Joined Jan 11 2012
Professor and Chair of Chemistry, Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton)
Our research interests are in the chemistry and biochemistry of nucleic acids with a focus on elucidation of RNA’s structure and function. The research philosophy is to use organic chemistry as the enabling discipline to create unique model systems and tools for fundamental studies and practical applications in nucleic acid biochemistry, biophysics and biomedicine. The current projects include design, synthesis, and biophysical exploration of RNA analogs having non-phosphorous internucleoside linkages and development of novel RNA binders based on nucleobase-modified PNA for biomedical applications.