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Yu Chen
Organic Chemistry
Remsen, Room 206F
Phone: 718-997-4132
yu.chen1@qc.cuny.edu
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Dr. Chen’s research interest includes the topics of late-transition-metal catalysis, asymmetric synthesis and catalysis, and heterocyclic chemistry. The late-transition-metal catalysis topic plays a significant role in Chen research group. His group is particularly interested in group 9 to 11 transition metals, especially Rh, Pd, Pt and Au. Developing new efficient chemical transformations using these late-transition-metal catalysts is currently one of the group’s major objectives. The late-transition-metal catalyzed asymmetric synthesis is another important research topic in Chen group. The group focuses on designing and preparing new ligands with axial chirality or facial chirality for efficient and highly stereoselective chemical reactions catalyzed by late-transition-metals. The synthetic methodologies developed in Chen group will be employed as the key steps in the synthesis of biologically interesting and pharmaceutically important molecules.

 
Junyong Choi
Chemical Biology
Science Bldg, Room B304
Phone: 718-997-3279
junyong.choi@qc.cuny.edu
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My research areas: Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Computer-aided Drug Design, Chemical Biology. <br>The main objective in the Choi Laboratory is to discover specific, target-directed therapeutics for human diseases. The Choi lab integrates organic synthesis, computer-aided drug design, and chemical biology to discover bioactive chemical probes and therapeutic candidates. We design and synthesize small molecules that modulate biological targets in cells and animal models of human diseases. We are particularly interested in discovery of small molecules possessing novel mechanisms of action in order to understand specific functions of biological targets in human diseases. The discovery and techniques established in the Choi lab will advance the chemical science in biomedical research and facilitate understanding in human diseases for the development of therapeutics.

 
Robert Engel
Organic Chemistry
Remsen, Room 206F
Phone: 718-997-4106
robert_engel@qc.edu
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In addition to our continuing interest in organophosphorus chemistry (syntheses and mechanisms), for several years a major effort of our laboratory has been concerned with the design and syntheses of polycationic organic salts of several topological types including: dendrimers, strings, combs and rings. Most recently, we have been concerned with the conversion of such salts into ionic liquids, and their attachment to surfaces to generate antimicrobial surfaces. Several general topological categories of polycations are under investigation.

 
William H. Hersh
Organic/Organometallic; uses of novel phosphorus chemistry in organometallic catalysis, antisense oligonucleotide synthesis, and enantioselective catalysis.
Remsen, Room 109B
Phone: 718-997-4144
william.hersh@qc.cuny.edu
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Sanjai Kumar
Chemical Biology, Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry
Remsen, Room 117C
Phone: 718-997-4120
sanjai.kumar@qc.cuny.edu
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Design, synthesis and evaluation of tight-binding inhibitors of clinically important enzyme targets using a combination of rational and combinatorial approaches, enzyme kinetics and molecular modeling.
 
 

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Chair: Dr. Wilma Saffran

Office Assistant: Ms. Kelly Barth

Remsen 206

Tel: 718-997-4100, 4482​

eMail: kelly.barth@qc.cuny.edu

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