03/19/20 - 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Dow Lecture Series: Professor Ellen Sletten
Dow Lecture Series
Professor Ellen Sletten's research group applies the fundamental principles of physical organic chemistry to create enhanced nanotherapeutics and diagnostics, new chemical tools to study living systems, and novel light-harvesting materials. The central theme of her group is the element fluorine, which imparts unique, orthogonal behavior to molecules and materials. Research within the group involves an interdisciplinary mix of organic synthesis, fluorous chemistry, chemical biology, self-assembly, polymer synthesis, photophysics, nanomedicine, and pharmacology.
Professor Sletten received her bachelor's degree from Stonehill College, and her doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley. Her thesis work involved the optimization and development of bioorthogonal chemistries and their subsequent applications in labeling living systems. She performed her post-doctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 2015.