Cedric Lozano, G1
California born and raised, Cedric can't seem to say goodbye to the Golden State. After growing up on the beaches of Orange County, biking around town and practicing his serves at the tennis court, he ventured north to study at the University of San Francisco. Initially interested in becoming a physician, Cedric decided to pursue synthetic organic chemistry research after a summer fellowship in our lab investigating nickel-catalyzed reductive cross-couplings. After graduating in 2018, Cedric worked as a research associate at the Institute of Neurogenerative Diseases at UCSF, broadening the scope of C–N cross-coupling reactions under the guidance of Dr. Nick Paras. Back in Pasadena at last, Cedric is ready to tackle synthesis and find some more tennis partners.