Professor Raul Navarro
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Yale University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Appointed In
Norris Hall of Chemistry 202B
Mondays, 1-2:30 PM; Wednesdays, 2-3:30 PM

Raul Navarro’s research focus lies in developing new transition metal-catalyzed reactions and applying them in the synthesis of biologically active natural products.

Raul Navarro was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Yale University, then traveled back to California to conduct his graduate studies at Caltech, where his research focused on the total synthesis of propellane alkaloid natural products. After obtaining his Ph. D., Raul made his way up north to Stanford University, where he investigated the development of chemical genetic tools to study protein function. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Occidental College, where his research group investigates the development of new transition-metal catalyzed reactions to construct bioactive molecules.