Carleton College:
Chemistry Department


David G. Alberg

Professor of Chemistry



B.A. Chemistry, 1985 
Carleton College 

Ph.D. Chemistry, 1991 
University of California, Berkeley 

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1991-1993 
Harvard University

Contact Information:

Department of Chemistry
Carleton College
1 North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Office: Mudd 191

Phone:   (507) 222-4410 (office)
FAX:     (507) 222-4400

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Teaching Interests:

Organic Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Advanced NMR Spectroscopy.

Research Interests:

My research interests lie in bioorganic chemistry. My current research project involves the design, synthesis, and evaluation of potential inhibitors of the parasite enzyme trypanothione reductase (TR). The metabolic pathway involving TR is unique to the parasites of the genera Trypanosoma and Leishmania, which are responsible for many diseases affecting humans and domestic animals, including African sleeping sickness and Chaga's disease. We are curently synthesizing and evaluating a number of potential reversible and irreversible TR inhibitors which we expect to be selective for this enzyme over the closely related host enzyme, glutathione reductase.

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