Research Goals

The overarching theme of my research program is to exploit various dynamic processes of boron to develop new organic transformations. My group has previously demonstrated several new organic transformations, which include a re-investigation of a classic reaction, the development of the first method for titrating boron trihalides, and a cyclization method for the preparation of benzofurans.   This work laid a strong foundation for several ongoing research projections.  Fundamentally, I run a “make and measure” research laboratory where undergraduate students develop diverse skills in organic synthesis, modern analytical techniques, and biochemical processes. Detailed project descriptions of ongoing projects and involvement of undergraduates may be found HERE.

Prior Work

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