Our group research interests are broadly in total synthesis of biologically active compounds and medicinal chemistry. Current projects include the total synthesis of bioactive natural products such as antiinflammatory agents, antibacterial agents, antimalarial compounds and anti-cancer agents. Targets are chosen for their interesting biological activity and moderate complexity, which drives our creative solutions to their synthesis. Our ability to achieve an efficient synthesis enables us to access sufficient quantities of target molecule for biological profiling and ready access to different analogs that may prove to be more selective and efficacious as a drug-like molecule. We have plans to divert our total synthesis projects into medicinal chemistry projects by simplifying the complex structures. In medicinal chemistry front, our main interest is to use "silicon-switch approach" to discover novel drugs or drug-like molecules with improved pharmacokintetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties.