Robert Doyle’s group focuses on three main areas that join inorganic chemistry and biology:
- Utilizing vitamin B12 to deliver proteins orally or to target metallo-probes/chemotherapeutics to tumor cells
- Investigating energy independent metal-citrate transport in Gram positive bacteria
- The coordination chemistry of metal-pyrophosphate complexes and the concomitant biological, magnetic and catalytic properties of such complexes.
While the three areas are seemingly quite disparate, the work actually encompasses a combined view of inorganic chemistry and biology and uses similar techniques that are the cornerstone of chemical and/or systems biology research.