The interface between chemistry and biology is an exciting research frontier in the Department of Chemistry. On-going research in the department includes investigations of natural product biosynthesis, identification of biomarkers for autoimmune diseases, mechanisms of DNA damage and repair, nanomaterials for imaging and drug delivery, and chemical synthesis of antibiotics and enzyme inhibitors.
Glycobiology, polymers, green chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, interfacial recognition, nanomaterials
Enzymatic mechanisms, structural biology, molecular genetics, chemical logic of natural product biosynthetic pathways
Nucleic acids chemistry and biology, DNA repair, enzyme kinetics, triplet repeat expansion
Bioinorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, redox signaling, nitric oxide signaling, energy, carbon dioxide conversion
Synthetic organic chemistry, microbiology, antibiotic mechanism and resistance, drug discovery, biofuels, analytical chemistry
Drug discovery, phosphatases, activity based probes, organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis