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.
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