Guest Researcher, Chalmers University of Technology, 2009
Keck Teaching and Research Fellow, Bryn Mawr College, 2004
Ph.D. Cornell University , Physical Chemistry, 2001
B.S. Western Washington University, Chemistry, 1996
B.A. Fairhaven College, Women Studies, 1996
Thermodynamics and kinetics of DNA binding mechanisms, development of dye sensitized solar cells, synthesis of ruthenium polypyridyl complexes.
For the thermodynamic studies of DNA binding, I use a suite of titrations including: fluorescence and UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, isothermal calorimetry, and viscosity. I use fluorescence based stopped-flow to study binding kinetics.
The solar cells project includes basic synthesis, absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, molecular modeling of HOMOs and LUMOs in Spartan, and a little materials engineering.
Physical Chemistry, Ph.D.
Regularly Taught Courses:
- CHEM 103: General Chemistry
- CHEM 341: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
- CHEM 342: Biophysical Chemistry
- CHEM 353: Physical Chemistry Lab