Erin E. Brown (Podlesny)

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 609.626.3426
Office: USC-219

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Dr. Podlesny joined the faculty at Stockton as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, after having received postdoctoral training in continuous flow chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to her postdoctoral studies at MIT, she was a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein and NIH Chemistry-Biology Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed her Ph.D. in Organic chemistry, having studied the synthesis of chiral binaphthoquinones as precursors in natural product synthesis and as ligands for asymmetric catalysis.


Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Chemistry, minor in biology, Gettysburg College


Organic synthesis, asymmetric synthesis, continuous flow


Chemistry II: Organic Structure (CHEM 2120)
Chemistry II Lab (CHEM 2125)


Organic synthesis and methods, continuous flow chemistry, natural product synthesis


Metz, A. E.; Podlesny,E. E.; Carroll, P. J.; Klinghoffer, A. N.; Kozlowski, M. C. Axial Chiral Bisbenzophenazines: Solid-State Self-Assembly via Halide Hydrogen Bonds Triggered by Linear Alkanes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 10601–10604. JACS Spotlight, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 11197–11197.

Podlesny, E. E.; Kozlowski, M. C. A Divergent Approach to the Bisanthraquinone Natural Products: Total Synthesis of (S)-Bisoranjidiol and Derivatives From Binaphtho-para-quinones. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 466–476.

Podlesny, E. E.; Kozlowski, M. C. 1,5-diaza-cis-decalin, first update. e-EROS Encylcopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis article online posting: Sept. 14, 2012. DOI: 10.1002/047084289X.rn00646.pub2

Podlesny, E. E.; Carroll, P. J.; Kozlowski, M. C. Selective Oxidation of 8,8’-Hydroxylated Binaphthols to Bis-spironaphthalenones or Binaphtho-para- and Binaphtho-ortho-quinones. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 4862–4865.

Podlesny, E. E.; Kozlowski, M. C. Structural Reassignment of a Marine Metabolite from a Binaphthalenetetrol to a Tetrabrominated Diphenyl Ether. J. Nat. Prod. 2012, 75, 1125–1129.

Podlesny, E. E.; Kozlowski, M. C. Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (S)-Bisoranjidiol, an Axially Chiral Bisanthraquinone. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 1408–1411. Highlighted in Synfacts 2012, 8, 588.