Bioorganic chemistry 


Research in the Wipf Group focuses on the total synthesis of natural products, organometallic and heterocyclic chemistry, combinatorial, medicinal and computational chemistry. At the center of this research program is the study of chemical reactivity and the use of synthesis to augment the chemical toolbox and develop new therapeutic strategies. A major emphasis involves the efficient preparation of polyfunctionalized nitrogen-containing building blocks for biological screening and natural product target-directed synthesis. The discovery of fundamentally new reaction pathways is stimulated by exploratory studies of transition metal complexes, in particular zirconocenes.




PhD 1987,University of Z├╝rich, Switzerland

Postdoctoral Training

1988-1990, University of Virginia


Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
Parkman Avenue, CSC 1301
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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