Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Elings Hall, Room #1601
4 - 5pm
*Light refreshments will be provided*
Milan N. Stojanovic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical Sciences
Department of Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center
Host: Kevin Plaxco, Ph.D.
Some Random and Some Not-So-Random Experiments
With Self-Assembling Systems
I will describe three projects at the early stages of development that will have, as a common topic, practical applications of self-assembling systems: (1) A hexa-peptide that can serve as an MRI contrast agent with exceptionally high relaxivity; (2) a small molecule that dimerizes in an active site of a covalently inhibited enzyme; and (3) two oligonucleotides that form a complex when one of them senses a small molecule ligand.