Tambar Lab

We develop catalytic stereoselective reactions, synthesize biologically active natural products, and work with biologists to discover novel therapeutic agents.

We integrate our work in these two areas into medicinal chemistry collaborations with laboratories located throughout UT Southwestern for discovery and development of novel therapeutic agents.

Biomedical Research is fundamentally the pursuit of dual goals: to advance our understanding of the world around us and to apply that understanding toward improving the quality of our existence in that world. Chemists work to meet these goals by designing and manipulating molecular structures with a variety of applications in fields such as drug discovery and cell biology.

The Tambar Group develops new strategies and concepts in synthetic chemistry to address some of the most challenging problems in our field. Our chemical discoveries are applied to the synthesis of complex biologically active natural products and their unnatural analogs. In addition to making fundamental advances in the areas of total synthesis and reaction discovery, we take advantage of the unique opportunities at UT Southwestern Medical Center for collaborative undertakings in medicinal chemistry.

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