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About Corina Maeder

When I first learned about DNA, I was fascinated with the question of how a compound with such simplicity could give us all the diversity we see in the world. It was with that question in mind that I chose to venture into biochemistry. After completing my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry here at Trinity, I went on to obtain a doctoral degree in Molecular Biophysics at the Johns Hopkins University with David E. Draper. I then crossed the country to San Francisco for a postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, San Francisco with Christine Guthrie. Each experience brought me a new set of tools to approach my questions, which had only grown in complexity with the more I learned. All along the way, I was also continually reminded how much I loved the interplay between teaching and research. Therefore, I sought out positions where teaching and research were partnered. This brought me back to Texas, and ultimately to Trinity.


Present Assistant Professor, Trinity University Department of Chemistry

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 Reviewer, Genetic Society of America Journal
2018 Ad-hoc member, NIH Study section, Molecular Genetics B
2017 Junior Faculty Panelist, 5th Annual Postdocs to PUI Professor Workshop, ACS Workshop “Getting a job; Getting Started” panel
2017 Faculty Panelist, NIH funded IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow Training Program to UTHSCSA, Trinity University
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Honors and Awards

  • Partial Scholarship, Cold Spring Harbor Course “Advanced Bacterial Genetics,” (2002)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (awarded 1999), Trinity University
  • Golden Key (awarded 1999), Trinity University
  • McGavock Chemistry Award (1999), Trinity University
  • Achievement Award in Chemistry (1998), Trinity University
  • Cold Spring Harbor Course “Advanced Bacterial Genetics” (2002)


  • Biochemistry
  • General Chemistry


2005 PhD, Johns Hopkins University ‐ Molecular Biophysics
1999 BS, Trinity University ‐ Biochemistry

Contact Information

Center for Sciences & Innovation, 370G
Chemistry Department


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