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Dr. Brown leads international research collaborationDr. 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.