Dr. Kyle D. Watson

_MG_0117Dr. Kyle D. Watson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Hahn 212






B.A., Chemistry, Manchester College (now Manchester University), 2010
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, 2015

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry I Lab
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Chemistry Junior Seminar
  • Chemistry Senior Seminar


Majewski, M. W.; Watson, K. D.; Cho, S.; Miller, P. A.; Franzblau, S. G.; Miller, M. J. “Syntheses and Biological Evaluations of Highly Functionalized Hydroxamate Containing and N-Methylthio Monobactams as Anti-Tuberculosis and β-Lactamase Inhibitory Agents.” Med. Chem. Comm. 2015, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/c5md90052b

Watson, K. D.; Carosso, S.; Miller, M. J. New and Concise Syntheses of the Bicyclic Oxamazin Core Using an Intramolecular Nitroso Diels-Alder Reaction and Ring-Closing Olefin Metathesis.” Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 358. DOI: 10.1021/ol303305u

Watson, K. D.; Nguelo, S. E. T.; Degranges, C.; Delhommelle, J. “Crystal nucleation and growth in Pd–Ni alloys: a molecular simulation study.” Cryst. Eng. Comm. 2011, 13, 1132. DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00368A

Research Interests:

I am primarily interested in researching new ways of making antibiotic compounds and testing them for antibiotic activity through collaboration with the biology program.