The Meek Lab

Latest News

August 2017: The Meek Lab welcomes first-year students to UNC! Our group meetings are held on Fridays at 3:30pm in Venable 1301.

June 2017: Jake, Matt J, Steph and Joe’s paper on the enantioselective and diastereoselective synthesis of Hydroxy Bis(boronates) is accepted to ACS Catalysis. Congrats!

May 2017: The group receives an NSF grant for our work on stereoselective hydrofuntionalization of olefins. Congrats!

April 2017: Congratulations to undergraduates Charles on graduating, and Eugenia for presenting at the UNC Celebration of Undergraduate Research Symposium!

Synthetic Methods and Organometallic Catalysis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research in my group is involved with the discovery, design, and development of new chiral catalysts and catalytic methods for chemical synthesis. We focus on developing practical and effective catalysts that enable the use of simple and abundant starting materials for useful carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond forming reactions.

We are interested in understanding reaction mechanisms (efficiency and selectivity) as well as demonstrating and challenging our catalytic transformations (reliability) in efficient enantioselective total synthesis of complex biologically important molecules. Areas of interest include catalysis, stereoselective organic synthesis, and organometallic chemistry.