We design new catalytic transformations for the synthesis of complex molecules and investigate the activation mechanisms of transition metal precatalysts.
Chemistry Research Groups
We study the connections between messenger RNA translation and cellular identity using mouse embryonic stem cells as a model system.
The LaRiviere group is interested in fundamental aspects of ribosome metabolism in eukaryotes. Specifically, we are investigating ribosome assembly and turnover in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
The Tuchler group studies the use of counterintuitive Bayesian (Inferential) statistics to interpret the quantum world of atoms and molecules. Another area of interest in the Tuchler group involves pedagogical applications of Computational methods in Chemistry.
The Uffelman group performs imaging and standoff chemical analysis on paintings and other cultural heritage objects.