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Steven Malcolmson

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Box 90346, Durham, NC 27708-0346
1103 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708


The discovery of catalysts is of great importance to the practice of modern synthetic chemistry, both to improve upon the existing catalog of chemical transformations and to generate new modes of reactivity.  Research in the Malcolmson lab focuses on the discovery of novel methods for the efficient and selective synthesis of small molecule scaffolds through the design and development of new catalysts.  In these transformations, we seek to realize new synthetic bond disconnections while also controlling some aspect of selectivity (e.g., enantio-, and/or site selectivity).  The catalysts and methods developed in the group are being applied to the synthesis of biologically active molecules to drive the development of new chemistry as well as help to address problems in human health.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Chemistry · 2020 - Present Chemistry, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Boston College · 2010 Ph.D.
Boston University · 2004 B.A.