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Oleg V. Larionov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: BSE 4.117
Phone: (210) 458-6050

Lab website:

Areas of Specialization

» Enantioselective catalysis
» Medicinal chemistry
» Synthesis of biologically active natural products


Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry; Göttingen University, Germany
M.Sc. in Chemistry; Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


Research Interests

The research in my group spans methodology and complex molecule synthesis. In this context, the development of novel selective and efficient reactions will be followed by their implementation in the total synthesis of biologically active natural products and analogs, with a special focus on compounds targeting cancer. In our search for new reactions we strive to develop catalytic and generally applicable processes with potential to streamline present day synthetic approaches and solve their long-standing problems. In total synthesis we accentuate brevity, efficiency and flexibility in generation of molecular complexity.



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