The Caran Research Group

JMU Chemistry and Biology on the radio! Hear about our Research Corporation supported project on WXJM radio - recorded live 1/21/2010.  Dr. Kyle Seifert (JMU Biology) Dr. Kevin Minbiole (JMU Chemisry) and Dr. Kevin Caran (JMU Chemistry) were interviewed for the progam STEM Sell which focuses on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics issues at JMU and beyond.  Click HERE to listen to the podcast  [Episode #7]. (Our part of this episode starts ~15 minutes in.)


Research Projects

Group Members & Alumni

Publications and Presentations

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Dr. Kevin L. Caran

ChemDemo (Outreach)

JMU Chemistry

College of Science and Mathematics

Center for Materials Science


The group Fall 2014

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Welcome to the Caran group website!

Our research utilizes organic synthesis to prepare novel molecules designed to self-assemble in various environments.