Group News:

July 31, 2020
Congratulations to Chuck and Dr. Burtea, who just published their work on determining the absolute configuration of cyclic amines with the Competing Enantioselective Conversion method! Read more about their work in the publications section. 

February 18, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Sunshine Burns on successfully defending his PhD. thesis! Dr. Burns will be moving on to work at Johnson and Johnson as a senior scientist in medicinal chemsitry. 

February 6, 2020
We welcome our three new first-year students: Kha Nguyen, Jessica Pazienza, and Matthew Duong. Welcome to the lab!!

December 10, 2019
Congratulations to Sunshine, Chuck, and Paul on publishing their work on a new crystallographic method! The method employs osmium tetraoxide to form highly crystalline derivative of olefin substrates.
You can view their work on our publications page. 

September 9, 2019
Congratulations to Burtea and Jacob on publishing their work on the total synthesis of Himeradine A. The synthesis follows the proposed biosynthesis to form 5 bonds and 4 rings in a single step! You can view their work on our publications page. 

August 13, 2019
Congratulations to Sunshine on publishing his total synthesis of Illisimonin A in JACS!! The synthesis features a silacycle templated intramolecular Diels–Alder, a semi-pinacol shift to secure a trans-pentalene, and a late stage C-H oxidation. Excellent work. 

June 21, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Alex Burtea for successfully defending his thesis! He will soon start clapping and saying yolo at Pfizer. We will miss you. 

May 29, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Block for successfully defending her thesis! Sarah will be leaving us to work at CW Analytical. Good luck Sarah!

December 4, 2018
The Rychnovsky group welcomes four new first year students. Welcome to the group Bryant, Nick, Paul, and Sadie! 

September 7, 2018
Congratulations to Burtea for "yoloing" the total synthesis of Kujounin A2. You can check out his new paper here

June 26, 2018
Congratulations to Jacob, Renzo, Greg and Alex Burtea on their new paper on the second-generation synthesis of (+)-Fastigiatine! You can find the paper here.

June 25, 2018
Congratulations to Sunshine on his new paper in Organic Letters! This collaborative publication uses the CEC method to assign the configuration of alcohols derived from the Ir-catalyzed allylation of acetylenic aldehydes. You can read more about this work here.

May 24, 2018
Congrats to Sarah on her new paper in Analytical Chem on MS-cleavable cysteine-reactive chemical cross-linkers!! Check out her work here.

February 9, 2018
Congratulations to Sunshine for his new paper in JOC, using the CEC method to assign absolute configuration of secondary alcohols bearing electron withdrawing groups. Good work!! You can find the paper here.

December 10, 2017
The Rychnovsky group welcomes new graduate students Chuck Dooley and Leah Salituro. Welcome to the group!

August 15, 2017
Congratulations to Sarah for her new paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, using her cross-linkers to probe biological responses to oxidative stress. Check it out at here.

August 1, 2017
Congratulations to Alex Burtea for his recent paper in Organic Letters on determining the absolute configuration of cyclic amines. Check this paper out aquí.

May 16, 2017
Congrats to Sunshine on his recent paper in Organic Letters on determining the absolute configuration of beta-chiral primary alcohols. Take a peek.