When I was 6, my family did a little trip in Europe when my dad was pursuing his Ph.D. (Chemistry as well). We spent 2 years in Darmstadt, Germany and 3 years in Genova, Italy. Lots of beer, sausage, pizza, pesto and pasta, and yes, that’s all I remembered.
I am an expert in amide bond formation, seriously. If you have any problem regarding a hard-to-couple amide bond, ask me! I also do small molecule synthesis and peptides/peptoids oligomer combinatorial synthesis. Right now I am doing proteomics, which is destroying amide bonds. Therefore I guess soon enough I will become the amide bond expert! 8-)
On the biology side, I am interested in kinases and their signalling pathway. Especially their involvement in cancer. Currently I am developing a highly sensitive assay that may detect cancer at a very early stage. Lung cancer diagnosed at stage I has a 5-year survival rate of 50% comparing to only 1% survival rate at stage IV! That's why I am doing it!
Are you interested in collaborating? Tell me about your project:
drop me an e-mail or visit my lab at The Scripps Research Institute
Also, if you find any bug from my software, please let me know!
Feel free to stop by:
10550 North Torrey Pines Road, SR-302
San Diego, California, 92037