Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Organic Chemistry

Ting Wang Lab

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Research in the Wang group is focused on the development of new synthetic methods for natural product synthesis. Of particular interest are the discovery of new synthetic strategies via visible light photocatalysis and cooperative catalysis, and their applications in the synthesis of small molecules, peptides, and proteins.

Zhang Wang Lab

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Our new research group at SUNY-Albany focus on important questions in synthetic organic chemistry. We aim to develop catalytic asymmetric organic reactions using environmentally benign reagents and catalysts. These organic reactions can serve as key reactions in the synthesis of medicinally important agents. A second field we are interested in is the total synthesis of natural products with intriguing structures and important biological activities, such as neurotrophic lycopodium alkaloids. We aim to achieve concise total syntheses via unique bond disconnections. We hope medicinal chemistry will benefit from our research achievements.

Royzen Lab

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The Royzen Research Group is interested in developing new synthetic and imaging tools for RNA research

Rabi Musah Research Group

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The underlying theme of studies in the Musah research lab is in the mechanisms by which the redox versatility of sulfur is exploited by Nature to solve challenging issues in the chemical biology of plants and some viruses. The development of spectroscopic and mass spectrometric tools and methods that can be used to probe reactions involving organosulfur species are also of interest, as the tracking of organosulfur reaction intermediates presents unique challenges not often encountered with other elements.

Eric Block Research Group

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Block's group is very actively involved in an area broadly described as Allium chemistry, e.g. the analysis, isolation, spectroscopy, synthetic and mechanistic organosulfur chemistry, clinical trials of garlic supplements, development of garlic- and onion-oil based pesticides and other applied work on onion, garlic and related, economically important plants including the little studied ramps (Allium tricoccum).

Welch Research Group

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Research interests: organic chemistry, anti-mycobacterial agents, genetically engineered materials, and transition metal complex chemistry