As an undergraduate at Furman University Dr. Turlington (Dr. T) quickly discovered his love for organic and medicinal chemistry. While at Furman, Dr. T worked for Dr. Moses Lee on the synthesis of distamycin analogues and evaluation of their DNA binding properties. After graduating with a B.S. in biochemistry, Dr. T attended the University of Virginia. Working for Dr. Lin Pu on a variety of asymmetric catalysis projects, he earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 2011. Dr. T then completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Craig Lindsley at Vanderbilt University where he worked on medicinal chemistry projects related to schizophrenia and the total synthesis of stemaphylline. He began his independent career at Berry College in 2013 where his lab pursues organic methodology and medicinal chemistry research projects. Dr. Turlington has two younger brothers, Chris (Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Hope College) and Michael (Inorganic Chemistry Graduate Student at UNC Chapel Hill), who also share his love of chemistry. Recently the Goldwater Foundation highlighted the Turlington brothers chemistry careers: Turlington Brothers Goldwater Scholar Story.
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