Chemistry Research

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; and computational assessment of rapid amide-bond cleavage.

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


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