Research in the Hartings Lab falls mainly under the description of bioinorganic chemistry – or the chemistry of metals in living systems. Underneath this general qualification, the individual projects that we work on are somewhat different. The goal of one project is to re-engineer a protein in order for it to become an enzyme that is capable of making new molecules out of carbon dioxide, mimicking photosynthesis. Another project focuses on making molecules that disrupt the ways cells communicate in the hope of stumbling upon new treatments for diseases like cancer. A final project aims to create new materials that efficiently interface with human tissues while also enabling medical diagnoses or treatments.
While this is just a brief description of the research in the lab, I hope that you will click on the links to learn more about the research and the wonderful people who are making this lab run. If you have any questions, please contact me.