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Biochemistry/Biological

Biochemistry research at Georgia State University involves understanding and evaluating chemistry and its application to the structure and composition of living organisms and their chemical reactions and relationships. Our faculty are involved in research that includes the study of molecular biology, enzymology, metabolic pathways and biochemical structures and sequences and includes the following specific research areas: mechanistic enzymology of redox enzymes, with a specific interest in flavin-dependent enzymes; heme uptake by pathogenic bacteria; chemical properties of biomolecules using an interdisciplinary approach that extends into the fields of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and molecular biology; transition of metal-containing proteins and protein-based free radicals and their medical relevance using a combination of biochemical, genetic, structural and biophysical spectroscopic tools; and the chemical, biological, material and environmental role of calcium and calcium binding proteins.

Biochemistry Chemistry Faculty

Dixon

Dr. Dabney Dixon Professor and Director of STEM Education Initiatives, Analytical Chemistry
Education
A.B. (1971): Brown University
Ph.D. (1976) : Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Fellowship (1977-1978): University of California, San Diego

Gadda

Dr. Giovanni Gadda Distinguished University Professor, Biochemistry
Education
B.Sc. (1989): University of Milan, Italy
Ph.D. (1995) : University of Milan, Italy
Postdoctoral Research Associate (1995-2000) : Texas A&M University

KathyGrant

Dr. Kathryn Grant Professor,  Biochemistry/Bioinorganic Chemistry and Graduate Biochemistry Advisor
Education
B.A. (1980): New York University
B.S. (1989): SUNY at Purchase
M.A. (1990) : Columbia University
M.Phil. (1993) : Columbia University
Ph.D. (1994) : Columbia University
NIH Fellowship (1994-1997) : California Institute of Technology

 

Ming Luo

Dr. Ming Luo Professor, Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry
Education
B.S. Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 1982
Ph.D. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1987

GiGiRay

Dr. Gigi Ray Biochemistry and Faculty Advisor for Chemistry Honors Students and STEM Summer Programs
Education
A.B. (1985): Bryn Mawr College
M.A. (1987): Princeton University
Ph.D. (1992): Princeton University

Dr. Jenny Yang

Dr. Jenny Yang Professor, Associate Director for the Center for Therapeutics and Diagnostics
Biochemistry and Biophysics
Education
1992: Ph.D., Florida State University
1992-1993: Research Fellow, Syntex Discovery Research
1993-1995: OCMS Research Fellow, University of Oxford, UK
1995-1996: Harford Research Fellow of MB&B, Yale University

 

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