Russell Pesavento

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    College: Dentistry Department: Oral Biology
    Title: Research Assistant Professor
    Office: 536B
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My lab is interested in utilizing inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry to address challenges present in all areas of dentistry and oral medicine. Specifically, this involves synthesizing novel antimicrobial medications and investigating their potential mechanisms of action. In addition, we are interested in preparing and developing diagnostic agents useful in screening for oral pathology.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Students with a strong academic record who have an interest in chemistry and biochemistry. Preferably, we are looking for highly motivated students in their 2nd or 3rd year of their undergraduate degree and are on interested in either medical, dental or pharmacy school.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I expect the students to actively engage in the research at a minimum of 10 hours per week. This will involve learning new experimentation techniques as well as preparing presentations to present to the group on the each students work.

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