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Martin K. Safo, Ph.D.

Resource manager, Structural Biology Shared Resource Core

Research program member: Developmental Therapeutics

P.O. Box 980581
800 E. Leigh Street, Suite 212
Richmond, VA 23298

(804) 828-7291



Associate professor, Medicinal Chemistry, VCU School of Pharmacy


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
B.S., University of Cape Coast (Ghana)

Research interests

Structure-function studies of enzymes involved in vitamin B6 metabolism, regulation and utilization; pyridoxal 5’-phosphate (PLP), the active form of vitamin B6 and which serves as a cofactor for over 140 vitamin B6-dependent enzymes involved in amino acid, sugar and neurotransmitter metabolisms; structure-function studies of hemoglobin and rational design of antisickling agents

Published research

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