Norbert O. Reich

Chemistry & Biochemistry


The Reich lab is investigates the complexity of cellular machinery on two fronts: to elucidate role of DNA binding enzymes in the epigenetic disposition of gene expression and suppression; and the design of nanoparticle tools to harness cellular processes for therapuetic and investigative purposes. Emphasis is placed on understanding the complexity of how DNA binding enzymes travel extensive distances along genomic DNA and perform specific activities at incredible speeds. Furthermore, design of novel nanoparticle architectures are being engineered to utilize cellular macines to elicit a specific effect in a time and space dependent manner.