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Alexander Vega

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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Area of Doctoral Study: Chemistry

Undergraduate Institute: University of West Florida

Research Advisor: Kathy Seley-Radtke, Ph.D.

Description of Research

The Seley-Radtke research group is focused on the discovery, design and synthesis of nucleoside/nucleotide and heterocyclic enzyme inhibitors with chemotherapeutic emphasis in the areas of anticancer, antiviral, antibiotic, and antiparasitic targets. Primary goals include development of potent inhibitors to shut down disease replication pathways through a combination of cross-disciplinary synthetic, biological screening, mechanistic, and structure-based drug design techniques