Scott E. Schaus

Professor of Chemistry

  • Title Professor of Chemistry
  • Education BA, Chemistry, Boston University
    PhD, Organic Chemistry, Harvard University

Research in the Schaus Group is focused in two major areas: enantioselective catalytic synthetic methodologies for chemical synthesis and biomedical research, the latter conducted at the Boston University Center for Molecular Discovery. Catalytic methods developed in the Schaus Research Laboratories include asymmetric Mannich reactions, enantioselective boronate reactions, and metal-promoted condensation reactions.

  • Asymmetric Mannich Reactions – The use of cinchona amine, acid, and diol catalysis in the synthesis of chiral amines and heterocycles.
  • Enantioselective Boronate Catalysis – The development of methodologies to construct chiral building blocks and natural products using boronates.
  • Biomedical Research – In conjunction with the CMD-BU, advance translational science in the treatment of cancer and infectious disease.
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma  Taking on liver cancer in the lab.
  • Neglected Tropical Disease  BU Researchers Work against Deadly, Disfiguring Disease. Pharmaceutical giant GSK chooses team in its new competition.

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Research Areas
Cancer Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
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