Hanson Research Group

Paul Hanson Group
Back Row (Left to Right): Jung Ho Jun**, Arghya Ganguly, Saqib Faisal, Pradip Maity**, Moon Young Hur, Salim Javed, Mahipal Bodugam**, Naeem Asad, Soma Maitra, Cornelius Ndi

Front Row (Left to Right): Paul Hanson, Taylor Atkinson*, Andie Cassity, Agnes Brandhofer***, Joanna Loh, Anna Diepenbrock*, Patrick Kearney^

*Undergraduate student, **Post doctoral fellow, ***Visiting Scholar, ^Collaborator

July 2014


The Hanson group has an ongoing interest in the development of novel methods for the design and synthesis of diverse S- and P-heterocycles as potential small molecule drug probes/leads. Utilizing a diversity-oriented synthesis (DOS) approach in combination with a variety metrics (bioinformatics), a number of protocols have been recently developed to access collections of diverse S-heterocycles, namely sultams.

In addition, current studies seek to probe the scope of phosphate-tether technology through its application to the total synthesis of several complex, small molecule targets, and in the hopes of generating a suite of practical synthetic tools, studies will also include the development of a variety of new tether systems for potential use in the synthesis of biologically relevant molecules.

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