I love to read, watch/play soccer, travel
Fun Fact: The number one thing on my bucket list is to visit all seven continents.

 

Follow Maren’s research on the W&M Honors Fellowships blog!