Geoffrey Pope Lab 226
I graduated in Chemistry and I have always had a particular interest in Organic Chemistry and organic synthesis. I worked for 6 months at the KU-Leuven University (Belgium). My project at KU-Leuven involved: reactions under homogeneous and under heterogeneous phase catalyzed by silver salts and silver nanoparticles; reaction assisted by microwave.In my experimental thesis, that I carried out at the University of Torino (Italy), I synthesized and tested chiral organic molecules as chiral acid catalysts.
- 2013 (Msc). Advanced Chemical Methodologies (University of Torino, Italy)
- 2011 (Bsc). Chemistry (University of Catania, Italy)
I am currently working on the synthesis of new hydrogen sulfide (H2S) donor organic molecules mitochondria-targeted (and others) and on the study of the H2S release mechanism. Hydrogen sulfide has been shown to have a potential protective role in a number of disease states including diabetes and various kidney disorders and to have a major role in the regulation of a number of vital biological functions in mammals.