Garg Lab

Garg Research Group

The Next Generation of Scientists and Scholars

Garg Lab launches!
Aug 15, 2019 helps students learn how to assign stereocenters, all in the context of important molecules.

Mild Generation of Oxacyclic Allenes and a Catalytic, Asymmetric Approach Towards Enantioenriched Cyclic Allenes published in Angewandte
Aug 5, 2019

Strained heterocyclic allenes represent a class of valuable intermediates that remain underdeveloped. Check out our synthesis of 3,4-oxacyclohexadiene precursors and studies on their utility in trapping reactions and enantiospecific Diels–Alder reactions published in ACIE.

A Perspective on Recent Collaborations in Total Synthesis
Aug 5, 2019

“Collaboration” is not the first word most associate with the field of total synthesis. Yet the complexity of natural products lends itself to advancements not only in synthetic chemistry, but in biocatalysis, biosynthesis, computational chemistry, and drug discovery as well. Here we highlight recent advances in these fields brought on by collaborations in the total synthesis of natural products.

Congrats to Neil!
Jul 22, 2019

Neil has been selected to receive the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry’s 2019 Edward Leete Award for his contributions to research and teaching.

Collaboration with the Tang Lab published in JACS
Jul 16, 2019

Jason Chari’s collaboration with the Tang Lab has been published in JACS. Check out these efforts to uncover a new domain architecture among fungal PKSs!

Garg Lab launches!
Jul 16, 2019 allows researchers and educators to generate scannable QR codes that link to interactive 3D structures.



The Garg Laboratory explores new and innovative tools in chemical education, especially those that involve the use of modern technologies. Click on the links below to learn more about our recent efforts in teaching the remarkable undergraduate students at UCLA.


About Neil

Professor Garg received a B.S. in Chemistry from New York University where he did undergraduate research with Professor Marc Walters. During his undergraduate years, he spent several months in Strasbourg, France while conducting research with Professor Mir Wais Hosseini at Université Louis Pasteur as an NSF REU Fellow.