Researcher Profile

Spencer A. Knapp, PhD

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Wright Chemistry Building
610 Taylor Road, Room 321
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Phone: (732) 445-2627

Assistant: Donna Kohl
(732) 445-7324


Research Program Alignment

  • Non-Programmatically Aligned

Membership Type: Full

Research Interests

  • We design enzyme inhibitors based on biomimetic and mechanistic principles. Recent systems examined include selenoglutamate and boraglutamate derivatives, GlcNAc-thiazoline and thiosulfonate based inhibitors of N-acetylhexosaminidases, and a seleninic acid tyrosine phosphate mimic that irreversibly inhibits protein tyrosine phosphatases

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