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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

It's been a good year for some of our collaborative projects. Check out the recent publications with the Schaus lab on enantioselective catalysis involving transient diazene species, as well as the exciting work we've been doing with the Geiger lab on the chemistry of terpenes in the atmosphere.