Gilliard Research Laboratory

Synthetic Chemistry: Main-Group & Organometallic Chemistry, Bond Activation & Catalysis, Hybrid Materials

Haleigh began research in her first year at Oxford College of Emory University where she worked with Dr. Saadein on the synthesis of gold, zinc, and sodium complexes with potential anticancer properties. She then spent a summer under the supervision of Dr. Neuman working on the catalytic synthesis of disubstituted triazoles. Upon transferring to Emory’s Atlanta campus her junior year, she joined Dr. Liebeskind’s lab where she investigated potential uses of a di-selenium catalyst before experimenting with a variety of catalysts in an effort to achieve direct triflation of unactivated C-H bonds. She also enjoys reading anything by Lovecraft and is teaching herself to crochet.