Ali L. Wood
Ali Wood, Ph.D. received her B.S. in chemistry with a focus in education at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. During her time at Mercer, she joined the research group of Professor David R. Goode where her research was focused on synthesizing a gram-negative bacteria resistant molecule targeted for pharmaceutical use. She then headed to Indiana University Bloomington, where she earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry with Professor M. Kevin Brown in 2021. Her graduate research was focused on the field of organometallic catalysis where she developed a nickel catalyzed arylboration reaction of unactivated alkenes.
In 2021, Ali had the opportunity to begin teaching as an instructor at Indiana University through the Briscoe Fellowship while completing her Ph.D. work. She is excited to be a part of the full-time teaching faculty for the department, teaching courses in organic and general chemistry. She enjoys chemical outreach within the community to promote a better perspective of chemistry.