Welcome to the Bren Research Group!

Bren Group 2021

Bren Group 2022

Back (left to right):

Elise Gendrich, Ji Won Han, Kara Bren, Ryan Kosko, Emily Edwards.

Front (left to right):

Jennifer Pena, Mafe Lizarazo, Hafsa Irfan, Kaye Kuphal, Allison Salimatian

The Bren Group

We are a bioinorganic research group at the University of Rochester investigating metalloprotein structure and function, and engineering biocatalysts for applications in energy conversion. We work to characterize biomimetic photocatalytic and electrocatalytic reactions. We use a range of techniques including cyclic voltammetry, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, resonance Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence, photochemistry, and NMR spectroscopy applied to paramagnetic biomolecules. Please visit the links at the top of this page for more information.