Nicholas McGrath, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry

Nick McGrath photo

Dr. McGrath joined the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010-2013
Ph.D., Cornell University, Organic Chemistry, 2010
M.S., University of Minnesota-Duluth, Organic Chemistry, 2005
B.S., University of Minnesota-Duluth, Organic Chemistry, 2003

Teaching Specialties
Organic Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry,
Chemical Biology

Research Interests
The goal of my research is to develop new chemical reactions that can be used as tools to study biological systems. Specifically, my research involves exploiting the chemoselective reactivity of azides and diazo compounds for novel ligation reactions, which allows us to probe and manipulate protein structure and labeling. The research will challenge students to develop a well-rounded perspective on chemical reactivity, protein structure and function, and biological processes, which will be valuable as they begin their scientific careers.

McGrath Research Group




Nicholas McGrath
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
4009 Cowley Hall
(608) 785-8287