Croatt Research Group
The Croatt Research Group
The goal of my research group is to creatively design approaches to solve problems of significant synthetic, material, environmental, and medicinal natures. To optimally do so, my group works on the design and development of new reactions that provide core structures of medicinal leads utilizing either novel access to reactive intermediates or unexplored cycloaddition components. Medicinal chemistry projects in the group focus on the step-economical synthesis of analogs of medicinally significant molecules to probe and potentially improve the properties of the parent molecule. An additional project in my group is the conversion of renewable resources into fuels and chemical feedstocks that are currently synthesized or isolated from nonrenewable sources. Collectively, these projects adequately illustrate the solutions to problems that my group will be involved with and their potential applications in society.
News & Updates
3/7/14 - Mitch was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Arts & Sciences!
12/13/13 - Congrats to Dipti for graduating with her BS in Biochemistry!
11/13/13 - Congrats to Rupa for receiving the George T. Barthalmus Undergraduate Research Grant!
10/10/13 - Congrats to Manahil for successfully defending her proposal today.
9/9/13 – Congrats to Dempsey and Daniel for their recent publication in the Journal of Visualized Experiments! We posted that video on our publication page for all to see.
7/25/13 – Congrats to Kristen for successfully defending her Masters Thesis today! She is off to get her PhD in Chemistry at Purdue University.