Events

Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: John J. Correia
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 3:15pm
Science Building 1, room 107, 1025 SW Mill Street
Free & open to the public

University of Mississippi Medical Center Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, John. J. Correia, will present High Concentration Biophysics is Nonideal at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar series.

About Professor Correia

Dr. Correia's research has focused on two broad areas including biophysical studies of macromolecular interactions by analytical ultracentrifuge techniques with an emphasis on the interaction of anti-mitotic drugs like vinca alkaloids with tubulin and microtubule proteins. Correia's vinca work focused on the Biothermodynamics of tubulin spiral interactions that stressed implications for translational studies and predicted clinical potencies and mechanisms of drug resistance. He pursued numerous collaborations with drugs companies that provided vinca derivatives and measured comparative energetics by AUC. Two of these drugs have made it to the clinics. Correia's recent focus is on the characterization of a drug delivery system, Elastin-Like Peptide, and the hydrodynamic characterization of ELP in serum.

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research in the chemistry of the environment, novel materials, and biological systems. The Department's curriculum, faculty, library, and facilities of the department are accredited by the American Chemical Society.

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