John T. Groves
Hugh Stott Taylor Chair of Chemistry
Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. 1969, Columbia University
The major thrust of our research program is at the interface of organic, inorganic, and biological chemistry. Many biochemical transformations as well as important synthetic and industrial processes are catalyzed by metals. Recent efforts have focused on the design of new, biomimetic catalysts and the molecular mechanisms of these processes, the design and assembly of large scale membrane-protein-small molecule constructs, strategies for the assembly of biogenic hard materials, and molecular probes of the role of peroxynitrite in biological systems.