Faculty – Biological
Debbie Crans - ProfessorPh.D., Harvard University970-491-7635 / firstname.lastname@example.orgMolecular recognition of enzymes, bioorganic chemistry, biological and physical organic chemistry of organic phosphate compounds and analogs, bioinorganic chemistry of vanadium (V) compounds, insulin mimetic compounds, NMR spectroscopy, enzyme catalyzed synthesis, development of methods for trace metal speciation, seed germination
Nick Fisk - Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological EngineeringPh.D., University of Wisconsin970-491-4115 / Nick.Fisk@colostate.eduMy research involves expanding the genetic code to include specifically reactive amino acids and using these types of non-natural amino acids to construct branched proteins and control the physical properties of protein assemblies.
Charles Henry - ProfessorPh.D., University of Arkansas970-491-2852 / email@example.comMicroscale bioanalytical and environmental chemistryBioanalytical chemistry; environmental chemistry; chemical separations; microscale chemical instrumentation; capillary electrophoresis; biosensor development; paper-based analytical devices; microfluidics
Alan Kennan - Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Academic AffairsPh.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison970-491-6046 / firstname.lastname@example.orgPeptide/Protein Recognition and DesignMolecular recognition, self-assembly, development of novel biological recognition motifs, construction of synthetic receptors for small molecules of biological interest, design of catalytic peptides.
Brian McNaughton - Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyPh.D., University of Rochester970-491-7060 / Brian.McNaughton@ColoState.eduMacromolecular evolution and engineering, targeted delivery of protein therapies and imaging reagentsDevelopment of new macromolecular therapeutics and targeted therapeutic delivery systems. Toward this end, researchers in my lab employ a diverse experimental platform, which includes protein engineering, protein evolution, phage display and selection, analysis of protein delivery and function in mammalian cell culture and in vivo, and biophysical analysis of protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions.
Melissa Reynolds - Assistant Professor of Chemistry and School of Biomedical EngineeringPh.D., University of Michigan970-491-3775 / email@example.comBiomaterials and biomedical engineeringMultidisciplinary chemical design and fabrication of biomimetic materials for use in medical device applications. Research work includes: synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds including small-molecule therapeutics, polymers, and extended frameworks; analytical studies utilizing fluorescence, chemiluminesence, zeta potential, and LC/MS-TOF; fabrication and engineering of materials; biomedical efficacy and toxicity studies.
Alan Van Orden - Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Berkeley970-491-6286 / firstname.lastname@example.orgBioanalytical chemistry, single molecule detection and spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, optical and scanning probe microscopy, optical biosensors for pharmaceutical and clinical chemistry.
Robert Williams - University Distinguished ProfessorPh.D., Massachutsetts Institute of Technology970-491-6747 / email@example.comSynthesis of natural products of biomedical significance and development of synthetic methodology for the construction of complex target molecules, design and synthesis of active site activated irreversible enzyme inhibitors, asymmetric synthesis of of alpha-amino acids, mechanism of action studies on anti-tumor drugs and antibiotics, oxidative cleavage and cross-linking of DNA, total synthesis and biogenesis of mycotoxic indole alkaloids from fungi, taxol biosynthesis, design and synthesis of antibiotics for drug-resistant microbial diseases, molecular biology and protein bioichemistry.