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Natasha Moussouras

Research Interest

  • Protein Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery


  • BA 2012, University of Southern California
    • Major: Chemistry, Spanish

Research Experience

  • University of Southern California, 2010-2012
    • Advisor: Kyung W Jung PhD
    • Project: Synthesis and optimization of various palladium catalysts
  • Genentech, Inc, 2012
    • Advisor: Matthew Volgraf PhD
    • Project: Synthetic Studies Towards the Daphniphyllum Alkaloids : Synthesis of a Common Heterocyclic Core via a Novel Radical Cyclization / Allene Reduction Sequence


  • Moussouras, N., Pratt, C.A., Neilson, I. Magnetic Toy Ingestion: Surgical Implications. Alaska Med. 2008; 49(4):117-9.

Meeding Abstracts

  • Moussouras, N., Volgraf, M., Gin, D. (2012) Progress Towards the Total Synthesis of Daphenylline: Discovery of a Palladium-catalyzed Allene Reduction. Annual Summer Intern Poster Presentation Day at Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA. August 16, 2012.


  • Dancing, reading, hiking
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