Photos by Kei Fuchigami

Welcome to the Mirica Lab Group Website!

Our research program uses inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biological chemistry to address important metal-mediated processes with energy, biological, and medical relevance. 
An interdisciplinary, problem-based approach will be employed for the synthesis and characterization of new organic and inorganic compounds, with the ultimate goal to address unsolved problems with broad implications to our society. 
Three main research areas will be pursued that are expected to attract students and postdocs with different research interests and to provide them with a broad knowledge base applicable in most chemistry careers.


Location: McMillen Labs 504/506/508 
Phone: (314) 935-4991


July 2018: Dr. Cho received Postdoctoral Funding from McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology.
June 2018: Emily received 2018 summer research internship from International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability.
January 2018: Welcome new graduate student: Alex!
December 2017: Dr. Tang's paper was published in Dalton Trans.
December 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Fuchigami for a successful defense!
November 2017: Dr. Sharma and Dr. Schultz's paper was published in Inorganic Chemistry.
October 2017: Dr. Wessel's paper was published in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.
August 2017: Welcome new undergrad: Michael
August 2017: Dr. Sharma and Dr. Schultz's paper was published in JACS.
August 2017: Kei's paper was published in Inorganic Chemistry.
May 2017: Welcome new undergrads: Veronica and Alice!
May 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Watson, Dr. Wessel, and Dr. Ruhs for a successful defense!
March 2017: Dr. Mirica received the BK21–KAIST Lectureship Award.
January 2017: Dr. Mirica received the St. Louis Academy of Sciences Innovation Award
January 2017: Dr. Cascella's paper was published in Chem Comm