In many biological systems, ligand-receptor
pairs bind to each other via noncovalent
interactions such as hydrogen-bonding and
Van der Waals forces. This project’s method
of studying these interactions uses electron
transfer theory. When a receptor binds to a
redox-modified ligand, there is a change in
the reorganization energy of the...
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a
powerful technique used in clinical
medicine and biomedical research to
conduct noninvasive imaging of tissues and
organisms. Chelated gadolinium is often
used as an MRI contrast agent to improve
the spatial resolution of these images.
Recently developed “smart” MRI contrast
agents respond to specific...