Dr. Imee Delmundo PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow




2011 Doctorate of Philosophy, Chemistry                                                          
University at Buffalo (UB), The State University at New York, Buffalo, NY
Thesis: Thymine/Uracil recognition in non-canonical nucleic acid structures by Zn(II) macrocycle complexes
Advisor: Dr. Janet R. Morrow
2000 Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (Cum Laude)                                                                        
University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB), Laguna, Philippines
Thesis: Isolation and characterization of a purified lectin protein from Artocarpus blancoi (Elm.) Merr. Seed


Comprehensive background in small-molecule synthesis, spectroscopy, biophysical and
nucleic acid chemistry, molecular recognition, and chemical biology.

Research Experience

2005 – Present

Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo (UB), Buffalo, NY         
Research Assistant (2006 – present) 



del Mundo, I.M.A.; Fountain, M.A.; Morrow, J.R. Recognition of thymine bulges by a macrocyclic complex of Zn(II), Chem Commun, 2011, 47, 8566-68.

del Mundo, I.M.A.; Siters, K.E.; Fountain, M.A.; Morrow, J.R. Structural basis for bifunctional Zn(II) macrocyclic complex recognition of thymine bulge in DNA 2011,  submitted.

Rossiter,C.S; Mathews, R.A.; del Mundo, I.M.A.; Morrow, J.R. Cleavage of an RNA analog containing uridine by a functional dinuclear Zn(II) catalyst, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2009, 103, 64-71.

Escudier, J-M.; Dupouy, C.; Fountain, M.A.; del Mundo, I.M.A.; Jacklin, E.M.; Morrow, J.R.  Synthesis and luminescence properties of a trinucleotide-Europium(III) complex conjugate, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2009, 16, 3251-57.  


Poster Presentations

del Mundo, I.M.A.and Morrow, J.R. Recognition of nucleic acid structural motifs by Zn(II) macrocycle complexes.

Laboratory Skills & Instrumentation


Honors and Awards

2009 Silbert Fellowship                                                                                                                  
            Sole recipient of the year.  A very competitive award in Western New York given to a UB graduate student with outstanding scholarship, and teaching skills .
2009 UB GSA Travel Grant                                                                                                          
            UB Graduate Student Association travel grant.
2008 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges                          
            Recognition of outstanding merit and accomplishment as a graduate student.
2006-2007 UB GSEU Retention Award                                                                                   
            Award ($1000) given by Universityat Buffalo Graduate Student Employees Union for doctoral students who are fulfilling their potential for an outstanding graduate career in the University.

2000 Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture                                                        
            Selective membership dedicated to recognize academic accomplishments of an undergraduate student.
1995-2000 Department of Science and Technology Scholarship                                             
            Scholarship provided by the Philippine Department of Science and Technology to support financially-challenged college students taking science courses who belonged to the top 5% of their high school class, passed the qualifying exam, and maintained the grade requirement.



Iota Sigma Pi – National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry
American Chemical Society (ACS), Inorganic Chemistry Division                                             
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
UPLB Chemical Kinetics Society