Research Interests

The main research areas are briefly described below:

Synthesis of bioactive molecules & utilization of chemical biology

This area of research is aimed at using synthetic chemistry for the synthesis of biologically active natural products and their analogues.

The development of novel synthetic methodology

This thrust involves the utilization of organometallic based methodology for the synthesis of small molecules.

Medicinal chemistry involving cancer and infectious diseases

A number of projects involve the use of natural products as structural muses for the development of new anti-cancer agents. In addition, synthetic modification of natural products has also been performed. Other areas of medicinal interest include tubulin, TOPO1/2 and kinase inhibitors.

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