Dr. René Fuanta is an assistant professor in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.Sc. in Microbiology with a minor in medical laboratory technology, and obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry (Biochemistry concentration) from Auburn University, AL. His research interests stemmed from the alarming prevalence in drug resistant pathogenic microbial strains, involving the mechanistic evaluation of inhibitors (synthetic, semi-synthetic and natural products) against infectious diseases using high resolution mass spectrometry and fluorescence techniques. With the training in the Goodwin and Calderon laboratories, He joined the faculty of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in Fall of 2018 as a Biochemistry professor. His research employs steady-state and mass spectroscopic techniques to evaluate the mechanisms of potential inhibitors of proteins involved or essential in pathogenesis. They also seek to monitor expression conditions of virulence genes and fimbriae proteins and characterize microbial enzymes, especially in WHO class I priority organisms using molecular, microbiological and biochemical techniques.
Dr. René Fuanta research interest includes mass spectroscopic techniques to evaluate the mechanisms of potential inhibitors of proteins involved or essential in pathogenesis