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Christina Forbes

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Arizona State University
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Research interests

Bioorthogonal ConjugationAromatic/Noncovalent InteractionsSynthetic Organic ChemistryBioapplied EnergyPeptide ChemistryBiochemistry

About

My doctoral training was in biochemistry, but from the perspective of a physical organic chemist. I developed reaction methodology, and characterized peptide structure in the context of non-covalent interactions, and often think about aromatic substituent effects. Currently, I work on bio-inspired organometallic catalysts that can be used for energy conversion. When I'm not in the lab, I volunteer at a local museum to improve my science communication and public outreach. I also co-founded a science outreach project that works to engage the public and science experts in an open, discussion-based setting. When it's time to unwind, I love hiking and archery.

Co-authors (8)

Publications (5)

  • Insights into Thiol-Aromatic Interactions: A Stereoelectronic Basis for S–H/π Interactions

    • Forbes C
    • Sinha S
    • Ganguly H
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  • 4R- and 4S-iodophenyl hydroxyproline, 4R-pentynoyl hydroxyproline, and S-propargyl-4-thiolphenylalanine: conformationally biased and tunable amino acids for bioorthogonal reactions

    • Forbes C
    • Pandey A
    • Ganguly H
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  • AROMATIC AMINO ACIDS IN PEPTIDES AND PROTEINS: NOVEL SYNTHESES, INFLUENCES ON STRUCTURE, AND THE NATURE OF C–H/pi AND S–H/pi INTERACTIONS

    • Forbes C
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  • Tunable Control of Polyproline Helix (PPII) Structure via Aromatic Electronic Effects: An Electronic Switch of Polyproline Helix

    • Pandey A
    • Thomas K
    • Forbes C
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  • Synthesis of Thiophenylalanine-containing Peptides via Cu(I)-mediated Cross-Coupling.

    • Forbes C
    • Zondlo N
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Scholar

Arizona State University

January 2016 - Present

Education

PhD in Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Delaware

July 2009 - January 2016(7 years)

B.S. Chemistry

Delaware Valley College

June 2007 - June 2009(2 years)

H.S. Diploma

Abington Friends School

September 2003 - May 2006(3 years)