Sam Mckinnon


I’m from Memphis, TN. I began my undergraduate research in the CCHF under Dr. Colleen Scott at Mississippi State University. After starting my graduate studies at Emory, I joined the Davies lab where I am currently working on harnessing intermolecular interactions to control site selectivity in Dirhodium catalyzed transformations.


sam [dot] andrew [dot] mckinnon [at] emory [dot] edu


  1. Wei, B., Sharland, J. C., Lin, P., Wilkerson-Hill, S. M., Fullilove, F. A., McKinnon, S., … & Davies, H. M. In Situ Kinetic Studies of Rh (II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Cyclopropanation with Low Catalyst Loadings. ACS Catalysis, 2020,10, 1161-1170.
  2. Scott, C. N.; Bisen, M. D.; Stemer, D. M.; Mckinnon, S.; Luscombe, C. K. Direct Arylation Polycondensation of 2,5-Dithienylsilole with a Series of Difluorobenzodiimine-Based Electron Acceptors. Macromolecules 2017, 50 (12), 4623–4628.