University of Missouri - Saint Louis
The Graduate School
An oral examination in defense of the dissertation for the degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
M.S. in Chemistry, December 2011, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
M.S. in Physical Chemistry, May 2003, Zanjan University, Iran.
B.S. in Chemistry, February 1998, Shiraz University, Iran.
Analytical Evaluation of Synthetic Amphiphiles: Aggregation, Transport, and Supramolecular Interactions
Biological membranes form the barriers of life that maintain the physical identity of a cell and prevent its contents from leaking out or foreign substance from entering into it. The need for nutrients and chemical building blocks to enter cells and the need for waste excretion led to the evolution of complex proteins that facilitate and regulate these numerous and varied functions. Such proteins are vast in number and daunting in complexity. Chemists accepted the challenge to develop synthetic compounds that were much simpler than natural proteins but that would still provide some of the functions of the remarkable natural substances. The work in this dissertation describes analytical studies undertaken to define the actions and properties of functional, synthetic ion transporters of varied structure.
|Date: November 16, 2012||
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Place: 451 Benton Hall
Dr. George Gokel(Advisor)
|Dr. Jerry Atwood|
|Dr. Stephen Holmes||Dr. James Chickos|