The Donahue Research Group at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.



Matthew G. Donahue, Assistant Professor

Matt was born and raised in Kenosha, WI earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry (cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin at Parkside. During that time, he conducted undergraduate research under Professor Vera M. Kolb studying the nitration of aromatic ketones using a variety of conditions. 

He pursued his interests in organic chemistry at The Ohio State University earning a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry under the direction of Professor David J. Hart. While in Hart's labs at Ohio State, he examined carbon radical cyclizations for the preparation of trans-perhydroindans. 

A link to my doctoral thesis "Studies Toward the Synthesis of the C19 Quassinoid Polyandrane" on the OhioLink Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center. 

To cap off his formal education, he completed postdoctoral study under the auspices of Professor Jeffrey N. Johnston at Vanderbilt University. While there, he worked along side Ki Bum Hong investigating the mechanistic details of a Bronsted acid promoted azide-alkene anti-aminohydroxylation reaction using in-situ infrared spectroscopy.