The Power of Chemistry

Foci of the Ellman Laboratory

The ability to rapidly and efficiently synthesize new chemical matter provides unlimited opportunities to discover and develop compounds with incredibly diverse properties and applications ranging from new materials to pharmaceutical agents. The Ellman laboratory seeks to contribute to the incredible opportunities provided by chemical synthesis through the design and development of efficient and general new methods for achieving essential bond connections. The Ellman lab also is engaged in the design and synthesis of compounds that potently and selectively interact with specific biomolecular targets to define their biological roles and provide starting points for drug development.