Jason Pflueger has been awarded the 2010 Perkin Scholarship.
Jason is a senior majoring in chemistry at Columbia University. He has had internships with Professors John Porco at Boston University and James Leighton at Columbia University while in high school and has been working for Professor Scott Snyder at Columbia since the spring of 2008.
As a member of the Snyder group, Jason is pursuing the total synthesis of natural products derived from resveratrol and will be applying to graduate school in the autumn to pursue a PhD in chemistry. Jason is the President of The Chandler Society for Undergraduate Chemistry at Columbia, and is also a recipient of a 2010 American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Outside the lab, Jason is a member of Columbia's Quiz Bowl team and plays the saxophone in the Columbia University Wind Ensemble and the Columbia Summer Winds.