The James M. Cook Group
The James M. Cook Group was founded by UWM's University Distinguished Professor Dr. James. M Cook. The Group's Major areas of interest at the present time include Medicinal Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, and Natural Products Chemistry. More specifically, the Group is interested in the synthesis of natural products with biological activity or related analogs with enhanced activity. Research of this type has led the James M. Cook Group into the alkaloid, quinoline, indole, ?-carboline, benzodiazepine and coumarin fields. Much of the Group's research effort has been concerned with the synthesis of small molecules active in the CNS, to search for receptor subtype selective activity.