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Christopher Arnatt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Courses Taught

CHEM 2410, 2420, 2430, 2440, 3600, 5160


Virginia Commonwealth University, Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, 2013
Hampden-Sydney College, B.S. in Chemistry, 2009

Research Interests

The core theme of his research revolves around utilizing organic chemistry to decipher cellular processes and disease states. He has illustrated that by using bioorganic techniques, modern synthetic organic chemistry can be applied to make small molecules that are targeted towards any specific process or protein, which can significantly impact their study. Specifically, he is developing novel small molecule chemical probes and fluorescent probes to help study biological systems. His research for the next five years will focus on nuclear proteins and DNA modifications as they pertain to cancer and stem cell biology.

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