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Dr. Scott Eagon

Dr. Eagon

Assistant Professor

Specialties:

Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry

Education:

Post-Doc / Lecturer, SFSU, 2011-2014
Ph.D. Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCSC  2010
B.A. Chemistry,  Whitman College 2005

Office: Baker Center - Bldg. 180 - 409

Phone:  (805) 756-2558

E-mail:  seagon (at) calpoly (dot) edu

Research Website

Research Interests:

Our research group focuses on the development of small molecule pharmaceuticals and probes, particularly those targeting infectious diseases and cancer.  Students are involved in all aspects of drug synthesis and pre-clinical development.  Our group is also interested in developing new synthetic methods to produce compounds quickly & with minimal purification in an effort to reduce development costs.  Students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related majors are welcome to join, but two quarters of organic  chemistry lab are required to join due to the complexity of the chemistry involved.  Students minoring in computer science or those with experience in Unix environments are also welcome to contribute to our in silico drug screening program.  Current projects include the development of kinase-based chemotherapy agents, biological probes to better understand disease-related proteins, anti-malarials with novel modes of action targeting multi-drug resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum, the development of host-orientated compounds to combat anthrax, the development of new classes of antibiotics, and in silico screening programs to discover new drug candidates for infectious diseases.  Click the link to the research webpage to learn more.

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