Group News

January 2023

Congrats to Dr. Joseph Tassone (PhD, Stradiotto group, NSERC PDF Ellman group-Yale) for securing a research scientist position at Incyte (Wilmington, DE).

December 2022

Our collaborative paper (with Paraza Pharma) entitled "Nickel-Catalyzed N-Arylation of Sulfinamides: A Comparative Study versus Analogous Sulfonamide Cross-Couplings" is accepted to Organometallics for the joint issue with OPRD on Advances and Applications in Catalysis with Earth-Abundant Metals. Congrats to Connor!

Our paper entitled "Nickel-Catalyzed N-Arylation of Optically Pure Amino Acid Esters with Activated (Hetero)aryl Electrophiles" is accepted to Can. J. Chem. - Invited contribution as an Award Lecture submission, Rio Tinto Award, Canadian Society for Chemistry. Congrats Joseph, Travis...and Mark!

Congrats to Connor for an outstanding MSc defence - well done!


November 2022

Our paper entitled "Bisphosphine/Nickel-Catalyzed C-O Cross-Coupling of Phenols with Chloropyridine and Related Electrophiles" is accepted to Organic Letters - congrats to Nick and Ryan!

Mark gives a remote seminar to the AstraZeneca-Sweden Research and Development team (Mölndal, Sweden).

Mark gives an in-person seminar at the Universite de Montreal.


October 2022

Our paper entitled "Comparative Screening of DalPhos/Ni Catalysts in C-N Cross-couplings of (Hetero)aryl Chlorides Enables Development of Aminopyrazole Cross-couplings with Amine Base" is accepted to Chem. Eur. J. - congrats to Nicole, Kathleen, and SamF!


September 2022

Welcome to Mike Cotnam (MSc student), Peter Fox (PhD student), Samantha Knight (Honours student), and Jonathan Choi (experiential learning student) - great to have you in the group!


May 2022

Our collaborative paper with Trent Ashton (Walter and Elizabeth Hall Institute, Australia) entitled "Nickel-Catalyzed C-N Cross-Coupling of 4-Chloro-1,8-naphthalimides and Bulky, Primary Alkylamines at Room Temperature" is accepted to J. Org. Chem. - congrats to Joseph and Travis!

Mark gives a plenary virtual lecture "Made-In-The-Maritimes’ Solution to Sustainably Assembling Pharmaceuticals" at the ChemCon Undergraduate Research Conference.

Mark travels to Scotland to give an invited presentation at the Canada-UK Joint Symposium on Coordination Chemistry.


March 2022

Congrats to Ryan McGuire for an outstanding PhD defence - Dr. McGuire is off work at Treeline Biosciences (Cambridge, MA).

Our paper entitled "Organic Base Enabled Nickel-Catalyzed Mono-a-Arylation of Feedstock Solvents" Is accepted to Chem. Eur. J. - congrats to Josh and Ryan!

Mark gives an invited virtual seminar at Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ridgefield, CT


February 2022

Our collaborative paper (with Paraza Pharma) entitled "Mapping ‘Dual-Base’-Enabled Ni-Catalyzed Aryl Amidations: Application in the Synthesis of 4-Quinolones" appears in Angewandte Chemie. Congrats to Ryan, Travis, and Josh!


January 2022

Our collaborative paper with Prof. Erin Johnson entitled "Identification of a Nitrenoid Reductive Elimination Pathway in Nickel-Catalyzed C-N Cross-Coupling" is accepted to ACS Catalysis - congrats to Connor, Ryan, and Sam D.!


September 2021

Welcome to Dr. Tim Anderson who joins the Stradiotto group as postdoctoral researcher, and Justin Field who joins the Stradiotto group as an undergraduate researcher 


August 2021

Congrats to Connor and Josh on winning Departmental Awards in recognition of their excellent performance in teaching and research!

Welcome to Nicole Martinek, who joins the Stradiotto group as an MSc student


July 2021

Our paper entitled "CgPhen-DalPhos Enables the Nickel-Catalyzed O-Arylation of Tertiary Alcohols with (Hetero)Aryl Electrophiles" is accepted to ACS Catalysis - congrats to Kathleen and Ryan

Mark gives an invited virtual lecture to scientists at the Université Lyon 1, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Villeurbanne, France)

June 2021

Our paper entitled "Structural and Reactivity Comparisons of JosiPhos CyPF-Cy and a Simplified Variant (“CyPBn-Cy”) in Nickel-Catalyzed C(sp2)-N Cross-Couplings" is accepted to Organometallics - congrats to Nick and Joseph

Mark secures two NSERC Alliance Grants with industrial partners (Paraza Pharma Inc., and Bayer AG)


May 2021

Mark receives the Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies "Distinguished Service Award" for the mentoring and training of graduate students and for the development of innovative programming

Mark gives an invited virtual lecture to scientists at the Walter and Elizabeth Hall Institute (WEHI) (Parkville, Victoria, Australia)

Mark gives an invited virtual lecture to scientists Merck (Cambridge, MA, USA)


April 2021

Congrats to Kathleen and Nick for winning NSERC graduate scholarships!

Welcome to Dr. Karlee Bamford, who joins the group as an NSERC PDF!


February 2021

Mark is awarded the Canadian Society for Chemistry Rio Tinto Award, for "distinguished contributions to the field of inorganic chemistry in Canada"

Our collaborative paper (with Paraza Pharma) entitled "Nickel-Catalyzed N-Arylation of Fluoroalkylamines" appears in Angewandte Chemie. For an article highlighting the synthetic utility, see: Synfacts 2021, 17(02):0179.


January 2021

Our paper entitled "Nickel-Catalyzed N-Arylation of Amides with (Hetero)aryl Electrophiles using a DBU/NaTFA Dual-Base System" is accepted to Synlett as an invited contribution to the cluster on modern nickel catalysis.

Recent Stradiotto group PhD graduate, Dr. Joseph Tassone, is awarded an NSERC PDF and has taken up this position at Yale University with Prof. Jon Ellman. Congrats Joseph!

Ryan McGuire (NSERC-CGSD student) is awarded an NSERC-Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement for a planned internship with Prof. Ruben Martin (Spain) in the fall of 2021. Congrats!