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Renata Rezende Miranda

Post Doctoral Researcher

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science
Adjunct Faculty

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Renata Rezende Miranda

Post Doctoral Researcher

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science
Adjunct Faculty


BS, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil; MS, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Ph.D., University of Southern California


I'm a chemist/pharmacist with expertise in organic synthesis of small molecules, medicinal chemistry, and chemical biology. My main research interests involve using chemistry tools to probe and understand biological processes and apply this knowledge to the development of new drugs. 

I received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2021. At USC, I worked with structure-based design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of covalent small-molecule inhibitors and clickable probes targeting oncogenic protein kinases from the Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor (FGFR) subfamily. 

In Fall 2021, I started as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) working with Prof. André Hudson. My research now focuses on the development of chemical biology and genomic approaches to study antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, as well as on the discovery of antibiotic compounds produced by various bacterial species.

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Mozrall, A.R., Miranda, R.R., Kumar, G., Wadsworth, C.B., Hudson, A.O. Isolation, whole-genome sequencing and annotation of two antibiotic producing and resistant bacteria, Enterobacterroggenkampii sp RIT 834 and Acinetobacter pittii sp RIT 835 from disposable masks collected from the environment. (2022) Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 12:e0075722. Access here.

Parthasarathy, A.; Miranda, R.R.; Eddingsaas, N.C.; Chu, J.; Freezman, I.M.; Tyler, A.C.; Hudson, A.O. Polystyrene Degradation by Exiguobacterium sp. RIT 594: Preliminary Evidence for a Pathway Containing an Atypical Oxygenase. (2022) Microorganisms, 10, 1619. Access here.

Renata Rezende Miranda & Chao Zhang. Reactivity-Based Chemical-Genetic Study of Protein Kinases. (2022) RSC Med. Chem. 13, 783-797. Access here. 

Miranda, R.R., Parthasarathy, A., Hudson A.O. Exploration of chemical biology approaches to facilitate the discovery and development of novel antibiotics. (2022) Front. Trop. Dis. 3:845469. Access here. 

Schroeter, M.N., Gazali, S.J., Parthasarathy, A., Wadsworth, C.B., Miranda, R.R., Hudson, A.O. Isolation, whole-genome sequencing and annotation of three unclassified antibiotic-producing bacteria, Enterobacter sp. RIT 637, Pseudomonas sp. RIT 778 and Deinococcus sp. RIT 780. (2021) Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 10(48):e00863–21. Access here. 

Renata Rezende Miranda, Ying Fu, Xiaojuan Chen, John Perino, Ping Cao, John D. Carpten, Yongheng Chen, & Chao Zhang. Development of a Potent and Specific FGFR4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J. Med. Chem. 2020, 63, 11484−11497. Access here. 

Assadieskandar, A., Rezende Miranda, R., Broyer, R. M. Visually Tracking of Acid-Base Extractions Using Colorful Compounds. J. Chem. Educ. 2020, 97, 1402−1405. Access here.

Currently Teaching

4 Credits
The overall goal of this course is to familiarize students with the theory and analysis of genomics data. Students will survey topics including the structure, organization, and expression of the genome in a diverse array of organisms ranging from microbes to humans. Students will also become familiar with the analysis of next generation ‘omics-type data through a series of computational activities and problem sets. A hands-on laboratory component will guide students through a rigorous investigation of genomes.
3 Credits
This course is intended for students with significant research experience to work closely with their faculty mentors to prepare a manuscript for publication or write a proposal for external funding. Students will devote significant time to writing, revision and peer review. A submission-quality manuscript or proposal is expected at the end of the semester.
3 Credits
This course is a study of the structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of the following functional groups: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes. This course also introduces chemical bonding, IR and NMR spectroscopy, acid and base reactions, stereochemistry, nucleophilic substitution reactions, and alkene and alkyne reactions. In addition, the course provides an introduction to the use of mechanisms in describing and predicting organic reactions.
1 Credits
This course trains students to perform techniques important in an organic chemistry lab. The course also covers reactions from the accompanying lecture CHMO-231.