Current areas of research in the Department are:

  • inorganic and hybrid materials synthesis
  • protein-nucleic acid interactions; immunochemistry
  • fluorescence and single-molecule spectroscopy
  • high resolution molecular spectroscopy of jet-cooled species
  • ab initio, quantum chemical calculation of molecular properties and intermolecular interactions
  • chemical-genetic characterization of cell signaling enzymes; protein phosphatase inhibitor design
  • biochemistry of tRNA modification enzymes
  • investigation of the protein folding landscape of kinetically stabilized proteins
  • development of hydrogen-exchange mass spectrometry methodology to monitor protein folding and dynamics
  • the design and synthesis of self-assembling organic nanostructures
  • a computational assessment of rapid amide-bond cleavage

 

Individual faculty research interests may be found by clicking on the names at left.