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Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID


Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID


Postdoctoral Fellow
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Advisor: Prof. Mark J. Coster


Ph.D. Organic Chemistry
Western University, Canada
Advisor: Prof. Michael A. Kerr


BSc.H. Chemistry
Queen’s University, Canada
Advisor: Prof. Robert P. Lemieux    
BPHE, Physical and Health Education
Queen’s University, Canada

BIO: Jakob was born in Wloclawek, Poland and raised in Kitchener, Canada.  At Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, he studied Chemistry, Physical and Health Education, and some volleyball.  As an undergraduate student, he worked with Prof. Robert Lemieux on the synthesis of new liquid crystals.  He obtained his PhD in 2007 from Western University, London, Canada, under the mentorship of Prof. Michael Kerr, in the area of natural products synthesis and synthetic methodology.  He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery in sunny Brisbane, Australia on anti-pancreatic cancer medicinal chemistry under guidance of Prof. Mark Coster.  In 2010, Jakob began his independent academic career as an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Idaho.



Renfrew Hall, Room 216B
Phone: (208) 885-4023
Fax: (208) 885-6173



Renfrew Hall, Room 225
Phone: (208) 885-6588


875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2343
Moscow, ID,
84344-2343, USA

Dr. Jakob Magolan

Department of Chemistry
University of Idaho