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

We have openings for motivated undergraduate and post-baccalaureate student researchers in our laboratory. Learn more…

Recent News

2021-08-16 The University Committees and Leadership concluded a 6-year long investigation and concluded that it is worth keeping Dr. Muchalski around and promote him.

2021-06-01 Karina Bustos begins her 10-week visit at UC Davis working in the lab of Prof. Annaliese Franz

2021-05-15 Congratulation to class off 2021: Alex, Simrit, and Angel.

2021-03-26 Chrisopher Dillon successfully defended his M.S. degree thesis. Congratulations Chris!

2020-09-17 Hot off the press: our recent work, “Gold(I)–NHC-catalysed synthesis of benzofurans via migratory cyclization of 2-alkynylaryl ethers” was published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. Congratulations to Quang, Chris, Dana, Jeremy, and Dr. Closser. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ob01538e

2020-08-01 Karina Bustos will begin M.S. degree work in our group supported by the NSF Bridges to Doctorate Program.

2020-05-17 Congratulations to Bagieng for being selected as President’s Medalist!

2020-05-15 Congratulations to class off 2020: Dana, Karina, Bagieng, Parveen, Daisy!

2020-04-30 Dana, Chris, and Quang presented their poster at the Virtual ACS Meeting. Go see for yourself:

2020-03-02 Karina is a receipient of 2020 Travel Award from the San Joaquin Valley Section of ACS

2020-02-01: Quang will soon begin working for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control as environmental scientist. Way to go, Quang!

2020-01-18: Dana and Chris generated lively discussions while presenting their poster (new sleek design) at the 32nd Annual CSUPERB Symposium in Santa Clara, CA. Good practice before the ACS Meeting in Philadelphia (abstract just accepted).

2020-01-10: Karina, Chris, and Simrit received Faculty Sponsored Student Research Awards (FSSRA) to support their research projects. Also, Chris and Dana secured funding from the university (IRA) to present their work at the upcoming Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia.

2020-01-01: Alycia was accepted to the Forensic Chemistry program at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Best of luck on the new endeavors!

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