Incumbent of the Pamela and Bard Cosman Endowment for Organic Chemistry Research
The projects in my Lab are multidisciplinary in nature encompassing the areas of organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, and application of computational chemistry tools. We are interested in novel approaches to drug design and neutralization of nerve agents using computationally aided design and synthesis of biologically relevant modulators (inhibitors, antagonists, activators and agonists) and catalysts. We are also involved in the chemical development of and metal complexes of a family of fluorophores bearing the fluorescent bimane core.
- Flavio received the Ariel University award for academic teaching excellence (2018-2019).
- July 2019: Our paper “syn-(Me,Me)Bimane as a Structural Building Block in Metal Coordination Architectures” was published in Crystal Growth & Design.
- Oct 2018: Partha participated in the Frontiers in Chemistry 2018 Conference (Armenia, 21-25 Oct) and received the 2nd prize poster award. CONGRATS!!!
- March 2018: Our paper “Dihalogen and Solvent Free Preparation of syn-Bimane” was published in Synlett.
- Aug. 2018: Received an ISF Grant in collaboration w/Dr. M. Montag and Dr. A. Szpilman. Institutional Equipment: HR-MS.
- Aug. 2018: Our paper “Quenching of syn-Bimane Fluorescence by Na+ Complexation” was published in the New Journal of Chemistry .
- Oct. 2018: Partha received an award for excellence in doctoral research from our School of Graduate Studies. CONGRATS!!!
- Oct. 2018: The Lab. received a third generous gift from the Cosman Family. Pam and Bard, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Education and Previous Academic Positions
BSc: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1987-1989)
MSc: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1989-1991)
PhD: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1991-1995)
Postdoctoral Fellow: The Scripps Research Institute (1995-1996)
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow: The Scripps Research Institute (1996-1997)
Assistant Professor: The Scripps Research Institute (1998-2002)