Organic Chemistry Faculty

Core Faculty

These faculty have primary appointments in the Chemistry Department.

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Boeckman, Robert K., Jr.

Marshall D. Gates, Jr. Professor of Chemistry
Associate Editor for the Journal of Organic Chemistry | (585) 275-4229
451 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Total synthesis of alkaloids, terpenes, antibiotics, and antitumor agents; development of new synthetic methodology; applications of con­formational theory

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Dinnocenzo, Joseph P.

Professor of Chemistry | (585) 275-8351
463 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Mechanistic and physical organic chemistry

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Fasan, Rudi

Associate Professor of Chemistry | (585) 273-3504
416 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Bioorganic chemistry, biocatalysis, chemical biology; macrocyclic peptide inhibitors of protein-protein interactions; metalloenzyme design and engineering; chemoenzymatic synthesis

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Frontier, Alison J.

Professor of Chemistry | (585) 275-2568
414 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Synthetic organic chemistry; synthesis of bioactive natural products; pericyclic reactions; asymmetric catalysis; cationic cascades

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Goodman, Joshua L.

Professor of Chemistry | (585) 275-4891
460 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Mechanistic Organic Chemistry

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Nilsson, Bradley L.

Associate Professor of Chemistry | (585) 276-3053
417 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Peptide self-assembly; amyloid peptides; amyloid-inspired materials; bioorganic chemistry; supramolecular chemistry

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Weix, Daniel J.

Associate Professor of Chemistry | (585) 275-8383
412 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Organic methods development; transition-metal catalyzed reactions; organometallic chemistry; mechanism

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Research Professors

Research professors do not accept graduate students, but have active research programs within the department.

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Ebetino, Frank Hal

Professor of Chemistry, Research | (513) 532-4084

Interests: Medicinal chemistry and drug design, including bisphosphonates and bone targeted drugs for arthritis and cancer, receptor agonists/antagonists, and epigenetic enzyme inhibitors

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Farid, Samir

Professor of Chemistry, Research | (585) 275-8398
220E Hutchison Hall

Interests: Photo-induced Electron Transfer Reactions

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Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus faculty no longer teach courses or graduate students, but many are still active contributors to the intellectual life of the department, serving as co-advisors, mentors, and running research programs.

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Kende, Andrew S.

Charles F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus | (585) 275-4231

Interests: Strategy and Tactics in Organic Synthesis

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Saunders, William H., Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry | (585) 275-4231

Interests: Physical organic chemistry: mechanisms of elimination reactions; isotope effects and isotopic tracers in the study of organic reaction mechanisms; proton transfers; ab initio and vbscf calculations