Doug E. Frantz, Ph.D.
Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry
Areas of Specialization
- Asymmetric Catalysis
- Heterocyclic Synthesis
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Physical Organic Chemistry
- Process Chemistry
Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry; Texas A&M University
B.S. in Chemistry; Stephen F. Austin State University
The centralized theme of research in my lab involves the application and development of new synthetic methodology in organic chemistry that can provide new avenues of chemical reactivity while keeping practicality as a viable and equally important goal. Many of the reactions we develop are mediated by late-transition metals catalysts that are fine-tuned through the use of real-time quantitative techniques allowing us to rapidly screen new reactions and parameters with unparalleled efficiency in academia. Furthermore, my lab is also involved with several medicinal chemistry programs aimed at developing new small molecule probes towards studying the mechanisms of stem cell differentiation. Students in my lab learn techniques in synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical organic chemistry and drug discovery and development.