Organic Chemistry Ph.D. Program
About the Organic Chemistry Program
The Organic Chemistry Graduate Program is designed to prepare students to address emerging research opportunities at the crossroads of modern chemistry, biological chemistry, and materials science as it relates to problems of biomedical importance.
Students participate in dynamic research led by faculty that are world leaders in the field of chemistry and experience the satisfaction of making original contributions to the advancement of chemistry and related disciplines. Students in the program benefit from working collaboratively across disciplines to solve complex health challenges, a hallmark of an education at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Top-Notch Facilities and Advanced Research
UT Southwestern has world-class facilities for modern chemistry, including four high-field NMR systems devoted to small molecules.
Research projects focus on topics at the forefronts of synthetic and mechanistic chemistry, chemical biology, and discovery biology.
Areas of research include:
- Asymmetric catalysis
- Medicinal chemistry
- Synthesis of natural products
- Synthetic methodology
- Chemical biology
Check out recent publications by our students.
“At UT Southwestern, I found a unique organic chemistry program with exceptional professors, passionate about organic synthesis, chemical reactivity, reaction development as well as medicinal chemistry. ”
“The professors here are not only absolutely brilliant, but they ensure the students receive individualized attention. They hold us to high standards, as they want us to learn as much as possible, but it is also evident that they care about us personally, and want us to succeed.”
“Outstanding faculty, more focused research without TA work, collaboration with biochemists and medicinal chemists and a high stipend are all key factors that are attractive to prospective students.”
Meet the Program Director
Contact the Graduate School
Arnaldo Diaz Vazquez, Ph.D.