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.


Group News

  • 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.
  • Congratulations to Brittani and Sean for their recent J. Inorg. Biochem. review of caged oligonucleotides for studying biological systems. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2015.03.010
  • Congratulations to Yanfei for her recent ChemComm paper on using cucurbit[6]uril as an ultrasensitive Xe-129 NMR contrast agent. DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01826A
  • Congratulations to Brittany and Yanfei for their recent JACS paper on "Smart" Xe NMR biosensors for pH-dependent cell labeling. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b01938
  • Congratulations to Julie and Teresa for their recent Chemical Science paper on ruthenium-caged antisense morpholinos for regulating gene expression. DOI: 10.1039/c4sc03990d)
  • Julie successfully completes her Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Julie!
  • Teresa presents "Catch and release: Using visible light-activated ruthenium polypyridyl compounds to cage oligonucleotides" at the 248th ACS National Conference in San Francisco.
  • Yubin and Yanfei's paper "Bacterial spore detection and analysis using hyperpolarized 129Xe chemical exchange saturation transfer (Hyper-CEST) NMR" published in Chemical Science. (DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01190B)
  • Yanfei and Teresa win TA awards. Congratulations!
  • Olena, Yubin, and Ed's paper  "Enantiopure cryptophane-129Xe nuclear magnetic resonance biosensors targeting carbonic anhydrase" published in Supramolecular Chemistry. (DOI: 10.1080/10610278.2014.906601)