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Ruben Mario Savizky


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Bio in Brief

Professor Ruben M. Savizky, Ph.D., a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, received his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University. Professor Savizky’s graduate work involved the synthesis of small molecule inhibitors for RNA-protein interactions, particularly those involved in HIV-1 replication. Professor Savizky thus learned many laboratory techniques, such as organic synthesis, biological assays, and spectroscopy. His current research interests include ligand-RNA interactions, combinatorial chemistry, pattern recognition in spectroscopy, and drug delivery. Professor Savizky is dedicated to undergraduate education, having been a teaching assistant for two years while a graduate student, and currently teaching numerous courses in the chemistry department at Columbia as well as Cooper Union, NYU-Poly and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He also values the importance of assisting high school students, particularly those with minority backgrounds. To that end, he has supervised groups of high school sophomores and juniors who were interested in pharmaceutical research by serving as a supervisor for a chemistry Summer High School Engineering Research Internship Program at Cooper Union.

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