James Wollack

Associate Professor

651-690-6960

jwwollack@stkate.edu

Ph.D., Chemistry
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009

Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry
Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 2004

Saint Catherine University. (2015). Saint Catherine University Honors and Awards Day mentor

St. Catherine University. (2015). Myser Family Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award Nomination

Minnesota Section of the American Chemical Society. (2015). Elected Chair for 2015. Plan monthly meetings and run executive board meetings for this group of 2300 chemists in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers in Liberal Arts Colleges. (2015). Elected President (2014–2015) of the Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers in Liberal Arts Colleges. I am in charge of running the executive board meetings and helping to coordinate association activities.

St. Catherine University. (2014). Saint Catherine University Honors and Awards Day mentor.

Saint Catherine University. (2013). Saint Catherine University Honors and Awards Day mentor

American Chemical Society. (2013). American Chemistry Society Young Chemistry Committee Leadership Grant Award. One of 16 chemists selected nationally to attend ACS leadership conference.

Wollack, J. (2013). Synthesis of PFTase Substrates.

Incorporation of green chemistry theory across the St. Catherine University chemistry curriclium (2015).

The synthesis and evaluation of cyclopropene containing isoprenoids for imaging and quantifying prenylated proteins (2015).

Magic of Chemistry and Mommy Chemists (2015).

NCAA division tear I travel grant (2013).

Green Chemistry Metrics for Choosing a Reaction: Incorporation of Independent Green Chemistry Student Assessments in Organic Chemistry Lab and an Introduction to Green Chemistry in General Chemistry Labs. (2012).

Enzymatic and Chemical Synthesis of Strained Ring Containing Proteins and Oligonucleotides for use in Tetrazine Cycloaddition (2012).

Hamilton Syringe Grant (2012).

MRI Consortium: Acquisition of a Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer for a Regional PUI Molecular Structure Facility (2011).

Labeling of Proteins and DNA with Strained Ring Functionality for Use in Bioorthogonal Reactions (2011).

Incorporation of Microwave radiation across the chemistry Curriculum (2015).

Her, B., Jones, A. & Wollack, J. (2014). "A Three Step Synthesis of Benzoyl Peroxide."

Janzen, D., Crepeau, L., Hegeseth, B. & Wollack, J. "Bis(2-nitrophenyl)methane." Acta Cryst. E.

Dozier, J., Khatwani, S., Wollack, J., Yen-Chih, W., Schmidt-Dannert, C. & Distefano, M. "Engineering Protein Farnesyltransferase for Enzymatic Protein Labeling Applications." Bioconjugate Chemistry.

Dozier, J., Khatwani, S., Wollack, J., Wang, Y., Schmidt-Dannert, C. & Distefano, M. (2014). "Engineering Protein Farnesyltransferase for Enzymatic Protein Labeling Applications."

Wollack, J., Monson, B., Dozier, J., Joseph, D., Kristina, P., Scott, H. & Mark, D. (2014). "Site-Specific Labeling of Proteins and Peptides with Trans-cyclooctene Containing Handles Capable of Tetrazine Ligation." Chemical Biology and Drug Design.

Poss, K., Monson, B., Distefano, M. & Wollack, J. (2015). "Synthesis and Evaluation of a Trans-Cyclooctene Containing Substrate for Protein Farnseyltransferase."

Book

Wollack, J., Jones, A. & Deveau, A. (2014). Organic Chemistry Principals and Mechanism Testbank, New York, Norton

Wollack, J. (2015). "Multistep synthesis of benzoyl peroxide for the second semester organic laboratory." National ACS meeting

Wollack, J. (2015). "8 Student Presentations." Sr. Seraphim Gibbons Undergraduate Research Symposium

Wollack, J. (2015). "Incorporation of green principals across a chemistry curriculum at a small liberal arts college." National ACS meeting

Crepeau, L., Caron, K. & Wollack, J. (2015). "Progress toward the synthesis of a norbornene containing substrate for the enzyme protein farnesyl transferase." National ACS meeting

Caron, K. & Wollack, J. (2015). "Synthesis of an alkyne-containing isoprenoid mimic for the investigation of the role of substrate length on prenyl transferase activity." National ACS meeting

Wollack, J. (2015). "Tetrazine ligation for labeling proteins." Invited Hamline Chemistry Seminar

Wollack, J. (2014). "11 student presentations." Sr. Seraphim Gibbons Undergraduate Research Symposium

Wollack, J. & Her, B. (2013). "The Three Step Synthesis of Benzoyl Peroxide." Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers At Liberal Arts Colleges

Wollack, J. (2013). "Incorporating Green Chemistry into Organic Chemistry Lab Project." Annual Conference of the Minnesota STEM Network

Wollack, J. (2013). "15 Student group presentations." Sr. Searphim Gibbions Undergraduate Research Symposium

Her, B. & Wollack, J. (2013). "A Three Step Synthesis of Benzoyl Peroxide." National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Rowe, J. & Wollack, J. (2013). "Synthesis of a Photoactivatable Non-Natural Substrate for Protein Farnesyltransferase." National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Wollack, J. (2012). "Incorporation of Independent Green Chemistry Student Assessments in Organic Chemistry Lab and an Introduction to Green Chemistry in General Chemistry Labs." Green Chemistry and Design College Curriculum Grant Project Symposium

Wollack, J. (2012). "Green Chemistry Metrics for Choosing a Reaction: Incorporation of Independent Green Chemistry Student Assessments in Organic Chemistry Lab." National ACS meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Wollack, J., Peterson, K. & Lange, K. (2012). "Synthesis and Evaluation of Non-natural PFTase substrates capable of copper-free bioorthogonal cycloaddition." National ACS Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Lange, K., Peterson, K., Walters, M., Jones, A., Dwyer, J. & Wollack, J. (2012). "Incorporation of Green Chemistry Metrics into Independent Synthesis Projects." National ACS meeting

Rowe, J., Lange, K. & Wollack, J. (2012). "Synthesis and Evaluation of a Non-natural PFTase Substrate Capable of Photoreaction with Diaryl Tetrazole." National ACS meeting

Poss, K., Monson, B., Mobley, L., Hilderbrand, S., Distefano, M. & Wollack, J. (2012). "An isoprenoid diphosphate substrate suitable for copper-free bioorthogonal conjugation through tetrazine ligation." MRSEC Summer Undergraduate Reseach Expo

Poss, K. & Wollack, J. (2012). "Isoprenoid Diphosphate Substrates Suitable for Copper-free Bioorthogonal Conjugation Through Tetrazine Ligation." ACTC Undergraduate Research Expo

Zelikman, K. & Wollack, J. (2012). "Synthesis of a Non-natural Photoactivatable Fluorescent Substrate for Protein Farnesyltransferase." Science at St. Kate's

Mobley, L. & Wollack, J. (2012). "Synthesis of a Non-natural Substrate for PFTase." Sciene at St. Kate's

Rowe, J. & Wollack, J. (2012). "Synthesis of a Photoactivatable Non-natural Substrate for Protein Farnesyl Transferase." Science at St. Kate's

Poss, K. & Wollack, J. (2012). "Isoprenoid Deiphosphate Substrates Suitable for Copper-free Bioorthogonal Conjugation through Tetrazine Ligation." Science at St. Kate's

Wollack, J. (2012). "11 Student group presentations." Science at @ St. Kate's

Lange, K., Walters, M., Peterson, K., Jones, A., Dwyer, J. & Wollack, J. (2012). "Green Chemistry Metrics for Choosing a Reaction: Incorporation of Green Chemistry Student Assessments in Organic Chemistry Lab." Science at St. Kate's

Wollack, J. & Poss, K. (2011). "An isoprenoid diphosphate substrate suitable for copper-free bioorthogonal conjugation through tetrazine ligation." Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers at Liberal Arts Conferences

Wollack, J. (2011). "Utilization of Click-Chemistry for Protein Bioconjugation." Hamline Chemistry Seminar