Organic and bioorganic chemistry at OSU is a vibrant and exciting program
We offer a flexible Ph.D. curriculum in which the coursework and research projects are tailored to the student's interests. In addition, many of the research groups have joint projects and combined meetings that foster additional interactions and interdisciplinary training.
Our faculty have wide-ranging interests including the discovery and total synthesis of biologically active natural products, study of new asymmetric methods in organic synthesis, computational studies of organic reaction mechanisms & selectivities, evaluation of drug leads, the probing of the biosynthetic and metabolic pathways and organotransition metal chemistry for the development of new catalytic transformations. Short descriptions of each faculty member's research interests are listed below.