James S Klimavicz

Graduate Assistant-Research
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James is a graduate student in Dr. Joel Coats's pesticide toxicology lab. His current projects include the synthesis of biorational insect repellents, the development of new potential nematicides, and production of new compounds for seed treatments derived from natural products. With a strong background in organic chemistry, mathematics, and scientific computing, James also uses computational chemistry and numerical models to direct chemical synthesis and quantify and predict structure-activity relationships. James also takes an active role at Iowa State University as the current Graduate/Professional Student Senator for the Toxicology program, and has served on the ISU Student Conduct Hearing Board for several years. In his free time, James enjoys cooking, gardening, and swimming.

Area of Expertise: 
Organic Synthesis
Organic Chemistry
M.Phil., Scientific Computing, Univeristy of Cambridge, 2017
B.S., Mathematics, Iowa State University, 2016
M.S., Organic Chemistry, Iowa State University, 2013
B.A., Chemistry, Iowa State University, 2011
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