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Access Type

Open Access

Document Type


Degree Program

Molecular & Cellular Biology

Degree Type

Master of Science (M.S.)

Year Degree Awarded

January 2007

Month Degree Awarded



Nanomaterials, Enzyme models, Thiol chemistry


The foundation for supramolecular chemistry is in nature; by studying these archetypes, chemists have devised methods of recreating these complex interactions in the laboratory. Of particular interest is the interplay between enzyme- more specifically, its active site- and the target substrate. Utilizing recent advancements in self-assembled monolayers, progress towards a more-accurate flavoenzyme model has been demonstrated.


First Advisor

Vincent M Rotello

Second Advisor

Maurille J. Fournier