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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer CenterVanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center


Ned A. Porter, Ph.D.

Stevenson Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Biochemistry

Contact Information:

7330 Stevenson Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37232
Fax: 615-343-7262

Research Specialty

Organic and Bio-Organic Chemistry

Research Description

.Most of our research has centered on the study of free radical reactions. Areas of interest include: Mechanism of the free radical reactions of natural products such as lipids and phospholipids with molecular oxygen; mechanism and utility of free radical reactions in the construction of new substructures; and the control of stereochemistry in free radical additions, including polymerization, reactions in aggregates, such as micelles and membrane bilayers, and enzyme photoactivation.