Justin Douglas

Director, COBRE PSF Biomolecular NMR Core Lab
Director, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab
Director, Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab
Primary office:
Malott Hall
Room 3001


Justin Douglas is the Director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and the Solid State Nuclear Resonance (SSNMR) Laboratories.  He has been director of the NMR lab since 2009 and named director of the SSNMR lab in 2014.

Prior to joining KU, Justin was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 2006-2009. 

Justin earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2006 from Carnegie Mellon University.

Selected Publications


Kumar S, Thornton P, Painter TO, Jain P, Downard J, Douglas JT, Santini C, Day VW. “Synthesis of a Family of Spirocyclic Scaffolds; Building Blocks for the Exploration of Chemical Space.” J Org Chem. 2013, 78(13):6529-39.

Painter TO, Bunn JR, Schoenen FJ, Douglas JT, Day VW, Santini C. “Skeletal diversification via heteroatom linkage control: preparation of bicyclic and spirocyclic scaffolds from N-substituted homopropargyl alcohols.” J Org Chem. 2013, 78(8):3720-30.

Coombs TC, Lushington GH, Douglas J, Aubé J. “1,3-allylic strain as a strategic diversification element for constructing libraries of substituted 2-arylpiperidines.” Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2011, 50(12):2734-7.

Lozama A, Cunningham CW, Caspers MJ, Douglas JT, Dersch CM, Rothman RB, Prisinzano TE. “Opioid receptor probes derived from cycloaddition of the hallucinogen natural product salvinorin A.” J Nat Prod. 2011, 74(4):718-26.

Chattopadhyay K, Jana R, Day VW, Douglas JT, Tunge JA. “Mechanistic origin of the stereodivergence in decarboxylative allylation.” Org Lett. 2010, 12(13):3042-5.

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