Bioorganic Chemistry

Design and synthesize small organic functional molecules for understanding and controlling biological systems. Build a strong foundation of modern synthetic organic chemistry strategies, including stereoselective, enantioselective, and asymmetric methods.  Through lectures and literature studies, explore a range of mechanisms of catalytic reactions controlling reaction pathways and molecular interactions essential in organic reactions and in the design and synthesis of catalysts, functional small organic molecules, and protein conjugates.

Prerequisites or Prior Knowledge

Requires undergraduate organic chemistry or biochemistry.