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ANGELES-BOSA Alfredo, University of Connecticut, USA

Metal-binding antimicrobial peptides and the ant microbiome


Dr. Angeles was born and raised in Peru.  He obtained his undergraduate (B.S.) degree from the Catholic University in Lima, Peru, and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Texas A&M University in 2007 (Advisor: Prof. Kim Dunbar).  After a short stint at Halliburton, he did postdoctoral work at Texas A&M University (Advisor: Prof. Jean-Philippe Pellois) and Johns Hopkins University (Advisor: Prof. Justine Roth). He joined the Department of Chemistry at The University of Connecticut, where he is an Associate Professor.  Dr. Angeles has been the recipient of a NSF Career Award as well as a Fulbright Fellowship. His research interests are in synthetic, structural, and mechanistic inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, including the development of new catalysts for the activation of small molecules and the study of the antimicrobial activity of peptides.