Dmitry Shabashov obtained his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Riga Technical University in 2001 followed by a MS degree in 2004. He joined Prof. Daugulis’ group at the University of Houston in 2005. His PhD work involved auxiliary-directed arylation of sp3 carbon-hydrogen bonds. He graduated in 2010 and is currently a Senior Production Scientist at MilliporeSigma in Miamisburg, Ohio.