Brian M. Stoltz

Professor of Chemistry
Contact information for Brian M. Stoltz
Contact Method Value
Mail Code: MC 101-20
Office: 301C Schlinger
Phone: 626-395-6064
Email: stoltz@​
B.A., B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1993; M.A., Yale University, 1996; Ph.D., 1997. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2000-06; Associate Professor, 2006-07; Professor, 2007-; Bowles Professor, 2007-12. Executive Officer, 2010-12.
Research Areas: Chemistry

Research Interests

Organic Synthetic Chemistry: the development and implementation of new strategies for the preparation of structurally complex molecules

Assistant: Veronica Triay

Research in the Stoltz group has been initiated in the general area of chemical synthesis with a focus on the development of new strategies for the preparation of complex molecules possessing interesting structural, biological, and physical properties.

In concert with the design and development of unique and efficient synthetic strategies, we will develop new techniques and methods which will be useful in far reaching and unanticipated applications, as well as for the synthesis of the initial inspirational target. Thus, the general research paradigm within the Stoltz laboratory will be to utilize architecturally complex target molecules as the driving force behind the development of new reactions, which extend the limits of the science.

Ultimately, we will have access to important biologically active compounds prepared through novel and efficient routes, as well as new techniques for the preparation of other structurally unique targets.