Research in organic chemistry at Emory addresses a broad array of fundamental problems, including investigations at the frontiers of organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, bioorganic chemistry and materials science. Specific research areas include the discovery of new reactions including the invention of new methods for asymmetric catalysis, the development of novel strategies for the total synthesis of a wide array of bioactive natural products, the design of new organometallic reagents and catalysts, and the development of potent new medicinal agents.

Research is carried out in a dynamic environment that includes collaborations with researchers in the School of Medicine and the Emerson Center for Scientific Computation to further our understanding of molecular reactivity in organic, organometallic, and biological systems.

*Groups marked with an asterisk are accepting graduate students.

Research Groups

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organic synthesis, catalysis, organometallic, reaction development
"inventing reactions and revolutionizing synthetic strategy"

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C-H functionalization, asymmetric catalysis, drug discovery
"we aim to make organic molecules faster, cleaner, cheaper"

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chemical biology, self-assembly, supramolecular chemistry
"biomolecules can do amazing things"

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catalysis, medicinal chemistry
"we develop new chemistry to solve important problems"

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molecular synthetic science, catalysis
"we make tools for molecular manipulation used in drug design"

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HIV/AIDS, medicinal, synthetic organic, catalysis, drug discovery
"discovering new drugs to address unmet medical needs"

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chemical synthesis, organometallics, catalysis, natural products
"we make chemical products more efficiently using new synthetic strategies"

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total synthesis, chemical biology, antibiotic development
"slaying superbugs one antibiotic at a time

Research Service Centers

Mass Spectrometry