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.
6/30/15 Greg Gate is off to graduate school at UCSB, and Allyson Koh and Alberto Ortega graduated from SCU! Best wishes to you all in your future pursuits!
4/22/15 Fuller lab members won several awards: Congratulations to Allyson Koh on winning the prestigious DeNardo Senior Prize in research! Also, congrats to Vikrum Jain for being named a DeNardo Science Scholar, and to Jack Huber for winning the Johnson Leadership Stipend!
1/5/15 Welcome to two new lab members: Aanchal Mohan ('16) and Jack Huber ('17)!
9/2/14 Greg Gate (SCU '14) joins the Fuller lab as a post-bac researcher. Welcome, Greg!