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Loi H. Do


Loi H. Do
Assistant Professor
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 2011-2013
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
B.S., University of California - San Diego, 2006

Department of Chemistry
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-5003

Office: 5022 - SERC
Phone: 713.743.0373


Research Interests

Synthetic and Biosynthetic Chemistry

Research in the Do laboratory focuses primarily on pushing forward the frontiers in biosynthetic chemistry, particularly in areas relating to medicine and renewable fuels. By taking a bottom-up approach, where unmet technological challenges are deconstructed and evaluated through fundamental chemistry, we hope to discover solutions that will have meaningful real world impact.

Projects in the group explore the use of small-molecule metal complexes in living systems, taking advantage of the specific chemical bond-making and bond-breaking events mediated by such species to effect catalytic bioorthogonal reactions. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of our research, work in the group ranges from preparation and characterization of organic/inorganic/organometallic compounds to performing bioassays and cell culture studies to cellular imaging.