Our research interests are in the development of novel synthetic methods and the total synthesis of biologically relevant natural products. By developing robust methodologies, particularly those involving catalysis, we seek to streamline access to the complex architectures found within natural products, as well as, core structural motifs that are of interest to both medicinal and synthetic chemists.
Shannon Weaver joins us this summer after completing her studies in chemistry at ODU and Kellen McGuire joins us this summer from Heidelberg University after completing his studies in biochemistry. Welcome to the group Shannon and Kellen!
Congratulations to Stephonda who was admitted as one of four students into ODU’s M-MARC program this spring. Stephonda will begin research this summer on developing new natural product-based organometallic complexes for medicinal chemistry applications!
Congratulations to Robert! Robert was awarded an American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for his proposed title: “New Methods Employing Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis to Synthesize Biologically Important Nitrogen Heterocycles” and will support his efforts this summer. He will present his research findings at a poster session this September at Pfizer’s R&D site in Groton, Connecticut. To learn more about the ACS SURF program and Robert’s Fellowship click HERE.
Congratulations to Olivia and Kosta! Olivia and Kosta’s undergraduate research project, which is focused on developing selective, metal-free methods for the oxidation of sulfur-containing compounds has been selected for funding by the ODU Perry Honors College and Office of Research to support their efforts this summer and over the next year!