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Research within our group is focused at the frontiers of organic synthesis, both in terms of new reaction design, and in the synthesis of complex naturally occurring molecules. The rich interplay between these two sub-disciplines has been instrumental in driving forward the limits of our chemical knowledge and in defining new fields of research, such as chemical biology.

Recent years have seen an explosion of scientific discoveries stemming from meaningful interdisciplinary, collaborative research: Organic synthesis has been, and will continue to be, at the heart of many of these endeavors.

Recent Group News

Congratulations to Changwu and Igor, whose enantioselective total synthesis of maoecrystal V was recently accepted for publication at J. Am. Chem. Soc.

Regan has been awarded a Novartis Chemistry Lectureship for 2015/2016 and will have the opportunity to present the group's research at several of Novartis's sites around the world.

Reed Larson successfully defended his PhD thesis on the total synthesis of GB17. He is now a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Dean Toste at UC Berkeley. Well done, Dr. Larson!