Bogdan Z. Olenyuk


Assistant Professor

Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research Topics

  • Chemical Biology
  • Transcription Factors
  • Hypoxia-Inducible Factor
  • Cancer Biology

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Research Overview

We design chemical tools and apply interdisciplinary methods of chemical biology in genomics, cancer biology and cancer genetics. Specifically, we study four aspects of small molecule chemistry as applied to problems in chemical biology: 1) development of allosteric modulators of protein-protein interactions for regulation of transcription in cancer; 2) design of multifunctional antagonists and antagonists targeting adhesion receptors, and 3) developing enantioselective organocatalytic transformations for asymmetric synthesis of epipolythiodiketopiperazine fungal metabolites.