Our organic research lab is dedicated to the synthesis of novel biologically active natural products. We are a relatively small research group usually consisting of one masters student and two to three undergraduates.

Contact Information
Dr. Christina Goudreau Collison
Associate Professor
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
85 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623

Phone: (585)475-2634
email: cgcsch@rit.edu



SPRING HAS SPRUNG? This spring welcomes a few new to our crew. Tumi Faniyan '16 will be working on the synthesis of a fluorometric probe so we can send it to our collaborator Dr. Loraine Tan at Ramapo College in NJ. A second addition to our team is William Marmor '17, who has joined the organic lab module pedagogy project and is working closely with Dan Saviola and Charlie Ayotte. The transfer of Dan's and Charlie's knowledge must be fast and furious given their imminent graduation this spring. So happy to have you both on board Tumi and Wil!

WELCOME BACK! It's very exciting to have such a packed lab full of smiling research students. Newcomers to the group this fall include Rachael Hamlin and Kelsey Haines McLaughlin. Rachael has joined Andrew and Mohammed on the Aplydactone project and Kelsey joins Hannah on Trocheliophorolide A.

NEWS: This summer has been super productive! Hannah, Charlie, and Dan have been working hard getting their projects not only up and running but they have been getting great results as well!

NEWS: Welcome to the group Mohammed Hawsawi. Mohammed joins us as an MS student in Chemistry and will be joining the Aplydactone team.

NEWS: Congratulations Hannah on being awarded a COS Summer Research Fellowship to work in the lab for this summer 2014!

AWARDS: Congratulations Austin Kelly on winning the Organic Chemistry Award. The Award in Analytical Chemistry went to our very own Katherine Valentine. And drum roll please....The Outstanding First-Year Student Award went to newcomer to our group, Andrew Streit! Well done!

PRESENTATIONS: Great job Hannah, Christine, Austin and Andrew on presenting your work as a poster at the Local ACS meeting 2014 hosted by RIT.