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Jeffrey I. Zink Inorganic Chemistry Seminar Series: Rebecca J. Abergel

Inorganic, Seminars

May 31, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory
607 Charles E. Young Dr., East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Speaker Professor Rebecca J. Abergel


Flyer: Prof. Rebecca Abergel Flyer

Title: Heavy elements in nature: from waste management to precision medicine

Abstract: From the potential contamination of individuals with radioactive fission products after a nuclear accident to the therapeutic use of radioisotopes for cancer diagnostics and treatment, the nuclear, coordination, and biological chemistry of actinides have become increasingly relevant to a number of applied problems. Understanding the fundamental bonding interactions of selective metal assemblies presents a rich set of scientific challenges and is critical to the characterization of f-element coordination chemistry, and to the development of highly efficient separation reagents or new therapeutic agents. Our approach to these challenges uses a combination of biochemical and spectroscopic studies on both in vitro and in vivo systems to characterize and tune the selective binding of man-made, f-block metal ions by natural and biomimetic ligand architectures. These studies will be discussed with a focus on emerging applications in separation, isotope production, and medicine.

Professor Rebecca J. Abergel

Inorganic, Seminars
Professor Rebecca J. Abergel
Professor Rebecca J. Abergel