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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:

- Alex, Andrea, & Prof. Tor have just published a new article in Chem. Sci. showcasing the synthetic design and photophysics of a full family of emissive RNA analogues! [LINK]

- Patrycja, Lisa, & Prof. Tor have just published a new article in Org. Biomol. Chem. showcasing the enzymatic incorporation and utilization of an emissive 6-azauridine via T7 RNA polymerase! [LINK]

- Yao, Andrea, Lisa, & Prof. Tor have just published a new article in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed detailing an enzyme-mediated approach for the assembly of singly modified RNA constructs using emissive guanosine surrogates! [LINK]

- Kristina, Eze, & Prof. Tor, in collaboration with others, have just published a new article in J. Mater. Chem. B comparing methods for assembling guanidinoneomycin-decorated liposomes and their ability to deliver active enzymes to lysosomes! [LINK]

- Charlotte, Andrea & Prof. Tor in collaboration with Prof. Burkart & Prof. Hofken have just published a new article in Org. Biomol. Chem. detailing the chemoenzymatic synthesis and utility of a SAM analog with an isomorphic nucleobase! [LINK]

- Kristina, Lisa, Eze & Prof. Tor, in collaboration with others, have just published a new article in Chemical Science looking at guanidinylated polymyxins and their interactions with mammalian cells! [LINK]

- Noam Freeman & Prof. Tor, in collaboration with others, have just published a new article in J. Org. Chem. investigating the synthesis and properties of a new class of aminouracil-based nucleodyes! [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