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Welcome to the Norbert Reich Biochemistry and Nanomaterials Lab

We are interested in the study of enzyme function, primarily at the levels of catalytic and specificity mechanisms, with a long term goal of developing enzyme inhibitors with potential therapeutic application. The current focus is on both bacterial and mammalian enzymes involved in the epigenetic process of DNA methylation. A second focus of the lab combines bio-inspired molecular assembly concepts with novel inorganic materials to develop nano-electronics, new biophysical and cell-biology tools, and novel sensors.

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Norbert Reich: 805-893-8368
Reich Lab: 805-893-8283
Fax: 805-893-4120
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Reich Research Group
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106


A New DNA Recognition Mechanism: Lessons from Caulobacter Cell Cycle Regulated DNA Methyltransferase

Towards Real-Time Control of Biological Activity Using Plasmonic Nanoparticles

  • picture of Dr. Norbert Reich (left) and Dean Morales (right)

Recent 2014 publication in Molecular Pharmaceutics by the Reich group demonstrates spatial and temporal controlled release of proteins within cells by a plasmonic hollow gold nanoshell delivery vehicle. 

Distinct Facilitated Diffusion Mechanisms by E. coli Type II Restriction Endonucleases

Adam J. Pollak Aaron T. Chin , and Norbert O. Reich 

Thursday, October 30, 2014
2:00 PM
Elings Hall, Room 1601...


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