Dr. Luis Sanchez, associate professor of chemistry at Niagara University, was invited to give a talk about his research on March 13, 2024, as part of Michigan State University’s Organic Chemistry Seminar, a weekly series hosted by MSU’s chemistry department.

Dr. Sanchez presented "Selective reactions involving alkenes and the synthesis of an antimalarial agent from ginger oil,” focusing on the results accomplished by Niagara University students Catherine Larrow, ’24, Emily Steiner, ’19, and Adrian Martinez, ’27. 

Dr. Sanchez focuses his research on complex molecule synthesis and development of synthetic methods toward peptide and terpene-based natural products and analogues. He received his Bachelor of Science and Licentiate in chemistry from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Michigan State University.