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Teaching with a high level of enthusiasm, clarity, and patience is the foundation of my instruction. These traits should create a receptive audience and ultimately lead students to fulfill or exceed their potential. The major goal of my instruction is to provide every student with comprehensive knowledge and an enthusiasm for the subject which they did not expect.
My research interests lie in the synthesis of chemical structures with application to practical issues. Our targets are diverse and include enzyme inhibitors, vitamin oxidants, and nanotechnology precursors. My research projects include:
- Synthesis of dibrominated polyaromatic compounds to fabricate graphene nanoribbons of defined edge and width;
- Understanding the mechanism and products of Vitamin B6 oxidation;
- Synthesis of analogs and inhibitors of the enzyme NicF;
- Synthesis of lithium metal chelators through polyketide-patterned THF rings.
For more information, visit the Chemistry Student Research page.