Do you want to do chemistry that is good and beautiful, green and clever? Do you dream of making molecules no one has ever made before or to make chemicals in a new way? Join us! We are developing eco-friendly reactions to rapidly create organic molecules in surprising ways: new bonds, new rings, and more! Some of our targets have antibiotic properties or are analogs of medicinal drugs. We collaborate with process chemists at a pharmaceutical company and with biologists at a local university to ensure our chemistry is impactful.
Essay prompt (please address the following in 1-2 paragraphs):
- What interests you in the project?
- What experience do you have with organic chemistry or laboratory research?
- What do you hope to get out of this research experience? What are your career goals?
You will get to be part of a fun research group, planning research strategies, learning new lab techniques, making brand-new molecules, characterizing your products with a variety of instrumental methods (NMR, IR, MS, TLC, UV-Vis, possibly X-ray), and communicating your results informally and formally. It is very good preparation for graduate school or similar endeavors.