Synthesis of Complex, Bioactive Natural Products

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November 29, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sterling Chemistry Laboratory (SCL), Room 160 See map
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Join Yale Chemistry for a Bristol Meyers Squibb Organic Chemistry Seminar with Chris Vanderwal, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, and a student coffee talk at 3:00 p.m. in SCL 111.

The Vanderwal lab comprises a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate researchers, postdoctoral associates, and visiting scholars, primarily engaged in strategy-guided synthesis of complex, biologically interesting natural products.
Prototypical projects focus on designing and executing short syntheses of bioactive targets, with the goal of also accessing focused analogues for basic SAR studies. Ideally, information gathered from those studies will inform the synthesis of chemical probe molecules to unearth novel mechanisms of action. Since the founding of the lab over 15 years ago, The lab’s research has led to concise syntheses and collaborative biological studies of complex alkaloids, terpenoids, and polyhalogenated natural products. The Vanderwal lab has also engaged in new methods development, investigations of novel chemical scaffolds, biosynthesis experiments, and discovery of previously unseen biochemical interactions.

Faculty Host: Seth Herzon

This seminar is generously sponsored by Bristol Meyers Squibb.

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