Postdoc University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007-2009
PhD Northwestern University 2002-2007
BS Chemistry Northern Michigan University 1998-2002
Research in the Mattson Group is a combination of catalyst design, methodology development, and complex molecule synthesis. Our catalyst design program is focused on the synthesis and study of new families of non-covalent catalysts, including boronate ureas and silanediols, that are able to promote new reactivity patterns. The catalyst design and associated reaction development programs are currently geared toward the synthesis of enantioenriched nitrogen and oxygen heterocycles that frequently appear in naturally occurring bioactive compounds. Our long-term vision includes applying our non-covalent catalysis toward the synthesis and study of naturally-inspired medicinal agents.
Prof. Mattson is an organic synthetic chemist with a strong medicinal chemistry…