Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran

Chemistry
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
2023
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Molecular Engineering of Iron Enzymes for New Therapeutics and Sustainable Catalysis

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From respiration to nitrogen fixation, iron enzymes enable some of the most important biological processes. Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran and her team are developing molecular approaches to modulate biological functions of iron enzymes towards addressing long-standing challenges in health and energy. From a therapeutic perspective, she is developing new strategies to shorten treatment time for tuberculosis and chemo-resistant cancer. From a catalysis perspective, she is finding eco-friendly alternatives to current methodologies of chemical synthesis in industries.