Our interests are in the areas of organic synthesis, reaction methods development, and chemical education. The central themes of our research include: design and synthesis of biologically active natural products and analogues, utilization of screening techniques to expedite reaction optimization and new reaction discovery, and development of synthetic routes and synthetic methods that are environmentally conscientious. Our chemical education interests are in the areas of constructivist active learning, cooperative learning, inverted classroom strategies, and developing undergraduate teaching laboratories that incorporate natural product isolation and synthetic methods.