Synthesis Analysis Paper accepted
I am delighted to report that our total synthesis analysis papers has been accepted in Tetrahedron as part of a special issue in honor of Professor John L. Wood and his 20 year service to the Tetrahedron journals.
Congratulations Jeffrey
Big congrats to Jeffrey on being selected for the 2022 Victor P. Thalacker Graduate Fellowship.
Congratulations Chris
Congrats on being selected as a finalist and the only 1st year for the Howard P. Klein Early Career in Excellence Award.  Great presentation at the symposium
Top 200 SMALL MOLECULE 2021 poster
Congrats and big thanks to Haziq, Ryan and Chris for creating and completing the 2021 Top 200 Small molecule pharmaceutical poster.
Chemistry By Design (CByD) reaches 3000 syntheses
Our website and application (App) Chemistry By Design has reached 3000 total/drug syntheses, making it the largest free database of syntheses available.  Looking forward to the next chapter.
Congrats Nick, Ryan, Rachel and Jeffrey
Congrats Nick, Ryan, Rachel and Jeffrey on receiving outstanding reviews and feedback on your teaching this semester.  Brilliant job and a great service to our students and CBC.
2021 Top 200 Poster Now Online
I am delighted to report that we just completed the Top 200 poster for 2021 and posted it online on our website, thanks to brilliant effort by my graduate student Haziq.  This is the 16th edition of our Top 200 poster, which we first created in 2006.  It is quite something to compare the structure landscape of drugs in 2006 to that in 2022, most notably of course the incredible growth of biologics and other creative products. 
Congratulations Nick
Congratulations Nick on receiving the 2022 Dr. Wayne Cody Scholarship in Medicinal Biological Chemistry. Keep up the good work.
Congrats Kevin on a new JMC Perspective
Today our latest Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Perspective, with focus on phenols and phenol ethers in drugs, was accepted for publication.  Congrats to Kevin and our awesome AbbVie collaborator Dr. Phil Cox.
Congrats Matt on receiving tenure
Congrats to our awesome group alumni Matthew Brichacek on being promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Maine.
Congrats Eddie
Big congratulations to Eddie on his new job at DuPont outside of Boston.  Enjoy this exciting next chapter in your scientific journey.
Congratulations Nick
Congrats Nick for being selected as a 2022 Galileo Circle Scholar
Congratulations Jeffrey
Congrats Jeffrey for being selected as a 2022 Galileo Circle Scholar
Congratulations Jianhua
Congrats Jianhua for being selected as a 2022 Galileo Circle Scholar
Congrats to Mike
Congrats to Mike again for finishing nothing short of a phenomenal thesis and best wishes on your move to Colorado next month as Mike joins the brilliant creative lab of Professor Jeff Bandar at Colorado State.
Congratulations Haziq, Ryan, Steven and Jeffrey
Congrats Haziq, Ryan, Steven and Jeffrey for doing a phenomenal teaching job this semester.  The departmental TA Evaluation committee all thought you far exceeded expectations and thank  you for your excellent effort.
Congrats Pradipta on a job at MERCK
Big congratulations to Pradipta on being offered a job at Merck, which she accepted and is excited to start next month.  Brilliant doctoral study in our lab followed by outstanding post-doctoral accomplishments in the laboratory of Professor Kalow at Northwestern University.
New Group Members
It is now official.  As of today, Christopher Marshall and Steve Nick have joined our research group.  Welcome, Chris and Steve.
Congrats Mike on a great thesis defense
Great job Mike yesterday presenting your thesis.  Brilliant body of work and impressive number of publications.  Congrats, Mike.  
Congrats Nick
Congrats to Nick on receiving the 2021 CBC Victor P. Thalacker Graduate Fellowship Award
Congrats Nick
Congratulations to Nick on being selected as one of 3 finalists for the 2021 David F. O'Brien Fellowship.  Good luck with your seminar at the 8th Annual CBC Research Award Symposium.
Congrats Mike - Org Lett paper accepted - 4 new reactions!
Congrats Mike on another awesome solo author paper focusing on new ways to make rings containing SCF3-groups.  No less thatn 4 new reactions (two SCF3-aziridine routes, SCF3-cyclopropane and SCF3-oxazole via ring expansion).
Congratulations Kevin, Jeffrey, Isaac, Michael and Pradipta
A new chapter in our awesome amino-Cope rearrangement saga has just been accepted in JOC.  In this paper, we demonstrated how our powerful anionic amino-Cope reaction platform can be utilized to rapidly assemble complex aromatic architectures.  Great team effort.
Congrats Nick, Ryan and David
Yet another new reaction group our group.  Cool new oxidative aniline allene cyclization to form indoles.  First publication for Nick and Ryan with many more to come.
10 Year Anniversary of Chemistry By Design (June 25th 2021)
Today is the 10-year anniversary of Chemistry By Design (CByD), an application (App) and website we created and launched in 2011 to offer new learning opportunities to enjoy organic chemistry and synthesis in particular. This was the first app released from The University of Arizona (UofA) thanks to great programming by Gary Carstensen (OIA, UofA) and wonderful collaboration with my post-doctoral fellow at the time Dr. Cristian Draghici. Content has grown from initial collection of 200 syntheses to 2802 syntheses as of today, with new content added weekly. 
2020 Top 200 poster now online
I am delighted to report that we just completed the Top 200 poster for 2020 and posted it online on our website (, thanks to brilliant effort by my graduate student Haziq.  This is our 15th anniversary in creating these posters. It is simply amazing to compare the drugs on our first 2006 Top 200 poster to that of 2020 top 200 poster, a testament to the hardworking and creative individuals that work in the pharmaceutical industry. 
Congrats Kevin - thesis done and submitted
Big congratulations to Dr. Kevin Scott on completing all final thesis edits and submitting it, the last step in completing his University of Arizona doctorate.  Awesome, next onto great things at Rockefeller in the laboratory of Katya Vinogradova.
Congrats Haziq
Great job teaching this semester and for receiving the recognition of far exceeding expectations in teaching and mentoring.
Congratulations Ryan
Congrats Ryan on awesome teaching this spring and received the prestigious title of Distinguished Teaching Assistant.  Keep up the great mentoring.
Congratulations David
Congratulations David on your new job at PureTech and the move to Boston.
Congrats Kevin on a great thesis presentation
Great thesis presentation today.  Congrats Kevin, next PhD from our group.
JACS paper accepted - Congratulations Pradipta, Hazig, Bao and Mike
Fantastic news.  I am delighted to report that the second chapter in the groups asymmetric anion-accelerated amino-Cope rearrangement saga, which we started in 2017, has now been completed and accepted in JACS.  Congrats Pradipta, Mike, Haziq and Bao on phenomenal work and thank you to Professor Houk and Dr. Fell on a wonderful collaborative effort.
100+ syntheses added to CByD in first 3 months of 2021.
I am proud to report that we have added more than 100 syntheses to Chemistry By Design (CByD) in the first 3 months of 2021, with 2700+ now available for everyone to enjoy.  
2000+ Citations
Congratulations to Eddie and David on reaching 2000+ citations for their 2014 JMC paper describing the first comprehensive analysis of nitrogen heterocycles among US FDA approved pharmaceuticals (J. Med. Chem. 2014, 57, 10257).
Congratulations Kevin and Haziq
Following upon the awesome first of its kind analysis of US FDA approved veterinary drugs, Kevin and Haziq have created a poster featuring all of them.  You can download this great new poster by going too to our Top-Selling Pharmaceuticals web page.  Again, great work Kevin and Haziq.
Congrats Kevin and Haziq on first ever Veterinary Drug Analysis
After 2 years of work, creation of a veterinary drug database and extensive analyses we are pleased to announce the publication of our massive Veterinary Drug Analysis as a Perspective in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.  Super proud.
Chemistry By Design reaches 2500+ natural product and pharmaceutical syntheses
Our Application (App) and website Chemistry By Design today reaches the amazing milestone of containing 2500+ natural product total syntheses and pharmaceutical syntheses for everyone to enjoy browsing and learning from.  Thank you all who have contributed.
Congrats Mike on your accepted Org. Lett. paper
Great job Mike on your latest papers detailing your adventures with sulfone nucleophiles to access vinyl- oxiranes and aziridines.  
Congratulations Jeffrey
Congrats Jeffrey on being selected as a 2020 finalist for the 1st Year Early Career Excellence in Research Award Competition.
Beyond Rule of Five (bRo5) Drug Poster - Now available for download
We are delighted to announce our latest poster product, which displays orally available small molecule drugs that violate Lipinski's rule of 5.  This has been an amazing collaboration between our group, led by Hazig, and Dr. Eric Voight and Dr. David Degoy from Abbvie, who approached us with this important dataset.  Thanks, David and David, what a fun collaboration.  Awesome effort Haziq.
Top 200 Pharmaceutical Poster for 2019 is now available
Thanks to great effort by Haziq, we are pleased to announce the availability on our website of our Top 200 Pharmaceutical poster for 2019.
Congratulations Haziq
Congrats Haziq for being selected as a 2020 Galileo Circle Scholar.  Fantastic.  Keep up the good work.
Congrats Kevin
Congratulations to Kevin on writing and getting a grant approved from the University of Arizona Green Fund to support the purchase of Waterless Findenser condensers that will allow the group to drastically cut water usage.
Congratulations to Rachel, Ryan and Nick
Congrats to Rachel, Nick and Ryan on passing their qualifying exams.  Great job.
Congratulations Nick and Ryan on excellent Fall 2019 Teaching Performance
Congrats doing such a s great job teaching our undergrads.  Keep up the good work.
1000+ group paper citations in one year
Congrats to the group on passing for the first time 1000+ citations in a single year.  Keep up the good work.
Congratulations David
Congrats to David on landing an awesome industrial job at Abzena in Bristol, PA as Senior Scientist.  Best of luck David in the next step of your career.  
New Small Molecule Poster - Congrats Haziq
Haziq just completed our first ever SMALL MOLECULE focused top selling drug poster (2018 sales data).  The high number of biologics on our last top selling posters inspired us to create this new product.  Enjoy.
Congrats Mike
Congrats to Mike on completing, submitting and getting accepted the massive review book chapter on oxiranes and oxirenes for Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry covering 2008-2018.  Outstanding effort.
Congratulations Nick
Congrats Nick on being selected as a 2019 finalist for the 1st Year Early Career Excellence in Research Award Competition.
1000+ Citations - Congratulations Eddie and David
Our US FDA Nitrogen Heterocycle analysis in JMC (2014) just passed 1000 citations according to Google Scholar.  Fantastic work Eddie and David.  I hope everyone also checks out our other analyses of sulfur, heteroatoms, oxygen heterocycles and most recently combination drugs all of which were published in JMC as Perspectives.  
2018 Top 200 Pharmaceutical Poster available
We just completed and uploaded for everyone to view the 2018 Top 200 Pharmaceutical poster.  Fantastic job Haziq.
Congratulations Nick and Ryan on awesome Teaching Performances
Congrats to Nick and Ryan for both receiving "far exceeds expectations" teaching evaluations this spring and to Ryan for being selected out of this elite group for a CBC Spring 2019 Teaching Assistant Award.
Congratulations Eddie
After a phenomenally productive post-doc with Professor Will Dichtel at Northwestern (including a Science paper) Eddie has landed a fantastic job at CycloPure.  Congratulations Eddie and best wishes to making transformative water purification discoveries.  
Congratulations DOCTOR David - #12
Doctor number 12 in Jon's group.
Congratulations David on completing a fantastic thesis in the group, you should be incredibly proud, and also for rocking it in the McGuire entrepreneurial programs as well.  
Congratulations Boying
Congratulations Boying on doing a great job with Professor Amos Smith and on landing an exciting job with Janssen.  Best of luck in your new career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Congratulations Bradey Stuart on UBRP fellowship
Congrats Bradey on receiving a 2019 UBRP fellowship.  Great work and well deserved,  
Congratulations Nicholas McGrath on receiving tenure
Congrats to our graduate student alumni Nicholas McGrath on receiving tenure at University of Wisconsin La-Crosse.  Fantastic accomplishment Nick.
Chemistry by Design has reached 2000 syntheses
Our educational organic synthesis focused application (App) and website Chemistry By Design (CByD) has grown tenfold (10x) in the years since its launch, and now contains 2000 natural product (1750) and drug (250) syntheses.  These syntheses represent the creative excellent effort of 601 research groups spanning more than 100 years (1901-2019).  
Congratulations Pradipta on your PhD and starting your new post-doc
Congratulations to Pradipta on completing an awesome PhD thesis.  The groups 11th Doctor.  Good luck in your super exciting post-doc with Professor Julia Kalow at Northwestern University.
Congratulations Pradipta, Mike, Haziq and David
After a long and exciting journey our Combination Drug Analysis is approved as a Perspective in JMC.  Awesome job everyone.
Congratulations Michael, David and Benton
Our Oxygen Heterocycle review of US FDA approved structures has immediately become one of the most viewed paper on JMC website.  Congrats all around.
Congrats Haziq
Congratulations Haziq on being selected as one of this years Early Career in Excellence in Research finalists.  
Congrats Isaac, Pradipta, Michael and Mark
Our vinylogous aza-Darzens paper was just published in Organic Letters.  Great work everyone.
Congratulations Michael, David and Benton
Finally, after incredible effort the comprehensive US FDA Oxygen heterocycle analysis has been published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry as a Perspective.  Congrats, amazing.
Congrats Kevin
Congratulations Kevin on receiving a 2018-2018 NIH BCP training grant fellowship.  Keep up the good work.
Congratulations to Brandon on landing a job at Incyte
Great job Brandon.  Have fun
Chemistry by Design has 1900 syntheses of natural products and drugs
Chemistry by Design now contains 1900 syntheses for users to browse.  Database represents contributions from 1901-2018 from 584 research groups.  The drug synthesis section has been expanded greatly and now contains 233 syntheses.  Keep submitting and helping Chemistry by Design grown.  Thank you for your contributions
Congrats Brandon on a 2nd publication this year
Congratulations to Brandon on his awesome comprehensive Maoecrystal V review being accepted for publication in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.  It is now available online and has been designated as HOT paper by OBC.
Brandon's Gibberellin paper accepted
Congratulations to Brandon on having his elegant gibberellin synthesis approach accepted in Organic Letters.
Congrats to Christopher on landing a job
Congratulations to our undergraduate student Christopher Marshall on landing a job at Accelerate Diagnostics.  Big thanks as well to our alumni Mark Crawford on bringing this opportunity to Chris's attention.
Congratulations Dr. Brandon Smith
Congratulations to Brandon on an awesome defense this week and a great thesis.  Brandon is our group's 10th student to graduate with a doctoral degree from our group.  Keep up the good work in Pennsylvania.
Congratulations David
Congratulations David on being nominated by The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for a College of Science Scholarship Award.
Congratulations Eddie
Congratulations to Eddie on being selected as a 2018 ACS PMSE Future Faculty Scholar.  Eddie will present a seminar at the Boston ACS meeting this fall along with the other scholars.  Great work.
Congratulations David
Congratulations David on being selected as 2018 Galileo Circle Scholar
New Group Member: Jianhua Bao
Welcome to Jianhua Bao, our newest group member.  Congrats on getting A's in all your classes last fall.
Chemistry By Design has reached 1800+ syntheses
Chemistry by Design now contains 1802 syntheses for users to browse.  Database represents contributions from 1920-2018 from 575 research groups.  Keep submitting and helping Chemistry by Design grown.  Thank you for your contributions.
Congrats Kevin
Kevin's book chapter on the structures of sulfur drugs has just been accepted.  Congrats.
2016 Top 200 Prescription Pharmaceutical Posters now available
Great work Haziq, Mike and David in assembling and creating the 2016 Top 200 Prescription Pharmaceutical Poster
Congratulations Mark
Congratulations Mark on your job with Accelerate Diagnostics and thank you for all your excellent contributions to the group.
Congratulations Brandon on your Organic Letters paper
Congrats Brandon on your awesome paper in OrgLett.  The Maoecrystal V effort has been a quite a ride.
Congratulations to the Amino Cope team on their paper in JACS
After a long journey our first Anion-Accelerated Amino-Cope paper is out.  Check it out in JACS.  Brilliant job Pradipta, Isaac, Kevin, Mark and Jason.
2015 and 2016 Top 200 Pharmaceutical Posters now available
Early this summer we published the 2015 Top 200 pharmaceutical poster and today we completed and published the 2016 poster.  With the publication of our latest poster we also celebrate the 10th anniversary of this project, which started with the publication of the 2006 Top 200 Poster being published in 2007.  Congrats to current and past members of the group for their hard work and dedication.
Congrats David, the first group Marvel winner
Congrats David on delivering an amazing talk today and winning the 2017 Carl S. Marvel award.
Congratulations Haziq
Congrats Haziq on being selected as a finalist for this years Early Career in Excellence Research Award. 
Congratulations David
Congrats David on being selected as one of this years Carl S. Marvel Fellowship finalists.
Chemistry By Design has reached 1700+ Syntheses.
Our database and popular App Chemistry By Design now has more than 1700 syntheses for everyone to browse and enjoy.  Thank you to all who have contributed.  Keep on sending us syntheses.
Congratulations David
Congrats David on your paper in Organic Letters.  Great work.
Congratulations Kevin
Congrats to Kevin on receiving a 2017-2018 NIH BCP fellowship
Chemistry By Design has now 1600 syntheses!
Our website/App Chemistry By Design has now 1600 syntheses available for browsing.  Thanks to all who contributed. 
Double Congratulations David
Congratulations to David on receiving David O'Brien and Thalacker fellowships today.  Awesome seminar David.
Congratulations Eddie on graduating and a post-doctoral position
Congrats Eddie on an excellent PhD with seven papers already published and more on the way.  Congrats also on an exciting post-doctoral position with Professor Dichtel and Northwestern University.
Congrats Isaac on graduating and a post-doctoral position
Isaac has completed his excellent PhD and is now heading to Notre Dame to work with Professor Taylor on medicinal Chemistry.  Congratulations Isaac.
1517 syntheses now in Chemistry By Design!
Chemistry By Design keeps on growing, containing as of today 1517 syntheses of natural product and pharmaceutical structures.  Keep on submitting sequences so we can maintin this excellent growth.  Thank you to all who have contributed.
Congratulations Eddie
Eddies meta-selective alkylation paper was accepted in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry today.  Great work Eddie.
Our Analysis Papers are Highly Cited
Congratulations Eddie, David and Elizabeth.  Your 2014 Journal of Medicincal Chemistry papers received a "Highly Cited Perspective(s) of 2014" recognition from the editors of JMC.  Fantastic.
Congratulations Pradipta
Pradiptas thio- and amino-phosphate review article was just accepted in the Europen Journal of Organic Chemistry.
Congratulations Eddie
Big congratulations to Eddie for landing his ideal post-doctoral position.  Eddie will be joining the amazing group of Professor William Dichtel at Northwestern University this summer.  Well deserved.
Congratulations Kevin
Congratulations Kevin on receiving Honorable Mention from the National Science Foundation for his graduate fellowship application
Awesome new indole paper from the group
Congrats to Eddie and David on their fantastic new dearomatization approach to fluorinated indoles, which was published in Angewandte recently.
Congratulations Brandon
Congratulations to Brandon for being this year's Thalacker award recipient.  Well deserved.
Chemistry By Design reaches 1400+ syntheses
This week Chemistry By Design grew to include more than 1400 natural product and drug syntheses.  Keep sending in synthetic sequences.
Congratulations Isaac
Isaac's awesome chiral pyrroline paper was just published in Angewandte.  Congrats on outstanding science.
Congratulations Pradipta
Pradiptas excellent work on piperidines was accepted in Organic Letters today.  Great work.
Congratulations David and Brandon
Congrats on being selected as finalists for the Earlly Career in Excellence Research Award (David) and a David O'Brien fellowship finalist (Brandon).  We look forward to your talks at the August Student Research Seminar.
Congratulations David
Congratulations David on receiving an Honorable Mention by the NSF for your accomplishments and proposal associated with your NSF GRFP application.  Great job David.
Congratulations Benton
Congratulations to our undergraduate student Benton Anderson on being selected to participate in the Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) and most recently on being chosen as Galileo Circle Scholar.
Congratulations Eddie and Candice
Congratulations Eddie on being nominated by the department to be its candidate for the College of Science exellence in Scholarship award.  Congrats to Candice on being accepted into Pharmacy School and being featured in UofA News (February 25th 2015, "Diversifying the Workforce for Tomorrow's Jobs").  Well done.
2013 Drug Posters Available - NEW DESIGN
Thanks to Eddie, Brandon and Davids hard work, the long awaited 2013 pharmaceutical poster is finally available.  We have created a NEW design that shows BOTH the 100 highest selling and 100 most prescribed drug products on a single poster.  Furthermore, we have taken some design features from our recent Disease Focused Posters to help make this new posters more appealing and informative.  I hope you all enjoy.
1300+ sequences in Chemistry By Design
Thanks to outside contributors and our outstanding group members (presenting new syntheses each group meeting and posting on CByD) our database of syntheses featureds on Chemistry By Design has cracked 1300 total syntheses.  Fantastic, lets keep it going and growing.
Congratulations Eddie, David and Brandon
Eddie's and David's new nitrogen heterocyclic analysis, which was published in J. Med. Chem. last month, has been featured in the popular blog In The Pipeline.  It is also the 3rd most downloaded paper for the month of October.  Brandon's elemental drug analysis paper is the 10th most downloaded J. Med. Chem. paper for the month of October.  Fantastic work and congrats on the response of your work.  THe nitrogen analysis paper has now reached the top most viewed paper list for the year (same as our sulfur/fluorine analysis paper earlier).
Congratulations Brandon and Candice
Brandon's and Candice's wonderful elemental analysis of drug architectures, which is a follow up to the groups sulfur/fluorine analysis paper was just published in J. Med. Chem. today.  Great job.
Congratulations to Eddie and David
Eddie's and David's remarkable first of its kind analysis of the nitrogen heterocyclic structure space of US FDA approved pharmaceuticals just appeared online today in J. Med. Chem.  Great job.
Great Talks and Posters - Congrats Brandon
Congrats to Eddie, Brandon and David on excellent talks and Isaac and Pradipta on strong posters at the CBC inaugural research symposium.  Special congrats to Brandon on being selected as the best 2nd year student speaker.
Congratulations Eddie, David and Brandon
Brilliant.  Congrats on being selected as finalists for this years Marvel as well as 1st and 2nd year Excellence in Research finalists.  We are looking forward to your seminars August 15th.
Happy 3rd Birthday Chemistry By Design
Today Chemistry By Design celebrates its 3rd birthday.  Thanks to all that have contributed and help make CByD a huge success.  Our database of syntheses has grown from 200 initial total syntheses to 1230+ as of today.  Close to 700,00 visits have been logged and our Apple and Android apps have been downloaded almost 200,000 times.  Looking forward to a 4th year of excellent growth.
Congratulations Eddie
Congratulations Eddie on being one of this years Sanofi/Giga Summer Research Assistanship Awardee.  Keep up the great work.
Our Drug Poster Project Featured By UANews
Our Disease focused drug poster project was featured on the front page of UANews today.  Congrats to the Njardarson group poster team.
Congratulations Professor Brichacek
Matt, who is currently a post-doc with Professor Hergenrother (UIUC), has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at The University of Maine.  Congratulations Matt, fantastic.  Best of luck in your new position.
Congratulations Brandon
Congrats Brandon on passing your comprehensive 2nd year exam this morning.
Congratulations Pradipta
Congrats Pradipta on passing your comprehensive 2nd year exam yesterday. 
Congrats Dr. Boying Guo
Congratulations Dr. Boying Guo on being the first Jon's group UofA student to complete their PhD.  Best of luck in your post-doc with Professor Amos Smith, III.
Congrats Eddie
Congratulations for having been nominated by our department as one of this years Galileo Circle Scholarship nominee.
600,000+ visits (Chemistry By Design)
We now have more than 1150 total syntheses in Chemistry By Design (CByD), spanning the years 1937-2014.  Thank you to all who have contributed to the site, keep them coming.  Our website and App's have been visited more than 600,000 times since we launched CByD.
Congrats Dr. Qingaliang on your job
Congrats on landing an excellent medicinal chemistry position back home in the PRC.  Well deserved.   Your recent vinigrol full paper has been designated as an HOT ARTICLE by the OBC, congrats as well.
Our FIRST pharmaceutical structural ANALYSIS study is now online
We have analyzed in great detail the SULFUR and FLUORINE content of the 2000 small molecules approved by the FDA (displayed in our new Disease Focused Plosters).  This work was recently accepted and published J. Med. Chem. 2014, ASAP.  Our paper was the 2nd most viewed paper in the month of October and 3rd most viewed in November and December.
More than 1000 Total Synthesis Now Available in Chemistry By Design
We now have more than 1000 total syntheses available for browsing in Chemistry By Design.  Thank you to all who have contributed and helped making the site a success and to the 450,000+ visitors in last two years.  Keep on sending us syntheses to upload.  Make Chemistry By Design part of your graduate/undergraduate classes and incorporate it as a  group meeting item
Congratulations Dr. Qingliang Yang
This week QIngliang Yang successfully defended his thesis.  Congrats to Dr. Qingliang Yang on being the 6th Njardarson group member to earn his doctorate.
Custom Fluorine and Sulfur Focused Posters Now Available
We have launched on our website first of its kind Fluorinated Pharmaceutical Poster and a Sulfur Containing Pharmaceutical Poster.  These are the first of a new series focused chemical structure.
Vinigrol Completed :-). Congratulations Qingliang, Cristian and Fang
Congratulations Qingliang on completing your thesis project:  The total synthesis of vinigrol.  A communication detailing these excellent efforts has now been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.  Our vinigrol paper was the 6th most viewed ACIEE paper in July 2013.  Featured in SynForm.  Vinigrol is the most complex natural product ever synthesized at The Unviersity of Arizona or Cornell University (groups first home base).
Congratulations Dan
Dan has received and accepted and offer from Abbvie.  Wonderful, well deserved Dan.
ALL 12 Njardarson Group Disease Focused Posters are now available
We just uploaded the remaning seven Disease Focused Posters.  Everyone can now access the following twelve disease focused drug posters, which we will update each year:  1) Anti-Infective, 2) Cardiovascular, 3) Nervous System, 4) Sensory Organ, 5) Dermatological Drugs, 6) Oncological , 7) Respiratory System, 8) Muskulo-Skeletal, 9) Endocrine System, 10) Blood and Blood Forming Organ, 11) Genito-Urinary and Sex Hormone and 12) Alimentary Tract and Metabolism drug posters.  Spread the word.
Congratulations Eddie
Contratulations to Edon (Eddie) Vitaku for being selected as one of this years David O'Briens Fellowship finalists.  Eddie will present his work to the department on April 26th.
Njardarson Group Disease-Focused Posters are now available
Since 2010, we have been working on creating a new class of posters that build upon the design philosophy of our Top200 drug posters but that aim to capture and present a larger number of pharmaceuticals. We decided to draw the structures of “ALL” the small molecule drugs approved by the US FDA and to present them in new educational poster formats.  Each poster would contain the structures, arranged in a chronological order, of all the small molecules approved for each disease category. The first three are now available (Anti-Infective, Cardiovascular, Nervous System, Sensory Organ and Dermatological Drugs).  I hope you enjoy using them as much as we have enjoyed creating them.  Happy downloads :-).
Congrats to Dr. Nick McGrath
Nick, who is currently a post-doc with Professor Ron Raines (UW-Madison), has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at The University of Wisconsin La-Crosse.  Congratulations Nick, fantastic.  Best of luck in your new position.
Updated version of Chemistry By Design now avilable
We have responded to users comments and are pleased to announce that an updated FREE version of Chemistry By Design is now available for download for Apple and Android systems from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  We have added a more user friendy scroll function for browsing and selecting sequences instead of the moveable bar we had in version 1.0.  Again, thanks for all your comments and support of Chemistry By Design (320,000+ visits as of today). 
More than 800 total syntheses now available at Chemistry By Design
Since its July 2010 launch, Chemistry By Design (CByD) has been visited 300,000+ times and now contains more than 800+ total syntheses.  Thanks to all of you who have supported CByD.  Keep on sending us syntheses to upload.
2011 Top 200 Drug Posters are now available
We finally completed creating and uploading the Top 200 drug posters.  The posters showcase the top 200 selling and prescribed drugs sold in the US in 2011 (Note:  sales figures only shown for the top 20).  Simply click on the "Top-selling Pharmaceuticals Poster" link on our website where you will find PDF files you can download and Print.  Enjoy :-).
Congrats to Dr. Dan
Daniel J. Mack has graduated and is now heading to Evanston to join the group of Regan Thomson at Northwestern University.  Great job Dan and good luck on your Chicago synthesis adentures
1 Year Anniversary - Happy birthday Chemistry By Design
Today  is the one year anniversary of Chemistry By Design during which time it has received 170,000 visits and the app versions been downloaded tens and thousands of times.  As of today, CByD features 460+ total syntheses that visitors can enjoy browsing.  Thanks to all who have submitted synthetic sequences, keep them coming and help CByD grow.
Five papers published in the first 4 months of 2012 - Congrats group
In the first 4 months of 2012, the Njardarson group has published five papers in Organic Letters, Angewandte Chemie (2), Journal of Chemical Education and Future Medicinal Chemistry.  Look out for more exciting papers being published in the coming months.
400+ total syntheses now available on Chemistry By Design
We are pleased to report that with the help of dedicated students, professors and synthetic organic chemistry afficianados from around the world, Chemistry By Design has in the 10 months since it was launched grown to include more than 400 complete total syntheses for everyone to enjoy.  In the same time period, Chemistry By Design was visited more than 150,000 times.  Thank you for your support.  Keep sending us syntheses to add.
Chemistry By Design - Update
Chemistry By Design has been visited more than 80,000 times since it's launch on late June 2011.  Thanks to all who have submitted total synthesis sequences to the site, keep them coming.  We encourage organic chemistry Professors to use it as a supplement for their graduate courses and group meetings.  For a recent news feature oon CbyD see the University of Arizona home page.
The 2010 Top200 Drug Posters Are Now Available
We have created and posted on our website two versions of our Top200 Drug Posters.  The classic formate arranges the drugs according to sales figures (US only) and the new one according to number of prescriptions.
Chemistry By Design
Njardarson Group's new educational website, Chemistry By Design(TM), is now officially launched (  Free APP versions are now available in the Apple and Android stores.  ENJOY!
Our New Home
The Njardarson group just relocated into their new digs in the Carl S. Marvel Chemistry building!
New Additions to the Group!
We welcome first year graduate students Isaac and Edon as the two newest members of the Njardarson team.
Our New Group Website is launched!
Our new website was launched on October 22.
New Group Members
Welcome to our two newest group members: undergraduates Gabriela and Ivy.
Welcome Fang Li
Fang Li joins our lab as a post doctoral fellow.
Moving In
We have completed unpacking hundreds of boxes and set up in our temporary space until our new lab space is built. First experiments were run in our new lab at the end of August.
Our New Home: Tucson, AZ
Everyone has arrived in Arizona. It is hot hot hot, but it sure feels good.
Arizona Recruit
We recruit our forst University of Arizona graduate student. Welcome Boying Guo.
Arizona or Bust!
Everything in the lab packed and loaded on trucks. Great job Dan, Qingliang and Cristian.
Farewell, Mauricio
Mauricio moves back to Mexico to take a position as a new faculty at Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila. Congrats Mauricio.
Congrats Matt!
Matt defends his thesis. He is now a post-doctoral fellow with Professor Paul Hergenrother at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Congrats Gregg!
Gregg graduates from Cornell and moves to UC Irvine to work for Professor Chris Vanderwal.
Congrats, Nick!
Nick defends his thesis. He is now a post-doctoral fellow with Professor Ron Raines at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.