Bio


I was Born in Pasadena, California. Growing up, I lived in Switzerland, California, New York and Utah, where I graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City with an International Baccalaureate diploma. I attended Brigham Young University as an undergraduate, where I studied Chemistry. I worked in Greg Burton's Biochemistry lab, where I studies HIV pathology. After a brief hiatus for a religious mission to Glendale, California speaking Armenian, I joined the Lab of Dr. David Michealis where I studies nano particle catalysis. After Graduating from BYU in April of 2016, I went on to attend Stanford University for a Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry. Upon entering Stanford, I joined the Lab of Paul Wender where I study synthetic methods used to make PKC modifiers.

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Member, American Chemical Society (2014 - Present)

Education & Certifications


  • Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, Chemistry (2016)

Lab Affiliations


All Publications


  • Synthesis of N-aryl and N-heteroaryl hydroxylamines via partial reduction of nitroarenes with soluble nanoparticle catalysts TETRAHEDRON LETTERS Tyler, J. H., Nazari, S. H., Patterson, R. H., Udumula, V., Smith, S. J., Michaelis, D. J. 2017; 58 (1): 82-86
  • Dual Optimization Approach to Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysis: Impact of M-1/M-2 Ratio and Supporting Polymer Structure on Reactivity ACS CATALYSIS Udumula, V., Tyler, J. H., Davis, D. A., Wang, H., Linford, M. R., Minson, P. S., Michaelis, D. J. 2015; 5 (6): 3457-3462