Dr. Wang's research is focused on developing novel approaches to discover bioactive small-molecule probes. Specifically, we are working on : 1. bio-inspired synthesis and annotation of natural product-like libraries , and 2. structure-based design of small-molecule probes for epigenetics studies.
structure-based drug design, chemical epigenetics, gold catalysis, asymmetric synthesis, rational design, small-molecule probes, diversity synthesis, targeted synthesis, assay development, animal disease models, chemical proteomics, high-throughput screening
CHEM 3311 - Organic Chemistry 1
Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
Intended primarily for nonmajors. Topics include structure and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and aromatic molecules; nomenclature of organic compounds; stereochemistry; reaction mechanisms and dynamics. Department enforced corequisite: CHEM 3321 or CHEM 3361. Degree credit not granted for this course and CHEM 3451.
CHEM 5311 - Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Lect. Surveys synthetic transformations emphasizing important functional group transformations and carbon-carbon, bond-forming reactions. Required of all organic chemistry graduate students. Department enforced prerequisite: one year of organic chemistry or graduate standing.
CHEM 6301 - Seminar in Organic Chemistry
Fall 2018 / Fall 2020
Discussions principally concerned with recent literature in organic chemistry. Required of all organic chemistry graduate students.