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Department ofChemistry and Biochemistry

Michael Carrasco

Michael Carrasco


Degree Information:

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1990
M.A., Columbia University, 1991
M.Phil., Columbia University, 1994
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1995


Site-specific attachment of small organic molecules to peptides and proteins, and how the structure and function of the peptides and proteins are altered by the attached molecules.

Active Grants:

“Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award", Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, 2004-2009, $60,000

Recent Presentations:

M. R. Carrasco, O. Silva, K. A. Rawls, M. S. Sweeney, and A. A. Lombardo, "'Post-translational' modification of synthetic peptides by chemoselective alkylation of N-alkylaminooxy amino acids", 9th Chinese International Peptide Symposium, Shanghai, China, July 3-6, 2006.

M. R. Carrasco, K. A. Rawls, M. S. Sweeney, O. Silva, and A. A. Lombardo, "Synthesis of neolipopeptides by chemoselective alkylation of N-alkylaminooxy-containing peptides", Peptides Gordon Conference, Ventura, CA, February 19-24, 2006.

M. R. Carrasco, "N-Alkylaminooxy amino acids as versatile derivatives for "post-translational" modifications of synthetic peptides", 19th American Peptide Symposium, San Diego, CA, June 18-23, 2005.

  • Organic Chemistry I, II, III (Chem 31, Chem 32, Chem 33)
  • Bioorganic Chemistry (Chem 194)

Undergraduate coauthors are underlined.

  • M. R. Carrasco, O. Silva, K. A. Rawls, M. S. Sweeney, and A. A. Lombardo, "Chemoselective alkylation of N-alkylaminooxy-containing peptides", Org. Lett., 8, 3529-3532 (2006).
  • M. R. Carrasco, R. T. Brown, V. H. Doan, S. M. Kandel, and F. C. Lee, "2-(N-Fmoc)-3-(N-Boc-N-methoxy)-diaminopropanoic acid, an amino acid for the synthesis of mimics of O-linked glycopeptides", Biopolymers (Peptide Science), 84, 414-420 (2006).