Gilbertson Group


Our group works on the development of new catalytic and organic reactions. We also focus on the use of target and diversity orientated synthesis in drug discovery. We are developing methods for the parallel synthesis of small molecules to facilitate their screening for biological activity. We carry out the total synthsis of biologically important natural products with the goal of synthesizing derivatives of those structures.

In collaboration with biologists in the Houston region, we have been active developing molecules in a wide variety of areas included neuroscience, antibacterials and cancer.