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Organic Chemistry Faculty

  • Core Faculty
  • Cluster Affiliated Faculty
  • Research Professors
  • Instructional Faculty
  • Emeritus 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

    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

    Interests: Mechanistic and physical organic chemistry

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    Fasan, Rudi

    • Associate Professor of Chemistry

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    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

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    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

    Interests: Mechanistic Organic Chemistry

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    Nilsson, Bradley L.

    • Associate Professor of Chemistry

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

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    Paradine, Shauna

    • Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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    Interests: Organic Chemistry and Organometallic Chemistry

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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

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    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

    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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    Saunders, William H., Jr.

    • Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

    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

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