Faculty Experts

Biochemistry

Dr. Callie Cole
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Astrochemistry

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2015
  • B.S., University of Montana, 2010
     

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Dr. William R. Collins
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • Organic chemistry 
  • The development of reaction methodology
  • Supramolecular organic chemistry
  • Natural product isolation
  • The total synthesis of biologically active natural products
  • Chemical ecology

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2009-2011
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2009
  • B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2003

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James Dickson
Lecturer of Chemistry

Professional Interests

  • Analytical Chemistry 
  • Luminescence 
  • Chemistry education

Education

  • Master's of Science, 1998, Mississippi State
  • Master's of Education, 1992, Adams State
  • Teaching Certificate, 1990, Fort Lewis College
  • B.S., 1979, College of Wooster, Ohio

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Nicholas C. Gearhart
Chemistry Laboratory Director

Expertise

  • Oncology-focused medicinal chemistry 
  • Natural products and new cancer pathways in drug discovery 
  • Application of pharmacokinetic properties of molecules to design compounds for cancer treatments 

Education 

  • M.S., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2008
  • B.S., Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 2004

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Dr. Michael Grubb
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Chemical Reaction Dynamics
  • Photochemistry
  • Laser Physics and Optics​

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2012
  • B.S., Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2007

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Dr. Kenny Miller
Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Natural product/organic synthesis
  • Synthetic organic chemistry

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, The University of Texas-Austin, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, The University of Georgia-Athens, 2002

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Dr. Robert Milofsky
Professor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Chemiluminescence
  • Liquid chromatography
  • Photochemical reaction detection
  • Sensor development with applications to infectious diseases

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1991
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Bates College, 1987

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Dr. Aimee Morris
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • Inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry
  • Catalysis using transition metal compounds

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Colorado State University, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Western Washington University, 2004

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Dr. Kathryn Mouzakis
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • RNA structure and function
  • Translational regulation of gene expression
  • Nucleic acids biochemistry

Education

  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2013
  • B.S., Chemistry-Biology, Harvey Mudd College, 2007

 

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Dr. Les Sommerville
Professor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • Biochemistry
  • Common soil organisms belonging to the phylum acidobacteria

Education

  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Fort Lewis College, 1980

 

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