Marlin Halim Faculty Profile

Marlin  Halim

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Our group focuses on the development of nucleic acid aptamer-based imaging agents for small biological molecules such as steroids and coenzymes, which have been shown to play important roles including in cellular protective mechanisms and serving as disease markers. The ability to carry out selective imaging will provide useful insights into their involvement in various processes and in turn, the study of novel or more efficacious therapeutic strategies for diseases. Through an in vitro evolutionary process, we can obtain oligonucleotides with high binding affinity for the desired targets. The chemical versatility of these nucleic acid strands will allow for relatively simple conjugation to a fluorescence or magnetic resonance imaging fragment.

Fall Semester 2021
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
CHEM 1611BBasic Chem Health SciencesTU8:15AM10:45AMSC-N437Hayward Campus
CHEM 1612ABasic Chem Health SciencesTH8:15AM10:45AMSC-S437Hayward Campus
CHEM 3312BOrganic Chem ITTH11:15AM1:45PMSC-S446Hayward Campus
CHEM 3312EOrganic Chem ITTH11:15AM1:45PMSC-S446Hayward Campus
CHEM 34001Surv. of BiochemistryMW8:00AM9:15AMWEB-SYNCHOnline Campus
CHEM 68104ResearchARRARRHayward Campus
CHEM 69302Review PaperARRARRHayward Campus