Faculty Profile for Dr. Sean Michael Kerwin

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Dr. Sean Michael Kerwin
Professor — Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor — Mtrls Sci, Engrg & Comrclzatn Prgm
CHEM 403 CENT
phone: (512) 245-1056

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Yadav, G., Kumar, S., Kumar, D., Kataria, R., Laroche, C., & Kerwin, S. M. (2022). Phenyliodine(III) diacetate-mediated dearomatization of 2-(2-hydroxyaryl)benzoxazoles and 2-(2-hydroxyaryl)benzothiazoles: Regio- and stereoselective synthesis of tetramethoxycyclohexenones and bicyclo[2.2.2]octenones. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1266, 133520.
  • Schwartz, Z. T., Theisen, P. D., Bjornstal, O. T., Rodebaugh, M., Jemal, M. A., Lee, D., … Kerwin, S. M. (2022). Scalable Synthesis and Cancer Cell Cytotoxicity of Rooperol and Analogues. Molecules, 27, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27061792
  • Jewett, A., Bondoc, J., Gilbreath, B., Reinus, B., & Kerwin, S. M. (2021). Spirocyclic Products via Carbene Intermediates from Thermolysis of 1,2-Dialkynylpyrrole and 1,2-Diethynylimidzoles. SynLett, 33(07), 674-678.
  • Schwartz, Z. T., Theisen, P. D., Bjornstahl, O. T., Rodebaugh, M., Jemal, M. A., Lee, D., … Kerwin, S. M. (n.d.). Scalable Synthesis and Cancer Cell Cytotoxicity of Rooperol and Analogues. Molecules.
  • Reinus, B., & Kerwin, S. M. (2019). N-Alkynyl Pyrrole Based Total Synthesis of Shensongine A. Synthesis, 51, 4085–4105.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: COSE Excellence in Teaching Award, COSE. 2022 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Foundations of Excellence Award, Texas State University Student Foundation. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. 2017

Selected Grants

  • Lewis, Karen A (Principal), Kerwin, Sean Michael (Co-Principal), Whitten, Steven T (Co-Principal), Kornienko, Alexander Vladimir (Supporting), Peterson, Ryan Loren (Supporting), Xue, Xiaoyu (Supporting). MRI: Acquisition of Automated Isothermal Titration Calorimeter for Biophysical Research at Texas State University, National Science Foundation, Federal, $262280. (Submitted: January 19, 2022, Funded: September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2025). Grant.
  • Lewis, Karen A (Principal), Luxford, Cynthia J (Co-Principal), Vinciguerra, Brittany Marie (Co-Principal), Webre, Whitney Ann (Co-Principal), Holland, Cory Lee (Co-Principal), Betancourt, Tania (Supporting), Brittain, William J (Supporting), Hudnall, Todd W (Supporting), Irvin, Jennifer A (Supporting), Kerwin, Sean Michael (Supporting), Kornienko, Alexander Vladimir (Supporting), Peterson, Ryan Loren (Supporting), Rhodes, Christopher Peter (Supporting). REU Site: A Chemistry REU on Molecular Innovation and Exploration (CheMIE), National Science Foundation, Federal, $378188. (Submitted: August 25, 2021, Funded: April 15, 2022 - Present). Grant.
  • Betancourt, Tania (Principal), Brittain, William J (Co-Principal), Irvin, Jennifer A (Co-Principal), Theodoropoulou, Nikoleta (Co-Principal), Martin, Benjamin (Co-Principal), Rhodes, Christopher Peter (Co-Principal), Wistey, Mark A (Co-Principal), Miyahara, Yoichi (Co-Principal), Kerwin, Sean Michael (Co-Principal). TxState-UT PREM Center for Intelligent Materials Assembly (CIMA), National Science Foundation, Federal, $3822000. (Funded: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2027). Grant.
  • Lewis, Karen A (Principal), Kerwin, Sean Michael (Co-Principal), McLean, Robert J C (Co-Principal), Chang, Carolyn T (Supporting), David, Wendi M (Supporting). U-RISE at Texas State, National Institutes of Health - National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Federal, $2238578. (Funded: April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2026). Grant.
  • Benavides, Elizabeth Ashley (Principal), Mix, Kenneth D (Co-Principal), Kerwin, Sean Michael (Co-Principal), Rohde, Rodney E (Co-Principal). Development of Novel anthelmintics and antiparasitics derived from plant sources, Institutional (Higher Ed), $30000. (Submitted: May 2017, Funded: August 1, 2017 - August 1, 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Institutional Biosafety Committee
2022-Present
Member
College Research Enhancement Committee
2022-Present
Member
College Council
2021-Present
Member
Graduate College Council
2021-Present
Graduate Advisor
MSEC Student Organization
2021-Present