Justin T. Douglas, Ph.D.

Director, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab
Primary office:
Malott Hall, room 3001


Justin Douglas is the Director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory.  He has held this position since 2009. 

Prior to joining KU, Justin was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 2006-2009. 

Justin earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2006 from Carnegie Mellon University.

Selected Publications

Kumar S, Thornton P, Painter TO, Jain P, Downard J, Douglas JT, Santini C, Day VW. “Synthesis of a Family of Spirocyclic Scaffolds; Building Blocks for the Exploration of Chemical Space.” J Org Chem. 2013.

Painter TO, Bunn JR, Schoenen FJ, Douglas JT, Day VW, Santini C. “Skeletal diversification via heteroatom linkage control: preparation of bicyclic and spirocyclic scaffolds from N-substituted homopropargyl alcohols.” J Org Chem. 2013, 78(8):3720-30.

Coombs TCLushington GH, Douglas J, Aubé J. “1,3-allylic strain as a strategic diversification element for constructing libraries of substituted 2-arylpiperidines.” Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2011, 50(12):2734-7.

Lozama A, Cunningham CWCaspers MJ, Douglas JT, Dersch CM, Rothman RBPrisinzano TE“Opioid receptor probes derived from cycloaddition of the hallucinogen natural product salvinorin A.” J Nat Prod. 2011, 74(4):718-26.

Chattopadhyay K, Jana R, Day VW, Douglas JT, Tunge JA. “Mechanistic origin of the stereodivergence in decarboxylative allylation.” Org Lett. 2010, 12(13):3042-5.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
KU Today