Professor Serbulea is teaching organic chemistry courses, including the accelerated organic chemistry lectures and laboratories. She is actively involved in the development of the organic chemistry curriculum, focusing on improving the coordination between the topics in the lecture course and the experiments that are carried out in the laboratory. In the accelerated organic chemistry laboratories, students gain hands-on experience in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds using modern analytical instruments and laboratory equipment.
Laura Serbulea earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Bucharest, Romania, and received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 2012. Her research interests are in the area of computational drug design targeting G-protein coupled receptors, and investigation of organic reaction mechanisms using computational methods.