Department of Chemistry
A headshot of Justine deGruyter

Justine deGruyter

Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3355

P: 979-458-7239

Current Activities

Dr. deGruyter currently teaches CHEM 227: Organic Chemistry I. Her research interests center on Chemical Education, with particular focus on classroom innovation and the role of psychological safety in promoting student success. She is an impassioned advocate for underrepresented minority students and is staunchly committed to the notion that chemistry should be accessible to—and enjoyable for—all students.

Educational Background

Postdoctoral, Texas A&M University

Ph.D., Scripps Research

B.S., New Mexico State University

Selected Publications

  • Vantourout, J. C.; Adusumalli, S. R.; Knouse, K. W.; Flood, D.; Padial, N. M.; Israte, A.; Maziarz, K.; deGruyter, J. N.; Merchant, R. R.; Ramirez, A.; Qiao, J.; Schmidt, M. A.; Deery, M. J.; Eastgate, M. D.; Dawson, P. E.; Bernardes, G. J. L.; Baran, P. S. Serine selective bioconjugation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 17236. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c05595.
  • Kawamata, Y.; Vantourout, J. C.; Hickey, D. P.; Bai, P.; Chen, L.; Hou, Q.; Qiao, W.; Barman, K.; Edwards, M. A.; Garrido-Castro, A. F.; deGruyter, J. N.; Nakamura, H.; Knouse, K. W.; Qin, C.; Clay, K. J.; Bao, D.; Li, C.; Starr, J. T.; Garcia-Irizarry, C.; Sach, N.; White, H. S.; Neurock, M.; Minteer, S. D.; Baran, P. S. Electrochemically driven, Ni-catalyzed aryl amination: Scope, mechanism, and applications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 6392. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b01886.
  • Kingston, C.; Wallace, M.; Allentoff, A. J.; deGruyter, J. N.; Chen, J.; Gong, S.; Bonacorsi, S. Jr.; Baran, P. S. Direct carbon isotope exchange through decarboxylative carboxylation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 774. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b12035.
  • Smith, J. M.; Dixon, J. A.; deGruyter, J. N.; Baran, P. S. Alkyl sulfinates: Radical precursors enabling drug discovery. J. Med. Chem. 2019, 62, 2256. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.8b01303.
  • Ni, S.; Garrido-Castro, A. F.; Merchant, R. R.; deGruyter, J. N.; Schmitt, D. C.; Mousseau, J. J.; Gallego, G. M.; Yang, S.; Collins, M. R.; Qiao, J. X.; Yeung, K.-S.; Langley, D. R.; Poss, M. A.; Scola, P. M.; Ewing, W. R.; Qin, T.; Baran, P. S. A general amino acid synthesis enabled by innate radical cross-coupling. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 14560. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201809310.