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George R. Negrete, Ph.D.


Office: BSE 1.104J
Phone: (210) 458-5448

Areas of Specialization

» Asymmetric synthesis
» β-Homoamino acids
» Chemical carcinogenesis
» Green chemistry
» Novel lipopeptides


Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry; University of California, Santa Cruz
B.S. in Chemistry; Stanford University


Research Interests

My laboratory is engaged in two research areas: 1) the preparation of novel, amino-acid derived lipids for diverse applications including experimental antibiotics for human, animal, and plant diseases, and for imbuing lipid nanoparticles with desirable properties for drug delivery; and 2), the synthesis of perylene dyes for biophotonic and photo-harvesting applications. While investigating these topics, my group and I are intensely interested in student training at all levels.


Research Training Programs

Currently, our research and training activities are funded by the NSF S-STEM program.



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