William Pomerantz

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William C. Pomerantz

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May 7, 2018
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Great lecturer. You can tell he really cares about what he teaches and is very engaged with students. He tries his best to call everyone he knows by name! If you can get him for OCHEM 2, I definitely would recommend taking his class. He has a lot of connections with the industry in Minnesota so it is a good contact for a job opportunity as well.

Jun 21, 2020
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Professor Pomerants is probably your best option for Organic Chemistry 2. At the beginning of the semester he was clearer and easier to follow. However, he started to go really fast. Definitely read ahead of time for you to follow him. Also, there are lots of memorization of reactants, reagents and reaction types. You have to practice a lot, because exams test for mastery.

May 24, 2020
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Professor Pomerantz is very caring and kind. He really wants each of his students to do well in the course. And he shows it by his learning the names of the students in the lecture. Mind you that he has 300 students in a lecture setting. The course is difficult and requires you to really strive. Fortunately, he's making it easy by presenting in a way that it's easy to understand.

Biography

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Chemistry



Experience

  • Mapp Lab

    Postdoc

    William worked at Mapp Lab as a Postdoc

  • University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry

    Associate Professor

    William worked at University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry as a Associate Professor

  • University of Michigan

    NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Study and design of small molecule transcriptional activators for regulating gene expression in mammalian systems and development of fluorine NMR methods for detecting protein-ligand interactions

    Protein targets studied using: Fluorescence polarization assays (FP), Protein and ligand observed NMR spectroscopy, reporter assays in mammalian cells, and disulfide-tethering.

    Research includes: Expression of isotope-labeled protein and use of auxotrophic bacteria for incorporation of unnatural amino acids, mammalian cell culture, organic synthesis of small molecule heterocycles, and solid-phase peptide synthesis.

    Research highlight: Engineered protein expression for incorporation of fluorine-labeled amino acids to study a protein-protein interaction domain of coactivator protein CBP.

  • University of Michigan

    Organic Chemistry Lecturer

    Lecturer for the University of Michigan's first semester organic chemistry course (Structure and Reactivity). This position is part of UM Future Faculty program as preparation for becoming an effective teacher at a large research university.

  • University of Minnesota

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    William worked at University of Minnesota as a Assistant Professor of Chemistry

  • ICBS conference

    rising star

    William worked at ICBS conference as a rising star

Education

  • Ithaca College

    B.S., summa cum laude

    Chemistry

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Ph.D.

    Organic Chemistry (bioorganic/materials)
    Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Advisors: Professor Sam Gellman and Professor Nick Abbott Design and synthesis of unnatural amino acids and beta-peptide foldamers to investigate folding and function. Recently interested in using fluorine labels as biophysical probes: See publication: ”Streamlined monitoring of backbone thioester exchange by 19F NMR” W. C. Pomerantz, E. B. Hadley, C. G. Fry, S. H. Gellman, ChemBioChem 2009, in press.

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