Research Highlights

Carbon Nanohoops 

Synthesis of Carbon Nanohoops using alkyne metathesis

Carbon nanohoops are conjugated macrocycles with radially-arranged aromatic groups. Their curved aromatic structures give rise to unique electronic and photophysical properties.

Carbon Nanohoops Article

BODIPY 

We describe the synthesis and photochemical properties of linker-free BODIPY-glycine conjugates

A synthesis of linker-free BODIPY-glycine derivatives, via functionalization at the boron atom, is reported. The new compounds were studied experimentally and computationally, and shown to have high stability and fluorescence quantum yields.

BODIPY Article

Quorum Sensing 

By encapsulating urease from watermelon seeds in agarose beads, a biological phenomenon known as quorum sensing is simulated when the beads are grouped up in a sufficient "quorum" to react in solution.

Quorum Sensing is a biological phenomenon of cellular communication which plays a role in biofilm development or even bacteria colony growth. We emulate this communication by using an analog of urease encapsulated beads subjected to a urea solution. 

Quorum Sensing Article

News and Events

Revati Kumar 2019 ACS COMP OpenEye Award

Kumar with poster

OPENEYE AWARD ARTICLE

Justin Ragains Receives NIH Grant 

Justin Ragains with his lab research group

RECEIVES NIH GRANT ARTICLE

Tuo Wang Receives 2019-2020 Ralph E. Powe Award 

Tuo Wang in the lab

RALPH E. POWE AWARD ARTICLE