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Elucidating Cellular Functions for Receptor-Interacting Protein Kinases

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Receptor-interacting protein kinases (RIPKs) are a seven-member family of proteins that have an array of biological roles. The presentation will feature the design of inhibitors for elucidating the cellular functions of several RIPK family members.

About the Speaker

Greg Cuny, Ph.D., is an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the UH College of Pharmacy. The research interest of his laboratory is in the field of synthetic medicinal chemistry. One goal of his research is to design and optimize in vivo pharmacology probes to elucidate novel therapeutic strategies for treating diseases. He uses approaches in organic synthesis, molecular modeling/docking and structure-based design to guide these optimization efforts. A second goal of his research is to incorporate conformational restricted natural products and non-derivative synthesis into his research program.