Marina Fosso-Yatchang, Ph.D.

Scientist II



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Dr. Fosso Yatchang received her Doctorate in 2007 in Organic Chemistry from Utah State University under the supervision of Prof. Cheng-Wei Tom Chang. As part of her graduate work, she utilized carbohydrates to synthesize antibacterial and antifungal agents, along with potential therapeutics for spinal muscular atrophy. In 2013, following her Doctorate, Marina joined the group of Prof. Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky. As a Postdoctoral Scholar in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry, she developed novel multi-functional molecules for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. She also applied her expertise in aminoglycoside for the development of therapies against infectious diseases. She joined the Chemistry Department in 2018 as Scientist, where she is involved in the development of effective countermeasures to the deleterious effects that result from the exposure to arsenicals, providing medicinal chemistry efforts to the synthesis of inhibitors of identified critical pathways.