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Suazette Reid Mooring

Assistant Professor    

B.S. (2000): Morgan State University
M.S. (2004): Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D. (2010): Georgia State University
FIRST Postdoctoral Fellow (2010 -2012): Emory University School of Medicine


Chemical Education, Organic Chemistry


Research Interest:
Chemistry Education: Research in the Chemistry Education Research Group at Georgia State University focuses on barriers to student success in undergraduate chemistry and the implementation and assessment of pedagogical and curriculum interventions
Organic Chemistry: Design and synthesis of small molecules that are therapeutic agents for cancer and anti-inflammatory diseases.


Representative Publications

  1. Mooring, S. R.; Liu, J.; Liang, Z.; Ahn, J.; Hong, S.; Snyder, J. P.; Yoon, Y.; Shim, H. “Benzenesulfonamides: A Unique Class of Chemokine Receptor Type 4 Inhibitors”. ChemMedChem, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201200582
  2. Shi Q.; Yin S., Kaluz, S.; Ni, N.; Devi, N.S.; Mun,J.; Wang D.; Damera, K.; Chen, W.; Burroughs, S.; Mooring, S. R.; Goodman, M.M; Van Meir, E.G.; Wang, B.; Snyder J.P. “Binding Model for the Interaction of Anticancer Arylsulfonamides with the p300 Transcription Cofactor.” ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 620-625.
  3. Mooring, S. R.; Mun, J.; Kaluz, S.; Devi, N. S.; Goodman, M.; Van Meir, E.; Wang, B. “Design, Synthesis and SAR Studies of Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors of HIF-1.” J. Med. Chem. 2011, 54, 8471-8489.
  4. Tan, C.; de Noronha, R.; Devi, N. S.; Jabbar, A. A.; Kaluz, S.; Liu, Y.; Mooring, S. R.; Nicolaou, K.C., Wang, B.; Van Meir, E. G., “Sulfonamides as a New Scaffold for Hypoxia Inducible Factor Pathway Inhibitors.” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 2011, 21, 5528-5532
  5. Mooring, S. R. and Wang, B. “HIF-1 Inhibitors as Anti-cancer Therapy.” Sci. China Ser. B, 2011, 53, 24-30.