Faculty & Staff Profiles

Eduardo A. Véliz

Assistant Professor

Area(s) of Research

My research interests include a structure-based combinatorial approach to protein kinase and GTPase inhibitors (Signal Transduction Therapy).  I am also interested in the rational design and synthesis of polymer-supported biomimetic acyl transfer catalysts. 

A third research area is a collaborative work with Professor Roger Leblanc from the University of Miami.  It involves the synthesis of silanized quamtum dots (QDs) aimed at understanding the surface chemistry of biological supramolecular complexes.

Current students
Jayalath, P.; Pokharel, S.; Véliz, E.; Beal, P. A. "Synthesis and Evaluation of an RNA Editing Substrate Bearing 2'Deoxy-2'-mercaptoadenosine," Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids (2009), 28, 78-88.

Véliz, E. A.; Beal, P. A.; "Mitsunobu reactions of nucleoside analogs using triisopropyl phosphite-DIAD," Tetrahedron Lett. (2006), 47, 3153-3156.