Welcome to the Santos Lab @ Virginia Tech

BORAM XVII MEETING at Virginia Tech: June 8-12, 2020.

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We are a chemistry lab who apply organic synthesis in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. Central to our work is synthetic methods development and discovery of molecules that improve human health.

Synthetic Methods

Methods that install boron and silicon atoms into carbon-carbon bonds

RNA Targeting

Branched peptides as molecular scaffold to target HIV-1 RNA structures

Drug Discovery

Inhibitors of sphingosine kinases and S1P transporters for the potential treatment of multiple sclerosis, metastatic cancers and kidney fibrosis.

Mitochondrial uncouplers against fatty liver disease, obesity, and aging.

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