Amy Solinski

Graduate student(joined 2016)

Email: amy.solinski(@emory@edu)

Twitter: @AmySolinski

Project: Synthesis and Biological Investigation of Oral Microbiome Antibiotics

Bio: Amy received her B.S in Chemistry at The College of New Jersey under the advisement of Dr. David Hunt. There she worked on a methodology project that studied the unexpected aromatization reaction involving various diol starting material. She joined the Wuest Lab in December 2015 and began working on two oral microbiome inhibitor projects: carolacton and honokiol. Other than her lab work she enjoys planning outreach events that bring science programing to elementary and middle schools in underprivileged areas.

Outside of lab she enjoys spending time with friends and family and she likes to attempt to keep a regular gym schedule. She has started to learn to cook and loves making fresh homemade pasta. But most of all she enjoys playing Catan with her housemates, even though she is currently last in the 2018 tournament. 


  1. Solinski, A.E.; Ochoa, C.; Lee, Y-E.; Paniak, T.; Kozlowski, M.C.*; Wuest, W.M.* “Honokiol-Inspired Analogs as Inhibitors of Oral Bacteria” ACS Infectious Diseases 2018 ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00178
  2. Solinski, A.E.; Koval, A.B.; Brzozowski, R.S.; Morrison, K.R.; Fraboni, A.J.; Carson, C.E.; Eshraghi A.R.; Zhou, G.; Quivery, R.G.; Voelz, V.A.; Buttaro, B.A.; Wuest. W.M.* “Diverted Total Synthesis of Carolacton-Inspired Analogs Yields Three Distinct Phenotypes in Streptococcus mutans Biofilms” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017 139, 7188. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03879
  3. DeAngelis, R.; Solinski, A. E.; Hunt, D.A. An unexpected aromatization reaction during the preparation of 1,2-cyclohexanedione ethers,” Org. Commun. 201710, 1-5.