Muchalski Research Group at Fresno State

We are organic chemistry research group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Fresno. We aim to discover and develop new reactions for more efficient and sustainable synthesis of agrochemicals, medicines, and materials.

We are always looking for motivated undergraduate and post-baccalaureate student researchers. Learn more about research opportunities in the HMLab.

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Group photo (AY23-24 Spring; left to right): Chelsea Lim, Some Random Guy, Isabella Garcia, Joseph Bernardo, Jacqueline Aguilar, Jorge Aguilar (no, they are not related), Kiersten Friesen, Ani Abajian, Jason Datsko, Mariah Sadeddin.

Recent News

2024-05-09 Awards, recognitions, and bittersweet farewells. Best of luck to Class of ‘24: Isabella, Ani, and Franklin.

2024-04-10 Isabella Garcia is the Department Nominee for 2024 Dean’s Medal. Mariah was awarded Kenneth Chan Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations to Isabella and Mariah!

2024-04-05 Strong representation from the HMLab at the 45th Central California Research Symposium. Angelia, Karen, Ani, Jason, Jorge, and Isabella presented their work. Poster by Karen and Ani was selected as Outstanding Poster Presentation. Talk by Jason was recognized as UCSF Outstanding Graduate Oral Presentation. Congratulations!

2024-03-20 Hubert’s role on the Committee for Professional Training is highlighted in a profile on the ACS website.

2024-03-06 Group alumnus, Kirubel Mamo, co-authored a paper in the Journal of Organic Chemistry on preparation of anti-HIV drug. Way to go, Kirubel!

2024-01-17 AY 23-24 Spring semester begins and we have new students joining the group. Warm welcome to Angelia, Carlo, Chelsea, and Mariah. Also, Jorge is back (he never really left), now a student in the MS program.

2023-08-21 AY 23-24 Fall semester begins.

2023-08-01 Jeremy secures employment as a chemist in the private sector. Congratulations!

2023-06-26 Hubert goes back to the bench to work on catalytic reactions in water in the labs of prof. Bruce Lipshutz at UC Santa Barbara. Support from NSF ROA award is warmly acknowledged.

2023-06-13 Hubert reports on his efforts to infuse more green chemistry into organic chemistry laboratory curriculum at the 2023 Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Long Beach, CA.

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