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Biological Chemistry


Vahe Bandarian
Enzymology and biosynthetic pathways

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

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

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

Peter F. Flynn
Biologically active macromolecules using a combination of NMR and biophysical methods to elucidate the origins of biological activity.

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

Matthew T. Kieber-Emmons
Bioinorganic reaction mechanisms and bioinspired catalysts with application to health and energy.

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

Shelley D. Minteer
Enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis, bioengineering, explosive sensing, biofuel cells.

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

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

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

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

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


  • 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
Last Updated: 8/9/18