innovations in bioactive small molecule synthesis


C-H functionalization

We are currently investigating new catalytic strategies
for the selective modification of C–H bonds in complex molecules, to enable  precision molecular editing  
as a drug discovery strategy.

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heterocycles: methods and targets

Nitrogen-containing heterocyclic are common in pharmaceuticals and are a defining feature of alkaloid natural products. We seek to develop fundamentally new synthetic approaches with broad applicability.

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recent News

Logan Gets a job

The lab's second PhD graduate, Dr. Logan Combee, has accepted a position in the Encoded Library Technology group at GSK. Congratulations Logan!

Kohl's Award

Undergraduate Kohl Ratkovich has won a Harrison Award for his work on pharmaceutically-relevant heterocycle synthesis. Congratulations Kohl!

candidacy exams

Second-year PhD students Anna, Ethan, and Yubo have all passed their candidacy exams. Congratulations!