Chemistry

Cliff I. Stains, PhD
Associate Professor
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Research Summary: Our laboratory conducts research at the interface of chemistry and biology. We are particularly interested in employing chemical tools and design principles to investigate biological systems. Our research program is centered on three areas involving: 1) new methodologies for constructing designer signaling networks, 2) fundamental studies of protein misfolding, and 3) the development and application of bioprobes. The long-term goal of these projects is to provide fundamental insights into biological processes. These multidisciplinary efforts are supported by a combination of approaches including synthesis, protein design and evolution, bioanalytical chemistry, and molecular biology.