Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

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

Physical Location:
Clark Hall

Phone: 505-277-6655



October 19, 2018

SCHAEFER LECTURE: Dr. Cynthia J. Burrows, Distinguished Professor and Thatcher Presidential Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah

Photo: Seminar:

Profile:  Dr. Burrows received a B. A. from University of Colorado in 1975. She received her Ph. D. from Cornell University in 1982. She was a NSF-CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg from 1981 to 1983.  Dr. Burrows researches Nucleic acid chemistry with a focus on chemical modifications to DNA and RNA bases forms the core of our program. In DNA, such modifications are typically deleterious leading to mutations, genetic diseases and cancer; however, altered bases in RNA are of interest to help explain the role of RNA in the origin and evolution of life, specifically primitive metabolic processes on early Earth. These studies also help us understand how to modify nucleic acids to alter the function of DNA or RNA in the cell, or to analyze nucleic acids extracted from cells. Members of the lab include organic, biological, analytical and inorganic chemists.