Duncan Wardrop

    Email Address: wardropd@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Chemistry
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 4446 SES M/C 111 Phone: 3551035
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Synthesis of Natural Products; Medicinal Chemistry

    Nature provides organic chemists with a never-ending stream of structurally complex target molecules; in addition to providing useful leads in the development of therapeutic agents, these intrinsically beautiful molecules frequently represent a challenge to existing synthetic methods. Work in our laboratory is focused on organic synthesis and specifically, on the development of new strategies and methods for the efficient synthesis of highly functionalized natural products and compounds with useful pharmacological properties.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 12

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Completion of CHEM 232 and 234

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Under the supervision of a graduate student, students will work in the laboratory, where they will plan, set up and run various organic reactions. Responsibilities will include monitoring, purifying and analyzing the outcome of these reactions. Given the labor intensive nature of organic synthesis, student must be willing to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week to research. Successful students have previously come from a range of backgrounds, including chemistry, pre-pharmacy and chemical engineering majors.

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