Kent Kirshenbaum

Director of Graduate Studies; Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Reed College; Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco; Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology

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Phone: 212-998-8486
Office: Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, Room 821
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Areas of Research/Interest
Bioorganic Chemistry, Biomimetic Chemistry, Protein Conformation and Dynamics, Macromolecular Design

Publications
Vollrath, S. B. L.; Brase, S.; Kirshenbaum, K. Twice Tied Tight: Enforcing Conformational Order in Bicyclic Peptoid Oligomers. (2012) In press. Chemical Science.

Levine, P. M.; Imberg. K; Garabedian, M. J.; Kirshenbaum, K. (2012) Multivalent Peptidomimetic Conjugates: A Versatile Platform for Modulating Androgen Receptor Activity.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134: 6912-6915.

Huang, M. L.; Shin, S. B. Y.; Benson, M. A.; Torres, V. J.; Kirshenbaum, K. (2012) A Comparison of Linear and Cyclic Peptoid Oligomers as Potent Antimicrobial Agents. ChemMedChem 7: 114-122.

Paul, B.; Butterfoss, G. L.; Boswell, M. G.; Renfrew, P. D.; Yeung, F. G.; Shah, N. H.; Wolf, C.; Bonneau, R.; Kirshenbaum, K. (2011) Peptoid Atropisomers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133: 10910-10919.

Maayan, G. Ward, M.; Kirshenbaum, K. (2009) Folded Biomimetic Oligomers for Enantioselective Catalysis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106: 13679-13684.

Yoo, B.; Kirshenbaum, K. (2008). Peptoid Architectures: Elaboration, Actuation, and Application. Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 12: 714-721.

Shah, N. H.; Butterfoss, G. L.; Nguyen, K.; Yoo, B.; Bonneau, R.; Rabenstein, D. L.; Kirshenbaum, K. (2008). Oligo(N-aryl glycines): A New Twist on Structured Peptoids. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130: 166222-16632.

Shin, S.-B.Y., Yoo, B., Todaro, L., Kirshenbaum, K. (2007). Cyclic Peptoids. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129: 3218-3225.

Fellowships/Honors
National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2007-2012; Alzheimer's Association New Investigator Award, 2005-2007; James D.Watson Investigator Award, 2004-2006; National Institutes of Health NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000-2002; Frank Goyan Award in Physical Chemistry at UCSF, 1998; University of California Regents Graduate Fellowship, 1994-1995.

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