Faculty – Organic
Eugene Chen - ProfessorPh.D., University of Massachusetts970-491-5609 / firstname.lastname@example.orgPolymer Chemistry, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and CatalysisBioplastics from renewable feedstocks, biomass conversion into chemicals and fuels, metal-catalyzed stereospecific and asymmetric polymerizations, Lewis pair polymerization, organopolymerization catalysis, precision polymer synthesis, polymer photovoltaics
Debbie Crans - ProfessorPh.D., Harvard University970-491-7635 / Debbie.Crans@colostate.eduBioinorganic, Bioorganic, Physical Organic Chemistries, with focuses on characterization of menaquinone metabolism and ihibition of electron transport in tuberculosis bacteria, vanadium containing anti-diabetic and anti-malarial compounds, microemulsion drug-membrane interaction studies, copper (II) amyloid-beta and peptide complexation studies, and spectroscopic techniques including 1D and 2D NMR, EPR, fluorescence and IR.
Nick Fisk - Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological EngineeringPh.D., University of Wisconsin970-491-4115 / Nick.Fisk@colostate.eduMy research involves expanding the genetic code to include specifically reactive amino acids and using these types of non-natural amino acids to construct branched proteins and control the physical properties of protein assemblies.
Alan Kennan - Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison970-491-6046 / Alan.Kennan@colostate.eduPeptide/Protein Recognition and DesignMolecular recognition, self-assembly, development of novel biological recognition motifs, construction of synthetic receptors for small molecules of biological interest, design of catalytic peptides.
Andrew McNally - Assistant ProfessorPh. D. The University of Cambridge970-491-6782 / email@example.comOrganic synthesis and catalysisSynthetic chemistry, development of new catalytic reactions, transformation of renewable and abundant resources into value-added products, catalytic asymmetric processes.
Brian McNaughton - Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyPh.D., University of Rochester970-491-7060 / Brian.McNaughton@ColoState.eduMacromolecular engineering, evolution, and discoveryThe use of engineering, high-throughput screening, and evolution to expand the scope and utility of proteins and assembled protein nanoreagents in catalysis, drug discovery, and intracellular drug delivery.
Yian Shi - ProfessorPh.D., Stanford University970-491-7424 / Yian.Shi@colostate.eduOrganic and biological chemistry, new synthetic methodology, synthesis of chemically and biologically interesting natural products and study of their molecular mechanisms of action, study of enzymatic reaction mechanisms and development of therapeutic agents.
Robert Williams - University Distinguished ProfessorPh.D., Massachutsetts Institute of Technology970-491-6747 / Robert.Williams@colostate.eduSynthesis of natural products of biomedical significance and development of synthetic methodology for the construction of complex target molecules, design and synthesis of active site activated irreversible enzyme inhibitors, asymmetric synthesis of of alpha-amino acids, mechanism of action studies on anti-tumor drugs and antibiotics, oxidative cleavage and cross-linking of DNA, total synthesis and biogenesis of mycotoxic indole alkaloids from fungi, taxol biosynthesis, design and synthesis of antibiotics for drug-resistant microbial diseases, molecular biology and protein bioichemistry.