Sarah E. Reisman

Professor of Chemistry; Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute; Executive Officer for Chemistry
Contact information for Sarah E. Reisman
Contact Method Value
Mail Code: MC 101-20
Office: 301B Schlinger
Phone: 626-395-6044
Email: reisman@​
B.A., Connecticut College, 2001; Ph.D., Yale University, 2006. Caltech, 2008-; Executive Officer
Research Areas: Chemistry

Research Interests

Synthetic organic chemistry; Natural product total synthesis; Asymmetric catalysis

Assistant: Lynne Martinez

Sarah Reisman was born and raised in Bar Harbor, Maine. She attended Connecticut College in New London, CT, where she developed a passion for organic synthesis working in the laboratory of Prof. Timo Ovaska, and graduated with honors in 2001. In the fall of that year, Sarah enrolled in graduate studies at Yale University and joined the research group of Prof. John Wood. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry in 2006; her thesis detailed the total synthesis of the natural product welwitindolinone A isonitrile. For her postdoctoral work, Sarah pursued studies in the field of asymmetric catalysis as an NIH fellow, working with Prof. Eric Jacobsen at Harvard University.

The Reisman Laboratory conducts research in the field of natural product synthesis, with an emphasis on the development of new synthetic methods that facilitate the construction of complex molecules.