Dmochowski Group


Research in the Dmochowski lab encompasses many areas of Bioinorganic, Bioorganic, and Biophysical Chemistry, as well as Chemical Biology. Our lab is comprised of people with backgrounds spanning these disciplines. We are developing small molecules, proteins, and spectroscopic techniques for studying complex biomolecular systems. Our approach involves cycles of molecular design, synthesis, and measurement.


Recent Publications

Rapp, T. L.; Phillips, S. R.; Dmochowski, I. J. J. Chem. Educ. 2016, 93 (12), 21012105.

Wang, Y.; Roose, B. W.; Palovcak, E. J.; Carnevale, V.; Dmochowski, I. J. A Genetically Encoded β-Lactamase Reporter for Ultrasensitive 129 Xe NMR in Mammalian Cells. Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 2016, 55 (31), 89848987.

Pulsipher, K. W.; Dmochowski, I. J. Ferritin: Versatile Host, Nanoreactor, and Delivery Agent. Isr. J. Chem. 2016, 56 (910), 660670.

Group News

  • Sean wins the annual Pop Talks competition for his excellent presentation of his light-activated oligonucleotide work!
  • Teresa's paper "Kinetics and Photochemistry of Ruthenium Bisbipyridine Diacetonitrile Complexes: An Interdisciplinary Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Laboratory Exercise" is published in J. Chem Educ.
  • Yanfei successfully completes her Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Yanfei!
  • Congratulations to Ben for placing 1st for "Best Poster" at the Chemical Biology Interface (CBI) Retreat.
  • Ivan set to receive the 2016 Crano Award from the Akron Section of the American Chemical Society in April.
  • Ivan co-organizes with Prof. Reddy the Penn-CEST NMR meeting (to be held at Upenn Oct. 25-28, 2015).
  • Brittany successfully completes her Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Brittany!
  • Ivan selected to chair the next Xe-MAT meeting (to be held at UPenn in 2018).
  • Ivan and the Saven Lab publish their computational study in Chem. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02401C
  • Ivan promoted to Professor of Chemistry.
  • Congratulations to Ben for placing 2nd for "Best Poster" at the Chemical Biology Interface (CBI) Retreat.