Karl Scheidt, PhD
Professor, Chemistry; Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
The Scheidt laboratory is interested in two main areas of research: the design of new catalytic reactions, and the synthesis of natural products that possess important bioactivity. In the area of reaction development, our investigations currently focus on organocatalytic and multicomponent catalysis. A second important aspect of our research is the synthesis of complex molecules with significant anti-tumor properties. Dr. Scheidt's current goals in this area focus on the synthesis and biological evaluation of promising natural products and related analogs. The study of these newly discovered compounds will advance the understanding of the mechanisms of cancer and how small molecules can be harnessed to generate new cancer chemotherapies.