Searching for Hidden Treasure in Nature:
Application of Basic Scientific Techniques in the Design of Two Anti-AIDS Drugs
Who: Dr. Eddy Arnold, Board of Governors Professor of
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
When: Friday, February 10 at 12 PM
Where: Bioscience Research Building, Room 1103
Professor Eddy Arnold will describe how a
team of investigators used structure-based approaches to design two
drugs. Both drugs are remarkably effective against drug-resistant
variants of HIV and work by targeting the HIV reverse transcriptase
enzyme. Dr. Arnold led a team that used X-ray crystallography to
how candidate drug molecules block the action of reverse transcriptase.
Dr. Arnold’s daughter Lizzie Arnold is a senior biology and psychology
the University of Maryland.