"Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by attacking back"

In this regard students in our research group explore new aspects spanning the range of synthetic organic chemistry as it interfaces with biology. They become skilled in various state-of-the-art techniques for structure determination, purification, and characterization, including daily application of high-field NMR, mass spectrometry, amino acid analysis, and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). X-ray crystallography and computer modeling are further tools that play a role in some of this research.