Rene Boiteau

Rene Boiteau
Graduate Student
(617) 253-5733
E25-610
Education
BA. Northwestern University 2009
MPhil Cambridge University 2010
Bio and Interests

I am interested in developing new analytical methods for characterizing organic compounds that are produced by marine microbes. My graduate research is focused on the characterization of organic compounds that bind trace metals in seawater (particularly Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn). These ligands are ubiquitous throughout the ocean and their composition has important consequences for metal solubility, toxicity, and bioavailability. Little is known, however, about their chemical composition. Using hyphenated liquid chromatography mass spectrometry methods and NMR, I am currently working on an analytical pipeline for the structural characterization of novel ligands from seawater and marine cultures.

Publications
Author(s)
Boiteau, R. , J. Fitzsimmons, D. Repeta, and E. Boyle (2013)
Journal Citation
Analytical Chemistry, 85, 4357−4362
Author(s)
Boiteau, R., M. Greaves, and H. Elderfield (2012)
Journal Citation
Paleoceanography, 27(3), 1–8
Author(s)
Major, J., R. Boiteau, T. Meade (2008)
Journal Citation
Inorg. Chem., 47 (22), pp 10788–10795
Author(s)
Chen, C., R. Boiteau, W, Lai, S. Barger, and A. Cataldo (2006)
Journal Citation
Curr Alzheimer Res. 3(1):63-70.
Research Groups, Labs, and Centers
Advisors
Internal Advisors