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Organic Chemistry Faculty

Program Chair

Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.
Uttam Tambar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Synthesis of complex biologically active natural products, and development of new tandem methodologies

Faculty

Chuo Chen, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Interests: Research Interests: Natural product synthesis, synthetic methodology development, small molecule library synthesis, and chemical biology

Chuo Chen, Ph.D.
Jef De Brabander, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Interests: Synthesis of natural products and other molecular architectures and interrogation of their mode-of-action using molecular pharmacology and biochemistry

Jef De Brabander, Ph.D.
Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Synthesis of carbohydrate analogs, photocrosslinking chemistry, analytical chemistry of glycocojugates

Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.
Jacques Lux, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Bioresponsive nanomaterials for in vivo detection and therapy; targeted and activatable ultrasound (US) agents for the detection of inflammation and cancer

Jacques Lux, Ph.D.
Joseph Ready, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Interests: Discovery and application of new chemical reactions; total synthesis of complex molecules

Joseph Ready, Ph.D.
Daniel Siegwart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Polymer and materials chemistry, drug and gene delivery, RNAi, biomedical imaging, detection and treatment of cancer

Daniel Siegwart, Ph.D.
Myles Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Bioactive natural product synthesis; asymmetric catalysis; cancer biology

Myles Smith, Ph.D.
Tian Qin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Synthetic methodology, bioactive molecules, total synthesis, natural products

Tian Qin, Ph.D.

Associate Members

These faculty members do not accept graduate students. They participate in teaching, co-mentoring, exam and dissertation committees, and all other program responsibilities.