Dr. Imee Delmundo PhD
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.
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.
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