Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

MSC03 2060
300 Terrace St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
Clark Hall

Phone: 505-277-6655


Chemical Approaches to Engineer Cell Signaling

**Seminars begin at 4:00 PM and will be held in Clark Hall Room 101**

November 21, 2014

Fu-sen Liang

Sophisticated cellular signaling networks are evolved to convert perceived environment signals into proper cellular responses that promote survival and maintain normal functions of the cells and the organisms. The ability to engineer novel cellular signaling not only contributes to the understanding of the signaling mechanisms but also hold great promise for therapeutic applications. We have developed chemical approaches towards this goal that integrate chemical or photochemical reactivity-based signal sensing and chemically induced protein proximity methods. The modular design of our approaches allows the rapid generation of novel signaling circuitry that will give predictable and tailored biological functions in responding to endogenous or exogenous cellular stimuli.