Preparation for General Chemistry

This summer, Miami University’s Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry will offer "Preparation for General Chemistry", a fully online, non-mandatory, self-paced, five-week preparatory course (July 17 to August 18), available to undergraduate students.

This non-credit program* is designed to help facilitate the successful transition to college-level general chemistry (CHM 141), a challenging course for many students.  This program will help students review key chemistry concepts with an emphasis on mathematics skills and logical thinking so that they can hit the ground running in CHM 141. 

The instructor has handpicked the topics that will prepare students for college-level chemistry.  The instructor will be monitoring each student’s progress and will provide personalized feedback and instruction through virtual interactions.  This program will use ALEKS (Artificial LEarning in Knowledge Spaces), a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. Please visit the course page for more information, and to register.

*A non-credit program will not appear on student’s transcript, DARS report, or bursar account.

Miami Students Visit Moonshine U

Moonshine University

During the Winter Term, 14 Miami students visited Moonshine University as part of the Fermentation course. They were instructed by industry leaders on a variety of topics within the distillation industry.

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Yasmin Jessa & Meredith Erb

Yasmin JessaMeredith Erb

Congratulations to faculty members Yasmin Jessa and Meredith Erb, both of whom have been promoted to Senior Lecturer!

NSF GRF

Congratulations to alumni Abraham Jon Moller (BS Microbiology, 2015; MS CMSB, 2016) and Lindsay Moritz (BS Biochemistry, 2015), both of whom were awarded NSF Pre-doctoral Fellowships! Both did research in the Crowder Group.

Our 15 Most-Recent Publications

Utilizing Electron Spin Echo Envelope Modulation To Distinguish between the Local Secondary Structures of an alpha-Helix and an Amphipathic 3(10)-Helical Peptide
Bottorf, Lauren; Rafferty, Sophia; Sahu, Indra D.; McCarrick, Robert M.; Lorigan, Gary A.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 2017, 121, 2961-2967

Solution NMR structure of RHE_CH02687 from Rhizobium etli: A novel flavonoid-binding protein
Liang, Chunjie; Zhu, Jiang; Hu, Rui; Ramelot, Theresa A.; Kennedy, Michael A.; Liu, Maili; Yang, Yunhuang
PROTEINS-STRUCTURE FUNCTION AND BIOINFORMATICS, 2017, 85, 951-956

Solution NMR structure of zinc finger 4 and 5 from human INSM1, an essential regulator of neuroendocrine differentiation
Zhu, Jiang; Wang, Huapu; Ramelot, Theresa A.; Kennedy, Michael A.; Hu, Rui; Yue, Xiali; Liu, Maili; Yang, Yunhuang
PROTEINS-STRUCTURE FUNCTION AND BIOINFORMATICS, 2017, 85, 957-962

Faculty Goals, Inquiry, and Meaningful Learning in the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory
Bretz, Stacey Lowery; Galloway, Kelli Rush; Orzel, Joanna; Gross, Elizabeth
TECHNOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING IN CHEMISTRY (ACS Symposium Series), 2016, 1235, 101-115

H-1, N-15 and C-13 resonance assignments for free and IEEVD peptide-bound forms of the tetratricopeptide repeat domain from the human E3 ubiquitin ligase CHIP
Zhang, Huaqun; McGlone, Cameron; Mannion, Matthew M.; Page, Richard C.
BIOMOLECULAR NMR ASSIGNMENTS, 2017, 11, 5-9

Contribution of the A-baumannii A1S_0114 Gene to the Interaction with Eukaryotic Cells and Virulence
Rumbo-Feal, Soraya; Perez, Astrid; Ramelot, Theresa A.; Alvarez-Fraga, Laura; Vallejo, Juan A.; Beceiro, Alejandro; Ohneck, Emily J.; Arivett, Brock A.; Merino, Maria; Fiester, Steven E.; Kennedy, Michael A.; Actis, Luis A.; Bou, German; Poza, Margarita
FRONTIERS IN CELLULAR AND INFECTION MICROBIOLOGY, 2017, 7, 108

Twisted Macrocycles with Folded ortho-Phenylene Subunits
Kinney, Zacharias J.; Hartley, C. Scott
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 2017, 139, 4821-4827

Targeted High Performance Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry-based Metabolomics differentiates metabolic syndrome from obesity
Zhong, Fanyi; Xu, Mengyang; Bruno, Richard S.; Ballard, Kevin D.; Zhu, Jiangjiang
EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, 2017, 242, 773-780

Micellar liquid chromatography of terephthalic acid impurities
Richardson, Ashley E.; McPherson, Shakeela D.; Fasciano, Jennifer M.; Pauls, Richard E.; Danielson, Neil D.
JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A, 2017, 1491, 67-74

Polymer Structure and Conformation Alter the Antigenicity of Virus-like Particle-Polymer Conjugates
Lee, Parker W.; Isarov, Sergey A.; Wallat, Jaqueline D.; Molugu, Sudheer K.; Shukla, Sourabh; Sun, Jessie E. P.; Zhang, Jun; Zheng, Yi; Dougherty, Melissa Lucius; Konkolewicz, Dominik; Stewart, Phoebe L.; Steinmetz, Nicole F.; Hore, Michael J. A.; Pokorski, Jonathan K.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 2017, 139, 3312-3315

Characterization of the structure of lipodisq nanoparticles in the presence of KCNE1 by dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy
Zhang, Rongfu; Sahu, Indra D.; Bali, Avnika P.; Dabney-Smith, Carole; Lorigan, Gary A.
CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF LIPIDS, 2017, 203, 19-23

Evaluating metabolic response to light exposure in Lactobacillus species via targeted metabolic profiling
Xu, Mengyang; Zhong, Fanyi; Zhu, Jiangjiang
JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS, 2017, 133, 14-19

Solvent effects on the folding of o-phenylene oligomers
Vemuri, Gopi Nath; Chu, Meng; Dong, Han; Spinello, Brian J.; Hartley, C. Scott
ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 2017, 15, 845-851

Extraction of Thermodynamic Parameters of Protein Unfolding Using Parallelized Differential Scanning Fluorimetry
Wright, Thaiesha A.; Stewart, Jamie M.; Page, Richard C.; Konkolewicz, Dominik
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 2017, 8, 553-558

Unraveling the CHIP:Hsp70 complex as an information processor for protein quality control
VanPelt, Jamie; Page, Richard C.
BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-PROTEINS AND PROTEOMICS, 2017, 1865, 133-141