Research groups within the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry are using chemical, biological, and computational tools to understand the historical evolution of the biological molecules we have in life today, from the origin of life to relatively recent adaptations, and to evolve new molecules with applications of commercial and therapeutic importance.
Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry: Ambient Sampling/Ionization & Molecular Imaging, Ion Mobility Spectrometry, Metabolomics, Pharmaceutical Forensics.
Chemical biology, Organic chemistry, Click chemistry, Catalysis, Materials chemistry, Chemical biology; Organic chemistry; Polymer science; Biomaterials; Immunology; Protein nanoparticles; Medicinal chemistry; Antiviral agents; Combinatorial chemistry; Molecular evolution; SELEX; Cell targeting; Backscattering interferometry
Synthetic Methodology Development; Natural Products Synthesis; Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes and Cyclobutanes; Homo-Nazarov Cyclizations; Heterocyclic Compounds; Medicinal Chemistry; Cascade Reactions; Ring-Opening Cyclizations
Nucleic acids; chemical evolution; origin of life.