Postdoctoral Associates

Matthias Göhl


Matthias was born and raised in Franconian Switzerland, which is apparently in Germany. He wanted to include a link to the google page (here you go), to try to convince everyone to visit. Since his early days, Matthias has always had a fascination with beetles and what makes them tick, so he applied to the Seifert and Schobert laboratories at the University of Bayreuth to conduct undergraduate research. There, he investigated the alkaloids found within his precious beetles. After a while, Matthias realized that beetles are creepy and began investigating drimane derived meroterpenes instead. Matthias joined the Vanderwal group as a postdoctoral researcher in 2017, and has made it his mission to bring beakers back into style.

Matthias enjoys 1,4-additions more than anything else in the world. Go ahead, ask him.

Vincenzo Ramella

Some may ask the question, what is a Vincenzo? In our case he is a PostDoc with mixed European heritage. He was born in Altstätten and grew up in Widnau, Switzerland. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Basel and conducted his PhD work at  the university of Münster under Armido Studer working on palladium-catalyzed difunctionalization and arylation of heteroarenes. Vincenzo is still a European enigma to most lab members, and despite being Italian he was suspiciously invested in the German Soccer team. He says his last name is Ramella but it’s actually Pepperrroni (said in an Italian accent), and although he is quickly assimilating himself into American culture by yelling at inanimate objects (mostly his TLCs) and playing Dungeons and Dragons, which he thinks will give him ‘California street cred.’ His hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, and yelling. We still do not know what a Vincenzo is.