Professor Katherine Franz, previously a member of the Metallomics Advisory Board, is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Duke University, USA. Research in the Franz Group is involved in elucidating the structural and functional consequences of metal ion coordination in biological systems. Professor Franz is particularly interested in understanding the coordination chemistry utilized by biology to manage essential yet toxic species like copper and iron. Understanding these principles further guides the development of new chemical tools to manipulate biological metal ion location, speciation, and reactivity for potential therapeutic benefit.
We welcome Professor Franz and her expertise and experience to the Metallomics Editorial Board. This appointment stengthens the Board and we look forward to working with Professor Franz going forward.
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