Joseph Badillo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research in the Badillo lab is centered around the development of new catalytic reaction platforms for organic synthesis. We are interested in the use of visible light to modulate the reactivity and selectivity of organic reactions. In addition, we will study systems which exploit the reactivity of cationic and anionic catalysts. Our lab is also interested in applying contemporary catalysis, such as photoredox catalysis, to the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant small molecules and natural products. Through collaborations, we hope to investigate the biological activity of compounds synthesized in our lab.