My research program is based on key questions in chemical biology. How do cells 'talk' to one another? What are the signaling mechanisms that are used to control cell functions? What processes mediate the adhesions and metastatic migrations of cancer cells? 
One way to study these complex natural processes is to build and evaluate simpler model systems. Our approach is to synthesize synthetic multivalent frameworks for the study cellular recognition events.


Mary Cloninger


Bioinorganic, Chemical Biology, Organic, Spectroscopy, Synthesis