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
4/17/14 - Dr. Croatt received a Candace Bernard and Robert Glickman Dean's Professorship! This Professorship is for junior faculty and honors the Croatt Group's research productivity.
4/15/14 - Congratulations to Daniel, Dipti, and Sommayah for each being accepted into multiple graduate schools. Daniel will be pursuing his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Michigan and Dipti will be pursuing her PhD in Biochemistry at NC State. Sommayah is still making her decision.
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.