Chemistry

BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY

FACULTY ADVISING COMMITTEE

Rex F. Pratt, Chemistry
Irina M. Russu, Chemistry

Possible Research Mentors
 and Their Research Fields
chemistry

David L. Beveridge, Chemistry              
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics and Structural Bioinformatics

Students interested in the interface of biology and chemistry may choose to follow the biological chemistry track within the chemistry major. In this track, a more biologically oriented physical chemistry course is substituted fro the normal physical chemistry requirements. In addition, one semester of introductory biology and advanced courses in biochemistry are required. Students are encouraged to perform research with one of the participating faculty and to attend the Biochemistry seminar series. This course of study is an excellent preparation for medical school or graduate school in biochemistry. Students interested in this program should contact any the the participating faculty.

Philip H. Bolton, Chemistry              
NMR and Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Joseph L. Knee, Chemistry
Picosecond Laser Spectroscopy

Rex F. Pratt, Chemistry           
Enzymology of β-Lactamases and β-Lactam Antibiotics

Irina M. Russu, Chemistry               
NMR Spectroscopy of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Erika A. Taylor, Chemistry
Biological Chemistry: Investigating the contribution to virulence of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in Vibrio cholerae.