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The Tor Group is focused on three main areas of research: a) understanding the structure of nucleic acids and developing novel binders targeting specific structures found in bacteria and viruses; b) discovering new fluorescent nucleotides to be used as a probe for understanding nucleic acid structure and function; and c) examining the delivery properties and cellular uptake of guanidinoglycosides. Click here to find out more.


Latest Lab News & Headlines:

- Prof. Tor & Ryan Weiss, in collaboration with others, have just published a new article in Chemical Science looking at small molecule antagonists of cell-surface heparan sulfate and heparin–protein interactions.[LINK]

- Prof. Tor, Prof. Beal, and Prof. Tantillo have just published a new article in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed following the enzymatic conversion of a fluorescent adenosine analogue as a substrate for an RNA editing enzyme.[LINK]

- Ezequiel and Prof. Tor have just published a new article in ACS Nano on "Gneosomes" as nanoassemblies for lysosomal delivery! Congrats Eze! Check it out here: [LINK]

- Dongwon and Prof. Tor, in collaboration with Mely group at the University of Strasbourg, have just published a new communication in JACS on conquering 2-aminopurine's deficiences by utilizing a highly emissive isomorphic guanosine surrogate! Check it out here: [LINK]

- Dongwon and Prof. Tor, in collaboration with the Dowdy Lab at UCSD, have just published in Chemical Communications on the cellular activity of siRNA oligonucleotides containg fluorescent isomorphic nucleosides! Check it out here: [LINK]

- Patrycja, Renatus, and Prof. Tor have just published a communication in Organic Letters on a new family of emissive extended 6-aza-uridines! Check it out here: [LINK]

Contact Professor Tor

  • Email:
    ytor@ucsd.edu
  • How to find us:
    UC San Diego Campus
    Pacific Hall 6225A (Tor Office)
    Pacific Hall 6227 - 6228 - 6127