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Organic Chemistry Ph.D. Program

About the Organic Chemistry Program

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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
  • Isolation of natural products
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Organometallics
  • Synthesis of natural products
  • Synthetic methodology

Check out recent publications by our students.

Jackson Gartman

“The Organic Chemistry Program at UT Southwestern is highly specialized in organic synthesis and organic materials development. All of the professors in our departments are highly trained experts in the field who eagerly pass on that information to students during classes and laboratory practices.”

Jackson Gartman

Organic Chemistry Graduate Program

Annie Yang Heble

“Even though my background is in chemistry, I have learned a tremendous amount of basic biological science. I believe UT Southwestern really trains you to be a well-rounded scientist overall, which will help you be more successful in the next step of your career and make you stand out.”

Annie Yang Heble

Organic Chemistry Graduate Program

 
 

Meet the Chair

Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Graduate School: California Institute of Technology, 2006
Postdoctoral Training: Columbia University
uttam.tambar@utsouthwestern.edu

“Our objective is to produce students who are independent scientists, capable of tackling the most important problems in chemistry and biology.” – Read Dr. Tambar’s full message.

Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.