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
10/3/15 - Congrats to Elena for publishing her work to help with some new and interesting natural products in Tetrahedron! The Croatt Group is very excited to co-author this paper with Dr. Wani, the co-discoverer of both taxol and camptothecin!
9/29/15 - Congrats to Lara for publishing her work on resorcylic acid lactones in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry!
8/1/15 - Welcome to Mohammed who starts as a postdoc in the Croatt Group!
7/31/15 - Congrats to Manahil for successfully defending her thesis! We wish her the best!
6/12/15 - Congrats to Lara for successfully defending her thesis! She is the first Croatt Group Member to earn her doctorate! We wish her luck with her new academic position in Jordan!
5/8/15 - Congrats to Buthainah, Laura, and Maxwell for earning their BS degrees! The Croatt Group earned many awards and scholarships including Maxwell earning the ACS Organic Division Undergrad Award, Lara earning the Forrester Award (Top PhD student in Dept), Chris earning the Anderson Award (Top Junior in Dept), and Christina, Laura, and Buthainah all earned Departmental Scholarships.