Haley Lab, University of Oregon

Welcome to the Haley Lab!

Recent Lab News

March 28, 2016
  • Awesome job by Dr. Jon and Nathan on their BIT full paper in J. Org. Chem.!
  • DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00340

    March 23, 2016
  • Congrats and "Good luck!" to Dr. Chris Vonnegut. Chris successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on March 3rd and leaves soon for his new job.

  • March 17, 2016
  • Congrats and "Auf Wiedersehen!" to Dr. Jon Marshall. Jon successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on February 23rd and leaves tomorrow for his postdoc with Rik Tykwinski in Erlangen.

  • March 14, 2016
  • Mike, Darren and Calden are all featured in a new NSF "Science Nation" video. Check it out!
  • Science Nation Video

    February 24, 2016
  • Mike, Darren and the SupraSensor team are nominated for the National Public Radio (NPR) “Golden Mole Award for Accidental Brilliance in Science”.
  • Twelve Tales of Accidental Brilliance in Science
    (BOO - we didn't win!)

    December 15, 2015
  • Congrats to Mike for winning a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship for Research in Japan. He'll be in Japan for 3 weeks next April.

    November 12, 2015
  • A big shout-out to Blake and Ryan for their comprehensive tome in JACS discussing the complex nature of C-H•••X halogen H-bonds.
    (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b08767)

    November 6, 2015
  • Way to go for Regina, Jon and Alan for the JACS full paper on "Regina-platinum"!
    (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b09108)

    September 6, 2015
  • Shout-out to Chris and Airlia for their phosphaquinoline paper in Angew. Chem.!
    (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201507696)
  • The Haley lab is currently interested in the application of conjugated organic molecules toward various avenues:

  • Formally anti-aromatic, fully conjugated indenofluorene scaffolds are being explored as potential materials for organic electronics due to their ability to easily and reversibly accept electrons, in addition to fundamental exploration of these closed-shell antiaromatic moieties.

  • Conjugated aryl-ethynyl systems are being investigated for use in the sensing of various biologically/environmentally relevant phenomena, utilizing the inherent fluorescence of such systems to selectively sense or detect the presence of certain anions or potential gradients. This project is part of a collaboration with Darren Johnson.

  • The expertise of the Haley lab is being applied toward the synthesis and SAR studies of a family of Pt compounds related to the known pharmaceutical compound, cis-platin, for study of the interactions between platinum-based reagents and cellular constituents. The Pt assay work is performed in collaboration with the DeRose lab within the Chemistry Department here at the University of Oregon.