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 18 to August 19) 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.

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

2016 Ritter Lecture

Dr. Sabeeha Merchant with Dr. Carole Dabney-Smith

The Department was pleased to host Dr. Sabeeha Merchant from UCLA as the 2016 Ritter Lecturer. Dr. Merchant gave two wonderful talks on March 28 and 29, 2016.

Undergraduate Awarded Internship

Cameron Williams (Biochemistry) was awarded a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship from the US Department of Energy to conduct research over Summer 2016 at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Cameron will be working directly with beamline scientists studying DNA damage repair by small angle X-ray scattering.

Janet Marshall

Our 15 Most-Recent Publications

Deposition and characterization of a CoHCF nanorod array in a templated ormosil film on an electrode and application to electrocatalysis
Ciabocco, Michela; Berrettoni, Mario; Zamponi, Silvia; Cox, James A.
JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE ELECTROCHEMISTRY, 3123, 20, 1323-1329

The Opposing Actions of Arabidopsis CHROMOSOME TRANSMISSION FIDELITY7 and WINGS APART-LIKE1 and 2 Differ in Mitotic and Meiotic Cells
De, Kuntal; Bolanos-Villegas, Pablo; Mitra, Sayantan; Yang, Xiaohui; Homan, Garret; Jauh, Guang-Yuh; Makaroff, Christopher A.
PLANT CELL, 2016, 28, 521-536

Folding of ortho-Phenylenes
Hartley, C. Scott
ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH, 2016, 49, 646-654

Polyphenol-Aluminum Complex Formation: Implications for Aluminum Tolerance in Plants
Zhang, Liangliang; Liu, Ruiqiang; Gung, Benjamin W.; Tindall, Steven; Gonzalez, Javier M.; Halvorson, Jonathan J.; Hagerman, Ann E.
JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY, 2016, 64, 3025-3033

Ion chromatography for the separation of heparin and structurally related glycoaminoglycans: A review
Fasciano, Jennifer M.; Danielson, Neil D.
JOURNAL OF SEPARATION SCIENCE, 2016, 39, 1118-1129

Investigating the Impact of Polymer Functional Groups on the Stability and Activity of Lysozyme-Polymer Conjugates
Lucius, Melissa; Falatach, Rebecca; McGlone, Cameron; Makaroff, Katherine; Danielson, Alex; Williams, Cameron; Nix, Jay C.; Konkolewicz, Dominik; Page, Richard C.; Berberich, Jason A.
BIOMACROMOLECULES, 2016, 17, 1123-1134

Smectic-A and Hexatic-B Liquid Crystal Phases of Sanidic Alkyl-Substituted Dibenzo[fg,op]naphthacenes
Repasky, Paul J.; Agra-Kooijman, Dena M.; Kumar, Satyendra; Hartley, C. Scott
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 2016, 120, 2829-2837

Micellar and sub-micellar ultra-high performance liquid chromatography of hydroxybenzoic acid and phthalic acid positional isomers
Fasciano, Jennifer M.; Danielson, Neil D.
JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A, 2016, 1438, 150-159

Probing substrate binding to the metal binding sites in metallo-beta-lactamase L1 during catalysis
Aitha, Mahesh; Al-Adbul-Wahid, Sameer; Tierney, David L.; Crowder, Michael W.
MEDCHEMCOMM, 2016, 7, 194-201

Well-Defined Macromolecules Using Horseradish Peroxidase as a RAFT Initiase
Danielson, Alex P.; Bailey-Van Kuren, Dylan; Lucius, Melissa E.; Makaroff, Katherine; Williams, Cameron; Page, Richard C.; Berberich, Jason A.; Konkolewicz, Dominik
MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, 2016, 37, 362-367

Citrus Quality Control: An NMR/MRI Problem-Based Experiment
Erhart, Sarah E.; McCarrick, Robert M.; Lorigan, Gary A.; Yezierski, Ellen J.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 2016, 93, 335-339

Investigating Affective Experiences in the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory: Students' Perceptions of Control and Responsibility
Galloway, Kelli R.; Malakpa, Zoebedeh; Bretz, Stacey Lowery
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 2016, 93, 227-238

Investigating the position of the hairpin loop in New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, NDM-1, during catalysis and inhibitor binding
Aitha, Mahesh; Moller, Abraham J.; Sahu, Indra D.; Horitani, Masaki; Tierney, David L.; Crowder, Michael W.
JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY, 2016, 156, 35-39

A community resource of experimental data for NMR/X-ray crystal structure pairs
Everett, John K.; Tejero, Roberto; Murthy, Sarath B. K.; Acton, Thomas B.; Aramini, James M.; Baran, Michael C.; Benach, Jordi; Cort, John R.; Eletsky, Alexander; Forouhar, Farhad; Guan, Rongjin; Kuzin, Alexandre P.; Lee, Hsiau-Wei; Liu, Gaohua; Mani, Rajeswari; Mao, Binchen; Mills, Jeffrey L.; Montelione, Alexander F.; Pederson, Kari; Powers, Robert; Ramelot, Theresa; Rossi, Paolo; Seetharaman, Jayaraman; Snyder, David; Swapna, G. V. T.; Vorobiev, Sergey M.; Wu, Yibing; Xiao, Rong; Yang, Yunhuang; Arrowsmith, Cheryl H.; Hunt, John F.; Kennedy, Michael A.; Prestegard, James H.; Szyperski, Thomas; Tong, Liang; Montelione, Gaetano T.
PROTEIN SCIENCE, 2016, 25, 30-45

Probing the Secondary Structure of Membrane Peptides Using H-2-Labeled d(10)-Leucine via Site-Directed Spin-Labeling and Electron Spin Echo Envelope Modulation Spectroscopy
Liu, Lishan; Sahu, Indra D.; McCarrick, Robert M.; Lorigan, Gary A.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 2016, 120, 633-640