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Research in our group involves several areas of synthetic organic chemistry, including transition metal catalysis, radical chemistry, and natural product synthesis.

For highlights from our research program see our publications page.

We are particularly interested in developing new bond-forming reactions that solve specific problems en route to biologically active target molecules and ultimately improve synthetic efficiency. We view the novel transformations discovered during our synthetic efforts as uniquely suited to wide-reaching problems in complex molecule synthesis.

Some particular areas of active research include bond forming reactions remote to functional groups, transition metal-catalyzed radical reactions, novel halogenation methods, and natural product total synthesis.

Members of our group will gain experience with a wide variety of chemical transformations, synthetic procedures, and analytical techniques. In addition, co-workers will learn to develop new reactions and design efficient multi-step synthetic routes to target molecules.