Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty & Staff

Becker, Daniel

Title/s:  Professor

Office #:  FH-217A

Phone: 773.508.3089


CV Link: D Becker CV

External Webpage: http://www.beckerlabluc.com/


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • B.A. in Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Research Interests

Our research is focused on the design and synthesis of metalloenzyme inhibitors and also of serine protease and serine hydrolase inhibitors with antibiotic properties. In addition, we are interested in the synthesis and conformational dynamics of supramolecular scaffolds related to cyclotriveratrylene (CTV) with applications in host-guest chemistry. Other active research areas involve synthetic methodology including cascade reactions and metal-catalyzed functionalization reactions.

Selected Publications

T. K. Heath, M. R. Lutz Jr, C. T. Reidl, E. R. Guzman, C. A. Herbert, B. P. Nocek, R. C. Holz, K. W. Olsen, M. A. Ballicora, D. P. Becker PloS one 2018, 13, e0196010.


B. Nocek, C. Reidl, A. Starus, T. Heath, D. Bienvenue, J. Osipiuk, R. P. Jedrzejczak, A. Joachimiak, D. P. Becker, R. C. Holz Biochemistry (N.Y ) 2018, 57, 574.


C. T. Reidl, K. A. Majorek, J. Dang, M. Law, D. Tran, K. Jew, P. Chiarelli, W. Minor, M. Kuhn, D. P. Becker The FASEB Journal 2017, 31, 923.6-923.6.


Z. R. Osner, R. C. Holz, D. P. Becker Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 5419-5423.


S. R. Sarsah, M. R. Lutz, K. C. Bobb, D. P. Becker Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 5390-5392.


E. V. Filippova, L. A. Weston, M. L. Kuhn, B. Geissler, A. M. Gehring, N. Armoush, C. T. Adkins, G. Minasov, I. Dubrovska, L. Shuvalova, J. R. Winsor, L. D. Lavis, K. J. F. Satchell, D. P. Becker, W. F. Anderson, R. J. Johnson J. Biol. Chem. 2013, 288, 10522-10535.


A. M. Panagopoulos, D. Steinman, A. Goncharenko, K. Geary, C. Schleisman, E. Spaargaren, M. Zeller, D. P. Becker J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 3532-3540.


S. R. S. Sarsah, M. R. Lutz, M. Zeller, D. S. Crumrine, D. P. Becker J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 2051-2058.


D. M. Gillner, D. P. Becker, R. C. Holz JBIC, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 18, 155-163.


M. R. Lutz, M. Zeller, S. R. S. Sarsah, A. Filipowicz, H. Wouters, D. P. Becker Supramol. Chem. 2012, 24, 803-809.