Department Faculty

Jevgenij Raskatov
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2978 (Office), 831-459-4669 (Lab)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location Physical Sciences Bldg 356 (Office), Physical Sciences Bldg 379 (Lab)
  • Mail Stop Chemistry
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemistry

Summary of Expertise

Organic synthesis, NMR, molecular modeling, biophysical characterization, molecular biology assays

 

Research Interests

The Raskatov Lab: Disease-Oriented Chemical Biology.

We draw inspiration from aging-related medicinally challenging questions, which are becoming increasingly pressing as life expectancy continues to rise (the cancer/inflammation interface is of specific interest). We identify biomolecular signaling nodes that are sufficiently well-understood at the molecular level, so that a biology problem can be translated into a chemistry problem. As chemists we synthesize molecules and study their properties by means of NMR spectroscopy, crystallography and DFT computation. Molecular scaffolds that show initial promise are tested in relevant biological systems.

 

Prof. Raskatov is a Humboldt Fellow. Eligible postdoctoral candidates are encouraged to apply