Kyan D'Angelo

kdangelo [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Kyan was born in 1995 in Toronto, Canada. He completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Toronto in 2014. He went on to obtain a Master's degree in chemistry under the direction of Prof. Mark S. Taylor at the same institution, where he developed catalytic stereoselective glycosylation reactions for the synthesis of oligosaccharides and glycolipids. He then moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2016 to join Prof. Mohammad Movassaghi's group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completing his PhD there in 2022. During that time, he developed a biogenetically-inspired total synthesis of the antibiotic natural product himastatin and studied its chemical biology. In April of 2022, he joined the Hartwig group to study catalytic C–H borylation and functionalization reactions. His interests outside of lab include cooking, hiking, and traveling.