Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Jeremy B. Morgan, Professor and Chair


  • B.S., Chemistry, West Virginia University
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (Advisor: J. P. Morken)
  • NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow and Overman Group Coordinator, The University of California at Irvine (Advisor: L. E. Overman)

Research Area: Organic

Curriculum Vitae

Research Page

Research in my group is focused in the area of organic reaction development. New transition metal-catalyzed and organocatalytic methods for the synthesis of chiral, non-racemic organic molecules are being developed. Projects generally involve catalyst design and development, efforts to understanding the reaction mechanism, and application in bioactive natural product total synthesis.

Representative Grants, Fellowships and Awards:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIGMS, #2R15GM114766-02), $360,250, 2019-2022.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIGMS, #1R15GM114766-01), $322,591, 2015-2019.
  • American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund, $50,000, 2011-2013.
  • UNCW Center for Marine Science Pilot Project w/Ralph Mead, $34,364, 2008-2009.
  • Cottrell College Science Award (Research Corporation #7330), $45,000, 2008-2009
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NIH #GM073312-01), $88,044, 2005-2007.

Current courses:

  • CHM 211 - Organic Chemistry 1
  • CHM 212 - Organic Chemistry 2
  • CHM 490 - Organometallics in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • CHM 516 - Advanced Organic Chemistry (Graduate)
  • CHM 516OL - Advanced Organic Chemistry (Graduate, Online)