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Welcome to the Mohr Group!
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We are a research group specializing in synthetic organic chemistry. Our research focuses on reaction discovery, methodology development, mechanistic study, and natural product total synthesis.
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From Left to Right: Justin, Jenny, Gena, Meng, Drew, Xiaohong, Xiaoguang, Nabeelah, Yuanlin

Not pictured: Corey, Jason, Sun, Hamza

News
Jan 2017
The lab has been earned a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation!!! This will provide funding for our research for the next few years as well as enable our group to continue outreach efforts promoting science learning. Thanks to all of the hard work of our lab members! (Here is a press release highlighting the two NSF CAREER Awards for UIC Chemistry this year)
Dec 2016
Meng's manuscript on V-catalyzed halogenation has been accepted in Tetrahedron! See our publications page for more information. Well done, Meng!

Xiaoguang Liu (Ph. D.) and Sun Choi (B. Sc.) participated in winter graduation ceremonies! Congrats to both of you!
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Nov 2016
JT travels to Chengdu, China to visit Southwest University for Nationalities, Southwest Petroleum University, and Sichuan University. Thanks to all those who helped organize and host the trip – A fantastic experience and the beginning of international partnerships!
Sep 2016
Gena's work on the synthesis of farnesylated resorcinol natural products has been accepted to Org. Lett.! See our publications page for details. Great work, Gena!
June 2016
Our paper on Mn-mediated oxidative coupling has been published in Org. Lett.! See our publications page for details. Great work Xiaoguang and Xiaohong!

We welcome two undergraduate researchers to the lab – Kayla Storme and Reggie Holifield!

Congratulations to Dr. Xiaoguang Liu – the first student to earn a Ph.D. in the Mohr group!
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May 2016
Our paper on Cu-catalyzed enone alkylation has been accepted to J. Am. Chem. Soc.! See our publications page for details. Congrats to Xiaohong and Xiaoguang!!!

Corey passed his prelim exam – way to go!
Apr 2016
Hamza Saifuddin received a LASURI award to support his research during the next academic year. Congratulations, Hamza!

Xiaoguang & Xiaohong won a poster award for their recent presentation at the 33rd H. C. Brown Lectures – Way to go!!

Congratulation to Sun for earning a Herbert E. Paaren Summer Research Award!

Jenny was awarded a scholarship from the Anhelo Project – Congratulations!

Sun and Jason presented at the UIC Student Research Forum – Great work!!
Mar 2016
New group logo – Thanks, Sun!
Feb 2016
Group alumnus Nate Hausfater has accepted a position at Neogen – Good luck, Nate!
Jan 2016
Our new paper on regioselective dienolate amination has been accepted! See our publications page for details. Congrats to Xiaoguang and Xiaohong!

Our full paper on halo resorcinol synthesis has been accepted! Take a look at our publications page. The article will appear in a special issue honoring Prof. Neil Garg. Well done Xiaohong, Xiaoguang, and Jenny!

JT was a judge for the middle school science fair at St. Joseph School! Super projects and lots of fun!
Dec 2015
Our latest paper on Mn-mediated cycloadditions has been accepted! Check out our publications page for details. Congrats to Xiaoguang and Xiaohong!

JT was a judge for the middle school science fair at the Mark T. Skinner West School! Great work from all of the participants!
Oct 2015
JT visited the first graders at the Joseph Sears School to talk about what a chemist does. It was fun to see so many enthusiastic aspiring scientists!
Aug 2015
Undergraduate co-workers Sun Choi and Hamza Saiffudin join the lab and begin new research projects. Welcome!
Jul 2015
Group alumnus Drew Bauman takes a position at AbbVie – Good luck, Drew!

Our latest paper dealing with Cu-catalyzed sulfone formation is online! Check out our publications page for details. Congrats to Xiaoguang and Xiaohong!

JT will speak at the Chicago Organic Symposium – If you are in the Chicago area, please register to attend this day-long event!
Jun 2015
Several lab members will be attending the National Organic Symposium in Maryland – If you see us, please stop by and say hello!