Honors and Awards
- Graduated from Bowling Green State University magna cum laude, 1981
- Graduate Professional Opportunities Program Fellowship, 1981-1984
- DuPont Associate Instructor Teaching Award, 1983
- Outstanding Young Women of America, 1985
- NIH Training Grant Fellowship, February 1987 - August 1989
- Lynchburg College ACSSA advisor, 1990 - 1991, chapter designated "Commendable" by ACS
- Providence College ACSSA advisor, 1993 - 1998, chapters won ACS awards each of the five years
- Project Kaleidoscope F21 Faculty for the 21st century, elected as a member of the class of 2001
|1989 ‐ 1989||PhD, Cornell University ‐ Biochemistry (Nutritional)|
|1984 ‐ 1984||MS, Indiana University - Bloomington ‐ Biochemistry|
|1981 ‐ 1981||BS, Bowling Green State University ‐ Chemistry|
E56H + E59H Mutation affects binding of the recombinant Haemphilus influenza carbonic anhydrase to a Ni-NTA Column Chemistry Department Student Papers (2016)
The Haemophilus influenzae carbonic anhy- drase (HICA) is important in converting carbon dioxide to bicarbonate in bacteria. Endogenous cellular proteins, like Escherichia coli carbonic anhydrase (ECCA), have been observed to bind to a Ni-NTA column, ...
Cluster M Mycobacteriophages Bongo, PegLeg, and Rey with Unusually Large Repertoires of tRNA Isotypes Chemistry Department Faculty Publications (2014)
Genomic analysis of a large set of phages infecting the common host Mycobacterium smegmatis mc2155 shows that they span considerable genetic diversity. There are more than 20 distinct types that lack nucleotide similarity with each ...
ConfChem Conference on Case-Based Studies in Chemical Education: The Use of Case Studies in an Introductory Biochemistry Course Journal of Chemical Education (2013)
Case study exercises in an introductory biochemistry course can be used to help students master the content of the course while at the same time help build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Case studies can be ...
Content and conflict: The use of current events to teach content in a biochemistry course Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (2003)
Case study exercises, based on newsworthy current events, have been written for a biochemical audience that include elements of both “content” and “conflict.” The cases have been written in such a way as to teach ...
Determination of the Universal Gas Constant, R. A Discovery Laboratory Journal of Chemical Education (2001)
This experiment combines published procedures for the generation of three gases (hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen) and adapts them so that they can be used with a single gas-generation and collection apparatus. Working in collaborative groups, ...
Thalidomide Makes a Comeback: A Case Discussion Exercise That Integrates Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry Journal of Chemical Education (2001)
The case discussion method, which involves teaching scientific theory in a framework that students can relate to their own world, is an interdisciplinary pedagogical tool. Therefore, case study exercises can be used to integrate biochemistry ...
Kinetics of Papain: An Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory Experiment Journal of Chemical Education (1999)
Enzyme kinetics experiments are popular in the undergraduate laboratory. These experiments have pedagogic value because they reinforce the concepts of Michaelis-Menten kinetics covered in the lecture portion of the course and give students the experience ...
Spectroscopy of Simple Molecules Journal of Chemical Education (1999)
In recent years, many college and university instructors have introduced new experiments to revitalize the general chemistry curriculum and attract and retain students in the sciences. In particular, laboratory experiments using modern instrumentatal techniques, normally ...
The Use of Case Studies in an Undergraduate Biochemistry Course Journal of Chemical Education (1998)
Most college biochemistry courses are taught in a format in which the professor lectures and the student memorizes. Although this is the best method for conveying large amounts of material, it puts the student in ...
Hepatic lipase treatment of chylomicron remnants increases exposure of apolipoprotein E Chemistry Department Faculty Publications (1993)
The consequences of hepatic lipase treatment of chylomicron remnants were studied. Rats were fed corn oil to induce production and secretion of chylomicrons and were then injected with polyclonal antiserum raised against hepatic lipase to ...