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Steven Berry - Associate Professor

 Steven Berry

Ph.D., University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign (2003)
Research Interests: Copper proteins, the role of copper in structure-function relationship of enzymes.

Office Location: 152C SSB
Office Phone: (218) 726-7087
Email: smberry@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~smberry/


Erika Bladholm - Instructor

 Erika Bladholm

M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth (2011)
Research Interests: Teaching General Chemistry, copper proteins.

Office Location: 337 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7792
Email: blad0024@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/index.html


Robert Carlson - Professor

 Robert Carlson

Ph.D., Princeton University (1965)
Research Interests: Synthesis of chemical compounds of pharmaceutical importance using novel carbon/oxygen, and/or sulfur, mono- and dianions.

Office Location: Chem 325
Office Phone: (218) 726-7231
Email: rcarlson@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chemistry/faculty/carlson/index.html


Alessandro Cembran - Assistant Professor

 Alessandro Cembran

Ph.D., University of Bologna Italy (2004)
Research Interests: Allosteric regulations of protein. Membrane Proteins. Calcium-binding proteins. Computational methods development.

Office Location: Chem 333
Office Phone: 218-726-7794
Email: cembran@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://d.umn.edu/~cembran


John Evans - Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

 John Evans

Ph.D., University of Delaware (1977)
Research Interests: Analytical & materials chemistry, performance of chip seal & bonded wear course in bridges, designing low-cost sensors for remote sensing.

Office Location: 227 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7232
Email: jevans1@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~jevans1/


Peter Grundt - Associate Professor

 Peter Grundt

Ph.D., University of Duisburg (1998)
Research Interests: Design and synthesis of pharmacological compounds for the obligate parasite Toxoplasma gondii, Heterocyclic Chemistry.

Office Location: 319 Chem
Office Phone: 218-726-6939
Email: pgrundt@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~pgrundt/


Brian Gute - Instructor

 Brian Gute

M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth
Research Interests: Computational chemistry, structure-activity relationships (SAR), quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR), quantitative molecular similarity assessment (QMSA), STEM education, and inquiry-based and active learning teaching methods.

Office Location: 237 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7775
Email: bgute2@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~bgute2/


Ahmed Heikal - Professor

 Ahmed Heikal

Ph.D. , California Institute of Technology (1995)
Research Interests: Cellular and molecular Biophysics, energy metabolism & mitochondria, biomimetic membranes, IgE receptor signaling, molecular crowding.

Office Location: 253C-SSB
Office Phone: (218) 726-7036
Email: aaheikal@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/research/Heikal-Lab/index.html


Anne Hinderliter - Associate Professor

 Anne Hinderliter

Ph.D. , Cornell University (1994)
Research Interests: Membrane Biophysics, membrane proteins, lipid domains, model membranes, Calorimetry.

Office Location: 152B SSB
Office Phone: (218) 726-7062
Email: ahinderl@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/faculty/hinderliter.html


Joseph Johnson - Associate Professor

 Joseph Johnson

Ph.D., Brigham Young University (1999)
Research Interests: Protein biochemistry & enzymology, cloning, expression, and characterization of recombinant human BACE2 isoforms, identification of their in vivo substrates, anti-cancer agents.

Office Location: 253B SSB
Office Phone: (218) 726-8439
Email: jljohns3@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~jljohns3/


Paul Kiprof - Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

 Paul Kiprof

Ph.D., Technical University Munich (1991)
Research Interests: Organoboron chemistry, synthesis of novel markers for both fluorescence microscopy imaging and Light-Emitting Diode applications.

Office Location: 321 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-8021
Email: pkiprof@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~pkiprof/


Romesh Lakhan - Instructor

 Romesh Lakhan

M.S., University of Minnesota (2011)
Research Interests: Pharmaceutical and chemical toxicology, providing historical context to current chemistry curricula, active learning modalities, and community outreach.

Office Location: 233 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7773
Email: lakh0012@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/index.html


Venkatram Mereddy - Associate Professor

 Venkatram Mereddy

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1996)
Research Interests: Synthesis of a new generation anti-cancer agents, discovery of new synthetic methods and reagents.

Office Location: 136 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-6766
Email: vmereddy@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~vmereddy/


Sangeeta Mereddy - Assistant Professor

 Sangeeta Mereddy

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Research Interests: Development of new methods for the synthesis of biologically important lactones.

Office Location: 244 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-6482
Email: smereddy@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/index.html


Dr. Eve Metto - Assistant Professor

Dr. Eve Metto

Ph.D., Kansas State University (2013)
Research Interests: Design and use of microfuidics for single cell analysis and other biological studies. capillary electrophoresis. Undergraduate chemistry education.

Office Location: Chem 247
Office Phone: 218-726-8414
Email: emetto@d.umn.edu
Webpage:


Elizabeth Minor - Professor, Associate Department Head

 Elizabeth Minor

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Research Interests: Organic carbon cycle in aquatic systems, organic carbon reactivity in lake, river and ocean water columns & sediments.

Office Location: Chem 110, RLB 211
Office Phone: (218)726-7097
Email: eminor@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/llo/people/eminor.html


Victor Nemykin - Professor

 Victor Nemykin

PhD, Institute of General & Inorganic Chemistry, Kiev (1995)
Research Interests: Synthesis of bio-inorganic materials (new analogues of phthalocyanines & porphyrines, transition-metal macrocycles), modeling of molybdopterin and Tungstopterin enzymes.

Office Location: 329 Chem
Office Phone: 218-726-6729
Email: vnemykin@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~vnemykin/


Don Poe - Professor Emeritus

 Don Poe

Ph.D., Iowa State University (1974)
Research Interests: Development of supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), modeling for SFC, transport properties of supercritical fluids (e.g., elution of n-alkanes/CO2, petroleum & pharmaceuticals).

Office Location: 333 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7217
Email: dpoe@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~dpoe/


James Riehl - Professor

 James Riehl

Ph.D., Purdue University (1975)
Research Interests: Structure and reactions of chiral molecules, lanthanide(III) complexes, circularly polarized light spectroscopy, computational & theoretical chemistry of chirality.

Office Location: 140 Engr
Office Phone: (218) 726-6397
Email: jpriehl@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/scse/vitas/jriehl.html


Dr. Kathryn Schreiner - Assistant Professor

Dr. Kathryn Schreiner

Ph.D., Texas A&M University (2013)
Research Interests: Carbon cycling and storage in aquatic systems, soil and sediments. Quantification and identification of terrestrial carbon sources to aquatic and marine systems, and its role in aquatic carbon cycling. The impacts of environmental change (e.g. climate warming, vegetation change, and invasive species) on carbon cycling in temperate and Arctic ecosystems

Office Location: Chem 231 / RLB 202
Office Phone: 218-726-7857 / 218-726-8680
Email: kschrein@d.umn.edu
Webpage: www.d.umn.edu/llo/people/kschreiner.html


Dr. Paul Siders - Associate Professor

Dr. Paul Siders

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (1983)
Research Interests: Theoretical physical chemistry, statistical thermodynamics, partitioning in supercritical fluid chromatography.

Office Location: Chemistry 313
Office Phone: (218)726-6138
Email: psiders@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~psiders


Katherine Swanson Kallevig - Instructor

 Katherine Swanson Kallevig

M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth (2008)
Research Interests: Teaching General Chemistry.

Office Location: 239 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-8126
Email: morr0138@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/index.html


Bilin Tsai - Professor, Department Head

 Bilin Tsai

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1975)
Research Interests: Resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization & ab initio of Radicals and cations, development of reflective learners, Diversity and Equity

Office Location: 246 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-7220
Email: btsai@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~btsai/


Viktor Zhdankin - Professor

 Viktor Zhdankin

Ph.D., Moscow State University (1981)
Research Interests: Synthetic organic chemistry of hypervalent main-group elements, green chemistry, synthetic chemistry of hypervalent iodine heterocycles, fluorine & fluoroorganic compounds.

Office Location: 341 Chem
Office Phone: (218) 726-6902
Email: vzhdanki@d.umn.edu
Webpage: http://www.d.umn.edu/~vzhdanki/