Title: Short peptides assemble in the presence of metal ions to form efficient catalysts
Prof. Korendovych received both B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2000) degrees with distinction from National Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev, Ukraine. He received his PhD from Tufts University in 2006 for his studies of mechanistic aspects of dioxygen activation using complexes of iron with macrocyclic ligands in Prof. Rybak-Akimova’s lab. Prof. Korendovych then joined the group of Prof. William F. DeGrado at the University of Pennsylvania as a postdoctoral fellow working on de novo design of proteins. In 2011, he joined the faculty at Syracuse University and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. Prof. Korendovych has received a number of awards, most notably, American Chemical Society Young Investigator Award, Humboldt Research Fellowship, ORAU Ralph E. Powe Award.