Pettus Organic Group


No faculty member alive would refuse to accept a “good” student.   The problem is there are fewer and fewer “good” students.   Students pursue the synthesis of molecules of biological importance. Graduate students typically begin with a synthetic methods project before moving on to a natural product synthesis by their 2nd or 3rd year.  Most graduate students finish their Ph.D. within 5-6 years earning 4-5 publications and aim for eventual employment as organic chemists in academics or the pharmaceutical industry. 

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