Harki Laboratory

Medicinal Chemistry • Synthesis • Drug Discovery

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Harki Lab 2024
Harki Lab Research Interests

Lab Announcements

New publication in ACS Med Chem Lett

A3A E72 Mutations

Congratulations to Katherine and our collaborators for their ACS Med. Chem. Lett. manuscript on APOBEC3A stability with mutations to the catalytic glutamic acid! [pdf]

Research Interests

Research in the Harki laboratory focuses on the design, synthesis and biological characterization of novel small molecules, peptides, and oligonucleotides that influence cellular function. We frequently pursue projects involving the development of chemical matter against nucleic acid-interacting proteins for applications in anticancer and antiviral drug discovery.  

Our core science is organic chemistry. We also use techniques of modern biochemistry, biophysics, and cellular/molecular biology to evaluate the biological activities of the compounds we synthesize. Our group aspires to develop efficacious and safe compounds with developmental potential.

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