Research Interests:

Foldamers are unnatural oligomers with a propensity to adopt well-defined conformations. These molecules have seen success in the mimicry of canonical peptide secondary structures such as -helices and -sheets. Current efforts in the field involve the application of foldamer design strategies to mimic higher-order protein structures and novel peptide architectures. Disulfide-rich peptides are notable candidates for foldamer research due to their intricate folding patterns and potent bioactivities. I am interested in establishing foldamer design principles for the synthesis of disulfide-rich peptide analogs with heterogeneous backbone modifications that manifest specific conformations, desired functionality and improved pharmacological properties.

 

Education:

B.S. in Microbiology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2008

M.S. in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2014


PhD Advisor: Dr. Seth Horne

Lab Address:

Department of Chemistry

Chevron Science Center 1406

219 Parkman Avenue 

email: ccc49@pitt.edu


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