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Ultrafast Spectroscopy at Boise State University

Boise State University is a fast-growing research university located in beautiful Boise, Idaho. The King Research Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry utilizes ultrafast spectroscopy and computational modeling to study structure, properties, and dynamics of materials. Our lab is equipped with two amplified femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser systems capable of producing high-energy pulses tunable over a broad spectral bandwidth, from the UV to mid-IR. Primary areas of current research involve time-domain terahertz spectroscopy, vibrational sum frequency generation, and time-resolved multidimensional pump-probe techniques. Our group also employs computational methods to aid in the understanding of the underlying physical phenomena uncovered by experimental observations, as well as for the design and prediction of material structure and properties. 


$200K research grant awarded by METAvivor for breast cancer drug development...


Research opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate students...

National Institutes of Health awards $1,000,000 for project to aid in the cure of atherosclerosis...

Research Highlights

Research article "SPIDR: Small-molecule Peptide-Influenced Drug Repurposing" published in BMC Bioinformatics.

Drs. Cheryl Jorcyk, Don Warner, and Matthew King awarded $200,000 grant from METAvivor for breast cancer research.

Research article entitled "Fortilin Binds IRE1alpha and Prevents ER Stress From Signaling Apoptotic Cell Death" accepted for publication in Nature Communications.

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