Ring Flips of Chair Conformations

I’m back in the lecture classroom again this semester — I was on research leave Spring 2018 and have been teaching biochemistry labs and my chemical biology discussion-based course in Fall 2017/2018. I have two sections of the first semester of organic...

An Ode to Directed Evolution

I believe I’ve written about my advanced elective course (CHEM333, Chemical Biology) before. It has an interesting format where we touch on a variety of new techniques in the field of chemical biology and read recent articles where they are implemented. If you...

Out of teaching shape

With research leave last spring, Tuesday marked my first day in the classroom since last December. My schedule this year has my chemical biology class on T/R morning and experimental biochemistry lab on T/R afternoons. It has the potential to be great for research...

Hemoglobin Lecture

If you have ever heard me talk about my biochemistry course, you have probably heard me talk about hemoglobin. Every semester I teach this course, I geek out to my students about this amazing protein. My voice gets more high pitched, I throw my hands in the air, and I...

Semester “Break”

Another semester done! This semester flew by in a whirlwind of new biochemistry lab experiments, attempting to be in 19 places at once advising the lab projects, preparing assignments and exams for intro organic, grading, committee meetings, and trying to stay up...
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