Laina Geary

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 682-8308
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Chemistry
  • Research Fields: Organic Synthesis, Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Disciplines: Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physical Sciences
  • Location:Washoe County
  • Funding:EPSCoR - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research


developing strategies to synthesize complex organic molecules and biologically relevant structures from the simplest precursors, and understanding the mechanistic details. Essentially, we are interested in developing highly chemoselective reactions to minimize substrate preactivation and waste generation and maximize functional group compatibility.

Students will get training in organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, and asymmetric catalysis within the broad goal of simplicity to complexity via C-C bond formation.