Faculty: Biography

Dennis Liotta, Ph.D.
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Chemistry
Address: 1515 Dickey Drive
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322-2210
Phone: (404) 727-6602
Email: dliotta@emory.edu
B.A. ChemistryQueens CollegeQueens, NY1970
Ph.D.The City Univ. of New YorkNew York1974
Post-doctoral Experience
Postdoc, Organic Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 1974-1976
Honors and Awards
Fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Recipient, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Fellowship
Recipient, Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award
Recipient, the 2005 Herty Award
Emory University Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for 2006
Member, External Advisory Committee, University of Alabama Birmingham Center for AIDS Research
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Chimerix, Inc.
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Atherogenics, Inc.
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Slainte Bioceuticals, Inc.
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, iThemba Pharmaceuticals
Chair, Faculty Science Council, Emory University
Member, College Governance Committee
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, MetaStatix, Inc.
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, University of Pittsburgh Center for Chemical Methodologies & Library Development
Research Interests
Representative Publications
A Target Site for Template-base Design of Measles Virus Entry Inhibitors. PNAS, 2004, 101, 5628-5633. With R. K. Plemper, K. J. Erlandson, A. S. Lakdawala, A. Sun, A. Prussia, J. Boonsombat, E. Aki-Sener, I. Yalcin, I. Yildiz, O. Temiz-Arpaci, B. Tekiner, J. P. Snyder and R. W. Compans.

A Uniquely Accessible Route to the Diastereoselective Synthesis of Azetine Derivatives, Heterocycles, 2004, 62, 217-222. With N. Ambhaikar and M. Herold.

Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel curcumin analogs as anti-cancer and anti-angiogenesis agents. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2004, 12(14), 3871-3883. With B. K. Adams, E. M. Ferstl, M. C. Davis, M. Herold, S. Kurtkaya, R. F. Camalier, M. G. Hollingshead, G. Kaur, E. A. Sausville, F. R. Rickles, J. P. Snyder, M. Shoji.

Insights into the modulation of ceramide metabolism by naturally occurring and synthetic sphingolipid analogs as monitored by electrospray tandem mass spectrometry, “Ceramide Signaling” (A. H. Futerman, ed., Landes Bioscience Pub.), ISBN: 0-306-47442-5, 2002. With Alfred H. Merrill, Jr., M. Cameron Sullards, Jeremy C. Allegood, Elaine Wang, Stephen C. Linn, Lindsay Andras, Michaela Hartl and Hans-Ulrich Humpf.

EF24, a novel synthetic curcumin analog, induces apoptosis in cancer cells via a redox-dependent mechanism. Anti-Cancer Drugs , 2005, 16(3), 263-275. With Adams, Brian K.; Cai, Jiyang; Armstrong, Jeff; Herold, Marike; Lu, Yang J.; Sun, Aiming; Snyder, James P.; Jones, Dean P.; Shoji, Mamoru.
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