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Modern research is often most successful and innovative when carried out at the interface of chemical divisions and fields that can be found adjacent to chemistry.  The Green Research Group works at the intersection of Chemistry, Biology and Physics and thereby provides extensive training and collaborative opportunities for students in our program.  Our group employs organic and inorganic synthetic methods along with spectroscopic/analytical techniques (electrochemistry, XRD, NMR, UV-Vis and others) to target current challenges in biomedicine and chemical industry.  We collaboratively complement our work with cellular biology, physical inorganic methods (EPR, advanced NMR, determination of binding constants, and computational methods), and studies carried out with animal models (murine to date).  Our current research focus includes the development of small molecules that can target diseases that involve oxidative stress and/or metal-ion misregulation, such as Alzheimer’s.  We are also working toward the development of responsive electrochemical biosensors for biomarkers associated with cancer and MRI contrast agents for diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and others. Finally, we are also developing a new class of metal-based complexes that can be used to study and ultimately optimize C-C and C-H transformations in organic chemistry.

The Green Research Group has benefited greatly from a number of collaborations since our establishment at TCU in 2010.  In the majority of these collaborations, students from the Green Group spend time learning the methods in collaborators’ labs and carrying out the experiments and data collection themselves or alongside members of collaborative groups.  These experiences include Kimberly Lincoln working with Alan Bard for 3 weeks at UT Austin for elucidating electrochemical mechanisms, Paulina Gonzalez learning cell culture with Giri Akkaraju (TCU Biology), Samantha Brewer learning potentiometry with Gyula Tircsó (University of Debrecen/Toulouse University), and Marianne Burnett studying electrochemistry and immobilization at the Max Planck Institute with Olaf Rudiger. Brad Pierce at UT Arlington has been an invaluable collaborator for EPR as well as Tim Hubin (Southwest Oklahoma State University) in catalytic studies involved macrocyclic complexes. We are also excited to work with other universities by providing support with electrochemistry (ex: UT Southwestern, Advanced Imaging Research Center) and XRD. Please feel free to contact us if you are intersted in collaboration.

We welcome new visiting researchers. We are currently looking for new graduate students to join our team! Students accepted to our program will be offered a competative stipend, tuition, and insurance support. More information about ongoing Green Group Projects can be found here. Apply to our graduate program here. Undergraduates are also encouraged to explore positions in our research group (see the information on the People tab to find out more about applying).

 

We are grateful for generous financial support from the following sources:

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