Photo of Stanford student and Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant Jules Brunello.
2020 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Mentor: Justin Du Bois, Chemistry

“Expanding Access to Allylic Amines through C-H Amination”

The Du Bois lab uses chemical methods to construct a library of nitrogen-containing molecular probes, which are designed to investigate the function and dynamics of sodium channels in neuronal signaling and neuropathic pain. Julianna’s research will focus on creating a method to incorporate nitrogen into molecules of considerable value to synthetic and biological chemists. These targets are difficult to access using currently-known methods: this new method has the potential to facilitate better access to natural products including antibiotics, antitumor agents in hormone-dependent cancers, and anti-HIV drugs.