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Knutson, Daniel

Ph.D. Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Expected Year of Graduation: 2019
Research Lab: Dr. James Cook
Major Area of Focus: Organic Chemistry
Minor Area of Focus: Medicinal Chemistry

Previously Attended

Rockford College, 1997, B.S. Chemistry

Why I like Chemistry

Chemistry is at the very fabricate of everything we observe in nature. Studying chemistry is like grasping a glimpse of the genius behind the ultimate design.

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

The Chemistry program at UWM suits my interests in organic and medicinal chemistry. Plus, my family lives locally, so UWM is a natural fit for me

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee

The golf courses

Research Goals

To synthesize new compounds that can be used as pharmaceutical drugs for the treatment of neuropathic pain, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Also, the enantiospecific synthesis of natural products with biological activity and the construction of related heterocycles with enhanced activity.