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Chemistry Seminar Series 291 (2/11/19)

February 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

Alfredo Angeles-Boza, University of Connecticut

Abstract:
This presentation highlights the results of studies perform in my laboratories (http://angeles-boza.chemistry.uconn.edu/) showing 1) how Cu2+ and Zn2+ are important components on the activity of two host defense peptides isolated from the tick Ixodes sinensis and the tunicate Styela clava; and 2) how 13C kinetic isotope effects allow the identification of the species involved in CO2 reduction catalysis. I will also show our initials attempts at using this knowledge to prepare novel antimicrobial agents and catalysts.

Flyer File: boaz_alfredo_ccb_flyer.pdf