Dr. Brown leads international research collaboration
Dr. Al Brown’s research group collaborates with the group of Ashraf Aly at Minia University, Egypt. The Aly lab prepares new nitrogen- and sulfur-containing heterocyclic compounds, hoping to discover (1) new reactions and (2) pharmaceutical leads. The Brown group deduces the structures of the products, using multinuclear one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy. Over the past ten years this collaboration has yielded over 30 published papers, including two major reviews. Postdoctoral fellow Essmat El-Sheref (right), supported by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, visited Florida Tech from January to July, 2016. This collaboration is both scientifically rewarding and culturally interesting.