Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Conor M. Haney, Assistant Professor

Education

  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh (2009)
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh (2014)
  • NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (2014-2018)

Research Area: Biochemistry

Curriculum Vitae

Research Page

Research summary:

Protein misfolding and aggregation is involved in a range of human diseases, notably aging-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases. My lab aims to develop new approaches to understand and potentially combat these conditions, with projects including:

  • New methods for the site-specific incorporation of multiple post-translationally modified amino acids to understand how modifications affect protein aggregation
  • Peptide-based molecular probes for disease-related aggregates with improved specificity over current, small-molecule probes
  • Small molecule modulators of the cells’ inherent response to misfolded or aggregated proteins as a means to “rescue,” protein misfolding

Current courses:

  • CHM 211 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 365 - Biochemistry
  • CHM 568 - Advanced Biochemistry (graduate)