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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

    • Professor of Chemistry

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    Interests: Organic chemistry and chemoenzymatic synthesis; asymmetric biocatalysis; protein engineering; bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology

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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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    Kennedy, C. Rose

    • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    • (Starting with UR Chemistry Dept. in January 2020)

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    Interests: Catalysis & Synthetic Methods, Organometallic Chemistry, Mechanistic & Physical 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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