Ryan D. McCulla, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
203 Monsanto Hall
Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Chemistry, The Ohio State University (2005-2007)
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Iowa State University (2005)
The McCulla group's primary research seeks to develop photoactivatable reagents that will have aplications in the biological, chemical, and medical sciences. To accomplish this aim, our investgations traverse a range of areas that include organic photochemistry, computational chemistry, molcular biology, synthesis, and spectroscopy. Thus, the students in our group receive training in a broad assortment of techniques associated with physical organic chemistry and biotechnology. Currently, we are seeking to develop photoactivatable aryl sulfoxides and hydroxylamine derivatives to deliver useful and biologically important reactive intermediates.