Faculty – Organic
Eugene Chen - ProfessorPh.D., University of Massachusetts970-491-5609 / firstname.lastname@example.orgPolymer Chemistry, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and CatalysisBioplastics from renewable feedstocks, biomass conversion into chemicals and fuels, metal-catalyzed stereospecific and asymmetric polymerizations, Lewis pair polymerization, organopolymerization catalysis, precision polymer synthesis, polymer photovoltaics
Debbie Crans - ProfessorPh.D., Harvard University970-491-7635 / email@example.comMolecular 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.
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.
Yian Shi - ProfessorPh.D., Stanford University970-491-7424 / email@example.comOrganic and biological chemistry, new synthetic methodology, synthesis of chemically and biologically interesting natural products and study of their molecular mechanisms of action, study of enzymatic reaction mechanisms and development of therapeutic agents.
Robert Williams - University Distinguished ProfessorPh.D., Massachutsetts Institute of Technology970-491-6747 / firstname.lastname@example.orgSynthesis 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.