Randi Gbur

Group alum - PhD 2013

Office Location

Chem 3222


Physical Organic Chemistry

Organic Synthesis

Organic Electrochemistry


2004 – 2008

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington


Research advisor: Carl J. Lovely


Research interests:


  • Natural product synthesis of biologically active marine alkaloids
  • Biological testing of alkaloid analogs

2008 – 2013

Ph.D. candidate in Organic Chemistry, NSF PIRE-ECCI Fellow


Research interests:

  • Physical organic chemistry and organic electrochemistry
  • Fundamental and mechanistic aspects of organic chemistry
  • Method development for the advancement of sustainable chemistry practices
  • Heterogeneous electro-catalysis


Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, UCSB,, NSF PIRE-ECCI Fellow


Postdoctoral scholar, with Craig Hawker (Materials, UCSB)

2014 – present

Staff Scientist at Tricida, Inc., San Francisco, CA




R. K. Gbur, R. D. Little, "Unveiling the Role of Molecule Assisted Homolysis: A Mechanistic Probe into the Chemistry of a Bicyclic Peroxide" J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 2134–2141. doi.org/10.1021/jo300297u


R. K. Gbur, R. D. Little, “Electrosynthesis of Bioactive Materials” in Organic Electrochemistry - 5th ed., (Eds.: B. Speiser & O. Hammerich), Taylor & Francis, 2015.


N. Zhang, C. Zeng, C. M. Lam, R. K. Gbur, R. D. Little “Triarylimidazole Redox Catalysts: Electrochemical Analysis and Empirical Correlations” J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 2104–2110