Ross W. Cheloha 

Ross W. Cheloha

Degree Program: Chemistry
Faculty Supervisor: Samuel H. Gellman
Phone: (608) 263-2836






Current Research

My research in the laboratory of Professor Samuel Gellman focuses on the design, synthesis and application of non-natural peptidic foldamers as mimics of naturally occurring peptides.


Applegate GA, Cheloha RW, Nelson DL, Berkowitz DB. A new dehydrogenase from Clostridium acetobutylicum for asymmetric synthesis: dynamic reductive kinetic resolution entry into the Taxotère side chain. Chem Commun (Camb) 2011, 47(8):2420-2.

Broussy S, Cheloha RW, Berkowitz DB. Enantioselective, ketoreductase-based entry into pharmaceutical building blocks: ethanol as tunable nicotinamide reductant. Org Lett 2009, 11(2):305-8.

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