Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Yulia Sevryugina received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the Saint-Petersburg State University in Russia in 2001. She then went on State University of NY at Albany, obtaining her M.S. in College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering in 2003 and Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2007. While at SUNY Albany, Yulia was the recipient of the Lawrence and Marie Shore Graduate Scholarship in the Life Sciences as well as Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer Award and Bruker/MIT poster prize. Following a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. M. Frederick Hawthorne at the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine at the University of Missouri, she joined the faculty in 2010.


Yulia Sevryugina

Yulia V. Sevryugina

(573) 882-0382

Research Area

Nano-medicine and Structural Chemistry

Research Interests:

Our group research interests are focused on discovery and design of new boron-based pharmaceuticals. We combine synthetic chemistry and protein crystallography to address problems at the interface of chemistry and biology. Our interests also include structural chemistry of small boron clusters to reveal the relation between their structure and functions as molecular motors or wires.


B.S./M. S., St.-Petersburg State University, St.-Petersburg, Russia, 2001
Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY, 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, 2007–2009


2006 Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer Award
The 2006 Lawrence and Marie Shore Graduate Scholarship in the Life Sciences
ACA Student Travel Grant, 2006 Annual ACA Meeting, Honolulu, HI
Bruker/MIT poster prize, 10th Bruker-AXS/MIT Symposium, MIT, Boston, 2006
ACS DIC Student Travel Award, 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, 2005

Selected Publications

  1. Novel Approach to Aminocarboranes by Mild Amidation of Selected Iodo-Carboranes. Y. Sevryugina, R. L. Julius, M. F. Hawthorne, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 10627–10634.

  2. Breaking Infinite Cu(I) Carboxylate Helix Held by Cuprophilicity into Discrete Cun Fragments (n = 6, 4, 2).Y. Sevryugina, M. A. Petrukhina. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem20082, 191-195.
  3. Corannulene “Hub” Carbon Coordination by Ru2(O2C(3,5-CF3)2C6H3)2(CO)5. M. A. Petrukhina, Y. Sevryugina, A. Yu. Rogachev, E. A. Jackson, L. T. Scott. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  200645, 7208-7210.
  4. X-Ray and DFT Structural Study of Penta-tBu-Corannulene, C40H50. Y. Sevryugina, A. Yu. Rogachev, M. A. Petrukhina, E. A. Jackson, L. T. Scott. J. Org. Chem200671, 6615-6618