Kaylin Nicole Flesch

Credentials: Chemistry BS, Fall 2020 (Stahl)

Position title: Honors Candidate

Hometown: Madison, WI

Professor Shannon Stahl
Future Plans
I will be attending Caltech in the fall of 2020 for graduate school in chemistry.


  • Catalytic Behavior of Mono-N-Protected Amino Acid Ligands in Ligand-Accelerated C–H Activation by Palladium(II). Chase A. Salazar, Joseph J. Gair, Kaylin N. Flesch, Ilia A. Guzei, Jared C. Lewis, and Shannon S. Stahl. Angewandte Chemie, 2020
  • Rapid Access to Kinase Inhibitor Pharmacophores by Regioselective C−H Arylation of Thieno[2,3‐d]pyrimidine. Shuya Yamada, Kaylin Nicole Flesch, Kei Murakami,* and Kenichiro Itami. Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 4, 1547-1551.


My undergraduate career gave me the opportunities to perform cutting edge research and take graduate-level chemistry classes. In the spring of my freshman year at UW-Madison, I joined Professor Stahl’s research group where I assisted in several research projects. Furthermore, I was chosen to participate in the 2019 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) Fellowship through the NSF Center for C–H Functionalization (CCHF), where I spent 10 weeks over the summer of 2019 in Professor Kenichiro Itami’s lab at Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan. The experiences I had as an undergraduate student were influential in my decision to pursue graduate school at Caltech in the fall of 2020.


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