Welcome to the Fuller research lab at Santa Clara University!
In our lab, we are inspired by the impressive diverse functional roles of proteins in nature. In the long term, we seek to replicate proteins' functions using organic counterparts to these biomolecules.
To this end, we study a class of peptidomimetic molecules called peptoids (N-substituted glycine oligomers). We are most interested in understanding the structures of peptoids. Please navigate to the peptoid research pages to learn more details about our studies.
Student researchers at SCU
Student researchers in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at SCU are all undergraduates. In the Fuller lab, students are trained in techniques in organic chemistry both in solution and on solid support through the synthesis of peptoids and their building blocks. Additionally, students become familiar with a variety of instrumental analysis methods, including HPLC, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, UV spectroscopy, CD spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and more.
We routinely present the results of our research at regional and national conferences and by publication in the scientific literature.
If you are a student interested in getting involved in research in the Fuller lab, please contact Prof. Fuller directly for more information.
10/5/13 Courtney Holmes won an award for her poster at the Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Great job, Courtney!
9/23/13 Junior Alberto Ortega and sophomore Kyra McComas join the Fuller lab. Welcome!
9/4/13 Our paper "Self-Association of Water-Soluble Peptoids Comprising (S)-N-1-(Naphthylethyl)glycine Residues" was published in Organic Letters. Brett, Erik and Fritz are co-authors.
6/15/13 Erik Schaumann graduated from SCU! Hooray Erik, and best wishes in your future pursuits!
4/24/13 Courtney Holmes was awarded the Clare Boothe Luce fellowship from SCU. Congrats, Courtney!
4/10/13 Allyson Koh received the DeNardo Science Scholar award. Congratulations, Allyson!
3/20/13 Courtney and Fritz's paper "A Fluorescent Peptoid pH Sensor" was accepted at Biopolymers (Peptide Science)!