February 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
Alfredo Angeles-Boza, University of Connecticut
This presentation highlights the results of studies perform in my laboratories (https://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