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Rachid Skouta

 
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Research Assistant Professor, Chemistry - Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC)

Dr. Skouta’s research interests and activities span many traditional and emerging disciplines of chemistry and biology, with noteworthy focuses on the use of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and computational chemistry as tools to solve biological problems. Currently, Dr. Skouta is developing new catalytic reactions to synthesize interesting compounds, including natural products, with biological properties. These compounds will be tested in neurodegenerative and cancer disease models toward drug discovery and new treatments.

KEYWORDS

  1. Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
  2. Catalytic Carbon-Hydrogen bond activation
  3. Chemical biology
  4. Computational Chemistry
  5. Drug development
  6. Ferroptosis/apoptosis cell death

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Health & Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
  2. Cross-cutting: Cyberinfrastructure and Collaborative Environments