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Organic Chemistry

  • Natural Products
  • Synthetic Methodology
  • Organic Materials
  • Asymmetric Catalysis
  • Organometallic
  • Medicinal Chemistry


Cynthia Burrows
Nucleic acid chemistry focusing on oxidative DNA damage, photochemistry of nucleic acids, and single molecule studies of modified DNA in protein nanopores.

Charles B. Grissom
Biochemical, organic, and cell biology methods to develop new methods to target cancer drugs; fluorescent diagnostic agents to cancer cells.

Jennifer Heemstra
Investigating the modification and engineering of nucleic acids for applications in biosensing and imaging.

Ryan Looper
Development of strategies and methods for the synthesis of complex molecules as leads for biomedical discovery.

Janis Louie
Discovery and development of transition metal-mediated reactions for the catalytic construction of structurally complex small molecules and polymeric materials.

Joel S. Miller
Preparing and studying new magnetic materials based on molecular inorganic, organometallic, and organic chemistry.

C. Dale Poulter
Studies of enzymes in the isoprenoid biosynthetic pathway using tools in organic chemistry, structural biology, and molecular biology.

Jon D. Rainier
Development of organic and organometallic reactions and the use of these reactions in the chemical synthesis of biologically important molecules.

Matthew S. Sigman
Discovery and development of practical catalysts for use in organic synthesis and enantioselective reactions.

Peter J. Stang
Supramolecular chemistry. Nanoscale molecular architectures, metallacyclic polygons and polyhedra via coordination. Crystal engineering. Iodonium chemistry. Reactive Intermediates.

Ilya Zharov
Nanoporous materials, functional organic and hybrid organic/inorganic materials, nanoparticles, surface chemistry, dendrimers, anti-cancer agents, self-assembly, molecular recognition.


  • Contemporary Organic Synthesis I, II, & III
  • Organic Spectroscopy I & II
  • Organometallic Chemistry I & II
  • Physical Organic Chemistry I, II, & III
Last Updated: 7/28/16