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University of Connecticut Department of Chemistry Peczuh Research Group

Check out Aditya's 3-minute thesis presentation


Our group designs and synthesizes new natural product-like small molecules that are used to investigate biological processes. We are especially interested in characterizing protein small molecule interactions. One active project in the group include the synthesis, conformational analysis, and protein binding activity of seven membered ring sugars called septanoses. Another project is aimed at uncovering the rules by which macrocyclic molecules use point chirality and multi-atom planar arrays to establish their unique shapes. The molecules are also potential antibacterials.

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