Chemistry & Biochemistry

Michael Gesinski

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


PhD, University of California-Irvine 2011
BS, Rice University 2005


Postdoctoral Researcher
University of California-Berkeley
August 01, 2011 - May 31, 2013


Gesinski, M. R.; Brenzovich, W. E.; Staben, S. T.; Srinilta, D. J.; Toste, F. D. "A divergent/convergent approach to dolabriferol: the Kornblum-DeLaMare enantiomeric resolution, Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 36433646.

Gesinski, M. R.; Toste, F. D., Gold Catalusis in Natural Product Synthesis, In Gold Catalysis: A Homogeneous Approach, Imperial COllege Press: London, 2014, pp 501536. 

Tay, G. C.; Gesinski, M. R.; Rychnovsky, S. D. "Formation of Highly Substituted Tetrahydropyranones: Application to the Total Synthesis of Cyanolide A." Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 45364539.

Gesinski, M. R.; Rychnovsky, S. D. “Total Synthesis of the Cyanolide A Aglycon”. J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2011133, 97279729.

Gesinski, M. R.; Tadpetch, K.; Rychnovsky, S. D. “Symmetric Macrocycles by a Prins Dimerization/Macrocyclization Strategy”. Org. Lett. 200911, 5342–5345.

Gesinski, M. R.; Van Orden, L. J.; Rychnovsky, S. D. “Lewis Acid-Promoted Mukaiyama Aldol–Prins (MAP) Cyclization of Acetals, Ketals,a-Acetoxy Ethers, and Orthoesters”. Synlett 2008, 363366.

Seminars & Presentations

Lacker, C. R.; Gesinski, M. R., The Synthesis and Application of a Novel Gold-Cleavable Protecting Group, Abstracts of Papers, 44th National Organic Chemistry Symposium, College Park, MD, June 28–July 2, 2015;American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015, M-53.

Alleyn, J.; Gersib, S.; Gesinski, M. R., Titanium-Mediated Synthesis of Cyclobutanols, Abstracts of Papers, 44th National Organic Chemistry Symposium, College Park, MD, June 28–July 2, 2015; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015, M-76.