Elisa Tomat*

Professor Accepting Students

Elisa Tomat*

Professor Accepting Students

Degrees and Appointments:

  • B.S. 2001, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Ph.D. 2007, University of Texas at Austin
  • Postdoctoral Associate 2007-2010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Research Specialities: Bioinorganic, Chemical Biology, Spectroscopy/Molecular Structure, Synthesis/Synthetic Methods Development

Research

We have recently developed a class of antiproliferative chelators that scavenge intracellular iron ions upon reduction/activation by glutathione in cancer cells. This approach, which is aimed at the development of new molecular tools for the study and treatment of cancer, seeks to exploit an emerging vulnerability of malignant cells, namely their altered iron metabolism and increased demand for this essential metal ion. Read More.

Awards and Honors:

  • Donna B. Cosulich Faculty Fellow, 2020
  • Young Observer, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), 2019
  • College of Science Innovation in Teaching Award, 2017
  • Excellence in Campus Outreach for STEM Diversity Award, 2016
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2015
  • Young Investigator Award of the International Society for Zinc Biology, 2009
  • Robert A. Welch Professional Development Fellowship, 2006
  • Elio Russo Award, University of Trieste, 2002
Faculty Tenure Track Faculty Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry