Jay Pike

Assistant Professor

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Ph.D. - University of Michigan

Brief Biography:

I grew up in St. Joseph, MO, just 50 miles north of Kansas City. It was there that I received my B.S. in Chemistry from Missouri Western State University. I then moved to Ann Arbor, MI, where I received my Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan, designing bio-inorganic molecules that could facilitate the transport of potential drugs into the cell.

Over the past several years, my interest in food chemistry has led me into an adventure brewing beer and developing my research group around the chemistry of brewing.

I am a proud husband to my wife Kim and father of six children: Noah, Madelyn, Jillian, Evan, Kathryn, and Lillian.

In my "spare" time I love to work on cars (I have a 1973 BMW 2002 that is my current project), playing guitar, and sitting out on my deck with friends drinking my latest home-brewed beer.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Organic and Food Chemistry

Selected Presentations:

Pike, J. American Chemical Society. , New Orleans, LA - "Synthesis of naphthyridine/azaquinoline analogs for the disruption of TNR expansions in the base excision repair mechanism" April, 2013

Pike, J. Eastern Colleges Science Conference. , Wayne, NJ - "" April, 2012

Pike, J. American Chemical Society. , Anaheim, CA - "Toward the Synthesis of a Novel Series of Metal Conjugated Polymers" March, 2011

Pike, J. Eastern Colleges Science Conference. , Pleasantville, NY - "Vice President of ECSC Board of Trustees" April, 2010

Pike, J. American Chemical Society. , San Francisco, CA - "New method in the asymmetric synthesis of a-branched amines and primary b-amino alcohols using nitrones" March, 2010