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David Smith

David SmithOriginally from North Carolina, I completed my B.S. in chemistry at UNC Charlotte and moved to Tucson in 2013 where I began my PhD under the guidance of Dr. Jon Njardarson.  My graduate work involves the development of new synthetic methods with a current focus on fluorinated indoles and benzofurans.  These new reactions enable easy access to previously hard to obtain fluorinated analogues of indole and benzofuran containing drugs. When not at the fume hood, you can find me at the campus recreation center. I also enjoy mixing things either in the kitchen or on my turntables.