Welcome to the Walczak Group
chemical tools and strategies to drive
new discoveries in the life sciences


We are developing tools that enable the synthesis and selective modifications of (oligo)saccharides with minimal synthetic effort and in high selectivities. These studies utilize catalytic processes compatible with a broad selection of functional groups and classes of substrates.            




06   /   05   /   2022

We are happy to host Helen Sun for the next few weeks as a summer undergraduate researcher. Helen is a rising sophomore studying Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley and enjoys hiking, swimming, and embroidery.

06   /   02   /   2022

A manuscript describing novel umpolung AlaB reagents is now available in Angewandte Chemie!

05   /   28   /   2022

We are actively recruiting postdoctoral associates with backgrounds in organic synthesis, protein chemistry or biochemistry/chemical biology. Please check out our ad at jobRxiv for details!