Volume 89 Issue 9 | p. 61 | Awards
Issue Date: February 28, 2011

Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards: Vy M. Dong

Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry
Department: ACS News
Keywords: awards, Cope Scholar, Dong, organic chemistry, catalysis

Inspired by her first semester of sophomore organic chemistry with Larry E. Overman at the University of California, Irvine, Vy M. Dong switched her major from ecology to chemistry. “I was amazed that relatively simple but powerful concepts in chemistry could be used to make molecules that had function in biology,” she recalls.

As an undergraduate, she explored that ability by doing research in Overman’s laboratory. “It was an eye-opening experience that made me realize . . .

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