Research in the Franz group is involved in elucidating the structural and functional consequences of metal ion coordination in biological systems. We are particularly interested in understanding the coordination chemistry utilized by biology to manage essential yet toxic species like copper and iron. Understanding these principles further guides our development of new chemical tools to manipulate biological metal ion location, speciation, and reactivity for potential therapeutic benefit. We use a combination of synthesis, spectroscopy, and biochemistry in our work. Please visit our group website to learn more about our research.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
Professor in the Department of Chemistry · 2015 - Present Chemistry, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Education, Training & Certifications
Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 2000 Ph.D.
Wellesley College · 1995 B.A.
Franz Research Group