The Sammakia Group, February 2018: Blake Ocampo, Chance Brandt, Garrett Cairo, Tarek Sammakia, Justin Moritz, Ethan Miller, Matthew Farmer, Logan Beck.
The Sammakia group is interested in the organic synthesis, broadly defined. We study the total synthesis of natural products, the development of new methods and catalysts for organic synthesis, mechanistic features of reactions that proceed with high levels of selectivity, and the use of organic synthesis as a probe for problems in chemical biology. Often times, a single project will incorporate aspects of all these interests. A few projects, representative of our approach to organic synthesis, are described below.
We currently have no postdoctoral openings.