Welcome to the Gold Lab at UNM
Understanding bioorganic structure and reactivity for the precise control of molecular properties and transformations


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Brian Gold

Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Florida State University

Brian obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Igor V. Alabugin, where he honed his knowledge of organic structure and reactivity through the lens of stereoelectronic effects. He then carried out postdoctoral research in chemical biology under the supervision of Prof. Ronald T. Raines at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—providing a taste of some of the best cheese and worst football, respectively. 

Honors, Awards, & Recognition

  • Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Poster Prize, 46th National Organic Symposium

  • Dorothy and Russell Johnsen Dissertation Award

  • FSU Graduate Research and Creativity Award

  • FSU Dissertation Research Grant

  • 63rd Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates, Young Researcher

  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates

  • 244th ACS National Meeting, Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award