Research in our group spans from pure chemistry (synthesis and mechanism) to applied chemistry (in biology and medicine) and generally, but not always, focuses on the reactions of radicals. We design new reactions, synthesize new molecules and use them to explore the role of radicals in many contexts - from hydrocarbon oxidation to cell death -

and develop strategies to control their reactivity. Check out some of our recent work highlighted below to see 

examples of what we are interested in and get in touch with Derek to learn about the group's current efforts!

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BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS

SUPEROXIDE  USED TO 

COMBAT

CELL DEATH

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020,142, 14331 

We collaborate with excellent research groups around the world to provide complementary expertise and maximize the impact of our work across traditional disciplines. Current/recent collaborators include:

Kivanc Birsoy (Rockefeller, USA)

Marcus Conrad (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany)

Scott Dixon (Stanford, USA)

Corey Stephenson (Michigan, USA)

Armido Studer (Münster, Germany)

John Toscano (Johns Hopkins, USA)