Omolabake, Surajudeen

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Year of Graduation: 2016
Research Lab: Prof. Alan Schwabacher
Major Area of Focus: Organic Synthesis
Minor Area of Focus: Biochemistry

Thesis: The Synthesis of Fluorescent 3, 6-dihydroxyxanthones: A Route to Substituted Fluoresceins

Previously Attended

University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria, 2004-2008, B.S., Industrial chemistry

Why I like Chemistry

I like Chemistry because it is the queen of sciences and it tries to account for the changes all around us macroscopically and at the molecular level. Indeed what will the world become without chemistry..?

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee chemistry department has distinguished itself in chemical research, with scholarly faculty and advanced instrumentation in an environment that promotes teaching and learning.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee

Go bowling, take a walk during the summer and trying new things in general including food and beers.

Research Goals

To make and characterize various derivatives of xanthones in a bid to make structurally modified flourescein with excellent absorbance properties