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Biological Chemistry

Research areas



  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Nucleic Acid Chemistry
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology of Proteins and Nucleic Acids
  • Protein & Nucleic Acids Biochemistry
  • Structural Methods in Biochemistry
  • Techniques in Genetic Engineering


Vahe Bandarian

Enzymology and biosynthetic pathways, biosynthesis of complex natural products

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Bethany Buck-Koehntop

Investigations of structure-function relationships in biomolecular interactions utilizing a combination of solution NMR spectroscopy, biophysics and molecular biology.

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Cynthia J. Burrows

Nucleic acid chemistry focusing on oxidative DNA damage, photochemistry of nucleic acids, and single molecule studies of modified DNA in protein nanopores.

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John C. Conboy

Analysis of protein interactions at solid/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces usingnonlinear optical spectroscopies and electrochemical methods.

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Ming Chen Hammond

Development of biosensors for live cell imaging, high-throughput screening, and synthesis; chemistry and biology of nucleotide signaling molecules.

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Matthew T. Kieber-Emmons

Bioinorganic reaction mechanisms and bioinspired catalysts with application to health and energy.

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Ryan Looper

Development of strategies and methods for the synthesis of complex molecules as leads for biomedical discovery.

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Shelley D. Minteer

Enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis, bioengineering, explosive sensing, biofuel cells.

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Marc D. Porter

High-throughput methods, miniaturizing analytical instrumentation, FTIR, STM, AFM, SERS, electrochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, acoustic wave techniques, and spectroelectrochemistry.

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C. Dale Poulter

Studies of enzymes in the isoprenoid biosynthetic pathway using tools in organic chemistry, structural biology, and molecular biology.

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Aaron W. Puri

Structure, function, and genetic regulation of natural products from underexplored bacteria

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Jon D. Rainier

Development of organic and organometallic reactions and the use of these reactions in the chemical synthesis of biologically important molecules.

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Andrew G. Roberts

Reaction discovery and design for the chemical synthesis of small molecules and structurally unique peptide-based therapeutics.

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Peter J. Stang

Supramolecular chemistry. Nanoscale molecular architectures, metallacyclic polygons and polyhedra via coordination. Crystal engineering. Iodonium chemistry. Reactive Intermediates.

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Last Updated: 11/30/18