BYU

Abstract by Stephen White

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Stephen White

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Abstract Infomation


Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Advisor

Scott Burt

Title

Synthesis of Analogues of Yaku\'amide A

Abstract

Yaku’amide A is a rare protein with anti-cancer properties that utilizes a unique mode of action. Because of its extreme scarcity and its lengthy synthesis, studying this unique mode of action has been difficult. To shorten the synthesis of the compound,  we have designed and begun the synthesis of two simplified analogues of Yaku’amide A that we hypothesize will maintain its unique mode of action.