The Donahue Research Group is focused on the investigation of new reactions for the formation of carbon-nitrogen bonds to construct complex molecular structures.
The overarching goal of our research program is to investigate and utilize new organic reactions for the creation of carbon-nitrogen bonds. Since nitrogen is an important element in many pharmaceutical drugs, we are interested in synthesizing complex motifs typically found in naturally occurring molecules.
Crucial to meeting our research goals, the group conducts research in our lab while being trained in a variety of synthetic organic techniques and analytical instrumentation.
The research laboratory is an exciting place to be! This is not your typical office by any means. The lab is a place where we construct new molecules with interesting molecular architectures using synthetic reactions.