Jason K. Pontrello Research


Advances in understanding about teaching and learning which have taken place in the education sciences are often not utilized by basic science departments. As one of many interdisciplinary combinations that is possible in a chemistry department in the 21st century, joining together ideas about chemistry and education is a rich frontier for exploration.

My main areas of laboratory research interest are developing solid-phase synthetic strategies to facilitate the synthesis of biological macromolecules, and the generation of synthetic multivalent ligands used to study and control biological processes. Independent laboratory research projects in my group involve a variety of topics such as solid phase synthesis, polymer chemistry, and small molecule synthesis. I have also incorporated several of these research projects into the undergraduate organic chemistry lab program.


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