Organic Chemistry Faculty

Core Faculty

» These faculty have primary appointments in the chemistry department.

Robert K. Boeckman, Jr.

Marshall D. Gates, Jr. Professor of Chemistry

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

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Joseph P. Dinnocenzo

Professor of Chemistry

Mechanistic and Physical Organic Chemistry

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Rudi Fasan

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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Alison J. Frontier

Professor of Chemistry

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

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Joshua L. Goodman

Professor of Chemistry

Mechanistic Organic Chemistry

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Bradley L. Nilsson

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Peptide self-assembly, amyloid peptides, amyloid-inspired materials, bioorganic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry

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Daniel J. Weix

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Organic methods development, transition-metal catalyzed reactions, organometallic chemistry, and mechanism.

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Research Professors

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

Frank Hal Ebetino

Research Professor

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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Samir Farid

Research Professor

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.

Andrew S. Kende

C. F. Houghton Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Strategy and Tactics in Organic Synthesis

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William H. Saunders, Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

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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