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

Co-chair of the ACS Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (2021)

Councilor MN Section of the American Chemical Society (2017–2020)

Past Chair of the MN Section of the American Chemical Society. 3 yr. cycle. (2013–2016)

Past President for the Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers at Liberal Arts Colleges “MACTLAC”. 3 yr. cycle. (2013–2016)

Chair of MN section of ACS Young Chemists Committee. (2013–2014)

Secretary of MN section of the American Chemical Society (2011–2014)

The Synthesis and Evaluation of Bioorthogonal Probes for Imaging the Prenylome in Living Cells. NSF-Research Opportunity Award Supplement. $27,185. Co-PI. 2015.

Incorporation of Green Chemistry Theory across the St. Catherine University Chemistry Curriculum. $15,000. PI. 2014.

Enzymatic and Chemical Synthesis of Strained Ring Containing Proteins and Oligonucleotides for use in Tetrazine Cycloaddition. Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement. $35,000. PI. 2012.

Hamilton Syringe Grant. Hamilton Syringe Corporation. $1,000. 2012.

Labeling of Proteins and DNA with Strained Ring Functionality for Use in Bioorthogonal Reactions. Large 3M grant. $30,995. PI. 2011.

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. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. $5,800. PI. 2011.

MRI Consortium: Acquisition of a Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer for a Regional PUI Molecular Structure Facility.” National Science Foundation. $201,787. Co-PI. 2011.

Janzen, Daron, Lange, Kayla A., Wollack, James W. Ammonium hydrogen bis[4-(2-phenyl-2H-tetrazol-5-yl)benzoate] IUCrData (2016). 1, x161570

Janzen, Daron; Crepeau, Laura E.; Hageseth, Benjamin D., Wollack, James W. Bis(2-nitrophenyl)methane. Acta Cryst. E. (2014), E70, O859.

Dozier, Johnathan; Khatwani, Santoshkumar; Wollack, James W.; Wang, Yen-Chih; Schmidt-Dannert, Claudia; Distefano, Mark D. Engineering Protein Farnesyltransferase for Enzymatic Protein Labeling Applications. Bioconjugate Chemistry. (2014), 25(7), 1203-1212.

Wollack, James; Monson, Benjamin J.; Dozier, Johnathan K.; Dalluge, Joseph, J.; Poss, Kristina, Hilderbrand, Scott A.; Distefano, Mark D. Site-Specific Labeling of Proteins and Peptides with Trans-cyclooctene Containing Handles Capable of Tetrazine Ligation. Chemical Biology and Drug Design. (2014), 84(2), 140-147.

Her, Brenda; Jones, Alexandra; Wollack, James W. A Three Step Synthesis of Benzoyl Peroxide. Journal of Chemical Education. (2014), 91 (9), 1491-1494.

Book

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

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