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Thomas Bertolini

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Ph.D. 2001, University of California, San Diego
Office: SGM 310
Phone: 213-740-3257
Fax: 213-740-2701



Dr. Thomas Bertolini obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from University of California, San Diego in 2001. His graduate work focused on synthetic modifications to phorbol esters (the most powerful tumor promoters known to man) and Fischer carbene-mediated cyclizations. Dr. Bertolini taught chemistry for four years at University of California, Irvine and worked in the biotechnology industry before coming to USC. His interests include chemical education and curriculum development.

Selected publications

1.Zhou, Y.; Bertolini, T.M.; Li, L.-S. Methylbenzo[1,2,4]thiadiazine 1-Oxide Derivatives. U.S. Application No. 12/121,928, filed May 16, 2008.
2.Zhou, Y.; Chow, C.; Murphy, D.E.; Sun, Z.; Bertolini, T.M.; Froelich, J.M.; Webber, S.E.; Hermann, T.; Wall, D. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2008, 18, 3369-3375.
3.Li, L.-S.; Zhou, Y.; Murphy, D.E.; Stankovic, N.; Zhao, J.; Dragovich, P.S.; Bertolini, T.M.; Sun, Z.; Ayida, B.K.; Tran, C.V.; Ruebsam, F.; Webber, S.E.; Shah, A.M.; Tsan, M.; Showalter, R.E.; Patel, R.; Lebrun, L.A.; Bartowski, D.M.; Nolan, T.G.; Norris, D.A.; Kamran, R.; Brooks, J.; Sergeeva, M.V.; Kirkovsky, L.; Zhao, Q.; Kissinger, C.R. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2008, 18, 3446-3455.
4.Sergeeva, M.V.; Zhou, Y.; Bartowski, D.M.; Nolan, T.G.; Norris, D.A.; Okamoto, E.; Kirkovsky, L.; Kamran, R.; Lebrun, L.A.; Tsan, M.; Patel, R.; Shah, A.M.; Lardy, M.; Gobbi, A.; Li, L.-S.; Zhao, J.; Bertolini, T.M.; Stankovic, N.; Sun, Z.; Murphy, D.E.; Webber, S.E.; Dragovich, P.S. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2008, 18, 3421-3426.
5.Murphy, D.E.; Dragovich, P.S.; Ayida, B.K.; Bertolini, T.M.; Li, L.-S.; Ruebsam, F.; Stankovic, N.; Sun, Z.; Zhao, J.; Zhou, Y. Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 811-815.
6.Li, L.-S.; Zhou, Y.; Zhao, J.; Dragovich, P.S.; Stankovic, N.; Bertolini, T.M.; Murphy, D.E.; Sun, Z.; Tran, C.V.; Ayida, B.K.; Ruebsam, F.; Webber, S.E. Synthesis 2007, 3301-3308.
7.Zhou, Y.; Li, L.-S.; Webber, S.; Ayida, B.; Bertolini, T.; Sun, Z.; Zhao, J.; Stankovic, N.; Patel, R.; Li, R.; LeBrun, L.; Kamran, R.; Sergeeva, M.; Bartkowski, D.; Khandurina, J. Antiviral Research 2007, 74, A51-A52.
8.Dragovich, P.S.; Bertolini, T.M.; Ayida, B.K.; Li, L.-S.; Murphy, D.E.; Ruebsam, F.; Sun, Z.; Zhou, Y. Tetrahedron 2007, 63, 1154-1161.
9.Bertolini, T.M., Tran, P.D. J. Chem. Ed. 2006, 83, 590.
10.Bertolini, T.M., Giorgione, J., Newton, A.C., Harvey, D.F. J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 5028-5036.
11.Bertolini, T.M., Nguyen, Q.H., Harvey, D.F. J. Org. Chem. 2002, 67, 8675-8678.
12.Bertolini, T.M. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2002, 110, 715-717.
13.Bertolini, T.M. J. Chem. Ed. 2002, 79, 828.

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