Chem 308: Organic Chemistry II
This is an introductory organic chemistry course offered to students who have completed Organic Chem I (Chem 307). Studying reaction mechanisms and effectively using visual thinking and spatial learning skills are key to success.
Chem 482 / 582: Chemical Biology
Chemical biology is an exciting, rapidly emerging field that combines the knowledge and techniques in synthetic chemistry and biology. This multidisciplinary field aims to investigate complex biological systems and to advance biotechnology and medicine through the use of smart molecular designs. In this course, the fundamentals (both theory and technique) of chemical biology research are covered using the contemporary scientific literature. It is offered to both undergraduate students (Chem 482) and graduate students (Chem 582).
2019 – We were delighted to host Emmanuel F. R. Iglesias from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
Emmanuel and Bryan
He also won an award for his research at the 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conferences. Congrats Emmanuel!
2018 – It was a joy to work with Thaybeth from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She was our first RISE student!
Anton, Bhavya, Tushar, Thaybeth, Enver, Bryan, Hsu-Chun, Kyle
Our lab is proud to work with the American Chemical Society to provide research experience to high school students.
2023 – Maha Akther (left) and Naiya Bharvad (right) work on the purification of chemically modified ATP for bioimaging applications. They also worked on miRNA diagnostics and learned a number of new techniques. Congratulations for a productive and successful summer research!
2022 – Mei Kim, who we enjoyed working with over the summer, successfully completed her research training on lipid chemistry. We wish Mei the very best for her future studies.
2019 – It was a pleasure to mentor two students, Aisha Mansoor and Muhammad Sharaf. All the best with your future endeavors.
2018 – We thank our first high schooler, Anton Krotenok, for his efforts in the lab. He is a real STEM enthusiast – way to go!
Visual arts and nature-inspired chemistry help the young minds view science from an artistic angle. By sharing the pallet of our colorful chemistry and describing thought provoking chemical processes, we aim to raise interest in STEM.