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, Kayla

Jun 2017
Several group members will attend the 2017 National Organic Symposium in Davis, CA. We look forwarded to meeting new people and talking science! Please come by our posters if you will be there.

Our synthesis of ilicicolinic acid was highlighted on! Have a look at our paper and the highlight!
May 2017
Jenny received a Freud Graduate Research Fellowship – Congrats, Jenny!
Apr 2017
Congrats to Kayla Storme who has received a LASURI award to support her research in the group!

Hamza and Adrian presented at the UIC Student Research Forum – Excellent research this year!!
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!