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
- mechanistic studies of spectroscopy and kinetics in proton-coupled electron transfer model systems and photovoltaic materials
- the design and synthesis of self-assembling organic nanostructures
- an computational assessment of rapid amide-bond cleavage.
Individual faculty research interests may be found by clicking on the names at left.