Garg Research Group

Natural Product Synthesis & Reaction Discovery


    Research in the Garg Laboratory is directed toward the development of synthetic strategies and methods that enable the synthesis of complex bioactive molecules.  Our methodological interests lie primarily in the areas of transition-metal catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of unconventional phenol-based electrophiles and tactics for the preparation of functionalized heterocycles.  These efforts have facilitated syntheses of the drugs flurbiprofen and zyvox, in addition to the natural products aspidophylline A, physovenine, debromoflustramine B, indolactam V, and N-methylwelwitindolinone C isothiocyanate.