Wayne State University

Aim Higher

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department of Chemistry
NMR & EPR Lab Mgr. Profile
Bashar Ksebati, Ph.D.
Title Laboratory Manager & Senior Research Scientist
Location NMR & EPR Core Facility
Lumigen Instrumentation Center
A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building
Education B.S., University of Damascus, 1977
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1984
Post-Doctoral, University of Oklahoma, 1984-1988
Office Chem 43
Phone (313) 577-3100

Dr. Ksebati has worked in the NMR & EPR Core Facility of the Lumigen Instrument Center for 25 years. Through initiative and hard work, he created and developed customized standard software applications and pulse sequencing programs for the five NMRs, which allows users to increase their efficiency and productivity. He offers several levels of training workshops and courses. These courses include the mechanics of performing NMR experiments as well as NMR theory and its experimental application in solving molecular chemical, structural and mechanistic information. By tutoring students in advanced NMR strategies (2D and 3 D NMR spectroscopy), users learn to elucidate complex molecular structures. He has isolated over 100 marine natural products and organic compounds and determined their structure by NMR spectroscopy. This structural information has been used to elucidate the chemistry and biological activity of these natural metabolites. Being awarded the WSU College of Liberal Arts and Science Presidential Bounce Service Award reflects his successes as the Manager of the NMR Laboratory.


D. Tomco, S. Schmitt, B. Ksebati, M. J. Heeg, Q. Ping Dou, C. N. Verani. "Effects of tethered ligands and of metal oxidation state on the interactions of cobalt complexes with the 26S proteasome.", Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 105, 1759-1766 (2011).

S.B. Mhaske, B. Ksebati, M.N. Mhaske, M. N. Prichard, J. C. Drach, J. Zemlicka. "Phosphonate Analogues of Cyclopropavir Phosphates and Their E-isomers. Synthesis and Antiviral Activity." Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 17 3892-9 (2009).

J. P. Desaulniers, B. Ksebati, C. S. Chow, "Synthesis of 15n-enriched pseudouridine derivatives." Organic Letters, 5, 4093-6 (2003).

Y. Ni, K.K.D. Amarasinghe, B. Ksebati, J. Montgomery. "First Total Synthesis and Stereochemical Definition of Isodomoic Acid G." Organic Letters, 20, 3771-3 (2003).

Y. S. Chen, A. Janczuk, X. Chen, J. Q. Wang, B. Ksebati, P. G. Wang. "Expeditious syntheses of two carbohydrate-linked cisplatin analogs." Carbohydrate Research, 337, 1043-6 (2002).

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