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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Chemical Approaches to Genome and Protein Editing
Amit Choudhary, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Broad Institute, Harvard & MIT,

Zoom information available upon request.

My laboratory focuses on applying chemistry-based approaches to propel the development of molecular and cellular modalities for various disorders. I will briefly introduce our efforts in cellular engineering using CRISPR-based technologies and the development of zinc-based prodrug systems, but my presentation will focus on Phosphorylation-Inducing Chimeric Small molecules (PHICS). Small molecules have been classically used to inhibit enzyme function (i.e., loss-of-function), but several new classes of small molecules are emerging that endow neo-functions to enzymes via proximity-mediated effects. I will describe the development and applications of PHICS, which can induce phosphorylation of a given target protein by forcing proximity between a kinase and the target protein.

For more information, please contact Annette Luymes by phone at x6016 or by email at [email protected].