UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Stacey Stoffregen
Stacey Stoffregen

Stacey Stoffregen

Assistant Professor

Chemistry
Office: 257 Centennial Science Hall
Phone: 715-425-3209

Email: stacey.stoffregen@uwrf.edu

Education:

PhD Iowa State University 2007
BA St. Olaf College 2002

Teaching:

University of Wisconsin-River Falls-Assistant Professor (2008-present)
Macalester College-Visiting Assistant Professor (2007-2008)
Iowa State University-Instructor (2006-2007)

 

Courses Taught:

231 Organic Chemistry
236 Organic Chemistry Lab

Publications:

Stoffregen S. A., Heying M., and Jenks W. S. S,C-sulfonium ylides from thiophenes: Potential carbene precursors. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2007, 129, 15746-15747.

Stoffregen S. A., McCulla R. D., Wilson R., Cercone S., Miller J., and Jenks W. S. Sulfur and selenium ylide bond enthalpies.The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2007, 72, 8235-8242.

Stoffregen S. A., Vecchi P. A., Ellern A., and Angelici, R. J. A new approach to the stabilization of dibenzothiophene (DBT) coordination to metals: studies of (η5-C5H4CH2Ph)Ru(CO)21(S)-DBT)+. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2007, 360, 1711-1716. 

Stoffregen S. A., Griffin A. K. K., and Kostic; N. M. Thioether complexes of palladium(II) and platinum(II) as artificial peptidases: residue-selective peptide cleavage by a palladium(II) complex. Inorganic Chemistry 2005, 44, 8899-8907.

Recent Poster Presentations:

Computational estimates of energy barriers to pyramidal inversion of sulfur ylides. Richards C., Stoffregen S. A., Jenks W. S. National American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans LA, 4/08

Computational investigation of the photochemical deoxygenation of thiophene-S-oxide and selenophene-Se-oxide. Stoffregen S. A., Dickerson P., Jenks W. S. Inter-American Photochemical Society Winter Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, 1/08

Unique platforms for the photolytic productions of carbenes. Heying M., Stoffregen S. A., Jenks W. S. Inter-American Photochemical Society Winter Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, 1/08

Correlation of thiophene-S-oxide and selenophene-Se-oxide excited states with deoxygenation products. Stoffregen S. A., Heying M. J., Dickerson P., Jenks W. S. National American Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, 3/07

Sulfur and selenium ylide bond strengths: A computational study. McCulla R. D., Stoffregen S. A., Wilson R., Cercone S., Miller J., Jenks, W. S. National American Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, 3/07

Photochemical adventures with substituted thiophene-S-oxides. Heying M. J., Nag M., Stoffregen S. A., Jenks W. S. National American Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, 3/07

Background:

Stacey Stoffregen is an organic and inorganic chemist. She is a recent arrival to the department (Fall 2008) and teaches courses in organic chemistry. Stacey grew up in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, went to St. Olaf College, then spent five years in Ames, Iowa where she pursued her graduate studies and served as an instructor of general chemistry at Iowa State University. Since leaving Ames, Stacey served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Macalester College where she taught general chemistry, organic chemistry, and organic photochemistry. 

Stacey has a background in the design of synthetic peptidases and in the photochemical reactivity and computational modeling of sulfur ylides. She continues to pursue her interests in both areas of chemistry.

She has a wonderful family, including her husband Bill, her daughter Heidi, and her two dogs, Kip and Oskar. Bill is a veterinary pathologist who works for Boston Scientific. Heidi is a beautiful baby who was born in August of 2008. Kip is a brilliant eleven-year-old blue heeler/Samoyed mix. Oskar is an excitable three-year-old border collie mix. The entire family enjoys cross-country skiing, gardening (the dogs do the digging!), camping, and hiking.