Christopher A. Alabi

Assistant Professor; Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences
Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

356 Olin Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-7889

Christopher A. Alabi

Assistant Professor; Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences
Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise

Sequence-defined oligomers; drug delivery; antibacterial agents; intracellular probes

Current Research Interest

Synthetic methods for the assembly of sequence-defined oligomers; development of macromolecular antibacterial and cell penetrating agents; sequence-structure-function relationships; design and development of intracellular probes for measuring organelle specific enzyme kinetics

Distinction

Cornell University Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year Award
Cornell University College of Engineering Research Excellence Award
National Science Foundation CAREER Award
American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Award
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Research Starter

Selected Publications

Porel, Mintu, Dana N. Thornlow, Ngoc N. Phan, and Christopher A. Alabi. “Sequence-Defined Bioactive Macrocycles via an Acid-Catalyzed Cascade Reaction.” Nature Chemistry 8, no. 6 (2016): 590-596.

Porel, Mintu and Christopher A. Alabi. “Sequence-Defined Polymers via Orthogonal Allyl Acrylamide Building Blocks.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 136, no. 38 (2014): 13162-13165.

Cornell Research Website Article

New Polymers for Drug Design and Delivery