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.

Stacey Lowery Bretz

Textbooks authored by Dr. Stacey Lowery Bretz

Stacey Lowery Bretz co-authored two general chemistry textbooks that were recently published by W.W. Norton: Chemistry: The Science in Context (5e) by Gilbert, Kirss, Foster, Bretz & Davies and Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach (2e) by Gilbert, Kirss, Foster & Bretz. Research findings from the Bretz group were transformed into novel assessment pedagogy.

Summer REU Program

The department is currently accepting applications for our Research Experiences for Undergraduates program funded by the National Science Foundation. The program is open to students enrolled at any US college or university and will be held May 31–August 4, 2017.

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Our 15 Most-Recent Publications

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

Paramagnetic Resonance of Cobalt(II) Trispyrazolylmethanes and Counterion Association
Marts, Amy R.; Kaine, Joshua C.; Baum, Robert R.; Clayton, Vivien L.; Bennett, Jami R.; Cordonnier, Laura J.; McCarrick, Robert; Hasheminasab, Abed; Crandall, Laura A.; Ziegler, Christopher J.; Tierney, David L.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2017, 56, 618-626

Biochemical characterization and zinc binding group (ZBGs) inhibition studies on the catalytic domain of MMP7 (cdMMP7)
Meng, Fan; Yang, Hao; Jack, Colin; Zhang, Huaqun; Moller, Abraham; Spivey, Devin; Page, Richard C.; Tierney, David L.; Crowder, Michael W.
JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY, 2016, 165, 7-17

Probing the Local Secondary Structure of Human Vimentin with Electron Spin Echo Envelope Modulation (ESEEM) Spectroscopy
Liu, Lishan; Hess, John; Sahu, Indra D.; FitzGerald, Paul G.; McCarrick, Robert M.; Lorigan, Gary A.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 2016, 120, 12321-12326

AIM-1: An Antibiotic-Degrading Metallohydrolase That Displays Mechanistic Flexibility
Selleck, Christopher; Larrabee, James A.; Harmer, Jeffrey; Guddat, Luke W.; Mitic, Natasa; Helweh, Waleed; Ollis, David L.; Craig, Whitney R.; Tierney, David L.; Pedroso, Marcelo Monteiro; Schenk, Gerhard
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 2016, 22, 17704-17714

Chemical shift assignments of the homodimer protein SP_0782 (7-79) from Streptococcus pneumoniae
Li, Shuangli; Ramelot, Theresa A.; Kennedy, Michael A.; Liu, Maili; Yang, Yunhuang
BIOMOLECULAR NMR ASSIGNMENTS, 2016, 10, 341-344

Visible and sunlight driven RAFT photopolymerization accelerated by amines: kinetics and mechanism
Allegrezza, Michael L.; DeMartini, Zachary M.; Kloster, Alex J.; Digby, Zachary A.; Konkolewicz, Dominik
POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 2016, 7, 6626-6636

Beyond academic tracking: using cluster analysis and self-organizing maps to investigate secondary students' chemistry self-concept
Nielsen, Sara E.; Yezierski, Ellen J.
CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 2016, 17, 711-722