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Faculty by Classification

Core Faculty

These faculty have primary appointments in this department.


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Boeckman, Robert K., Jr.

Marshall D. Gates, Jr. Professor of Chemistry
Associate Editor for the Journal of Organic Chemistry

rkb@rkbmac.chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4229
451 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Total synthesis of alkaloids, terpenes, antibiotics, and antitumor agents; development of new synthetic methodology; applications of con­formational theory

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Bren, Kara L.

Professor of Chemistry
bren@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4335
448 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Bioinorganic and biophysical chemistry

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Dinnocenzo, Joseph P.

Professor of Chemistry
jpd@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-8351
463 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Mechanistic and Physical Organic Chemistry

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Eisenberg, Richard

Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
eisenberg@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-5573
B24 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry; Synthesis, Structure and Reaction Chemistry

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Farrar, James M.

Professor of Chemistry
farrar@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-5834
B19 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Dynamical studies of low energy ion-molecule reactions in the gas phase; imaging studies of collisions; photochemistry of size-selected ionic clusters

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Fasan, Rudi

Associate Professor of Chemistry
fasan@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 273-3504
416 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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Franco, Ignacio

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics
ignacio.granco@rochester.edu | (585) 275-8209
454 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Frontier, Alison J.

Professor of Chemistry
frontier@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-2568
414 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Synthetic organic chemistry; synthesis of bioactive natural products; pericyclic reactions; asymmetric catalysis; cationic cascades

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Goodman, Joshua L.

Professor of Chemistry
goodman@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4891
460 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Mechanistic Organic Chemistry

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Huo, Pengfei

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
huo@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 276-7793
415 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; Ab-initio dynamics for understanding chemistry; Photo physics of solar energy conversion

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Jones, William D.

Charles F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry
jones@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-5493
B26 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Mechanistic Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

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Knowles, Kathryn

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
knowles@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-0649
457 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Todd D. Krauss

Krauss, Todd D.

Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Optics

Chair of Chemistry Department
krauss@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-5093
465 Hutchinson
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Interests: Nanoscale Materials and Devices

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Krugh, Thomas R.

Professor of Chemistry
krugh@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4224
459 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Biophysical Chemistry; structural analysis of biomolecules, energy minimization and molecular dynamics calculations

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Matson, Ellen

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
matson@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 276-7792
B45 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

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McCamant, David W.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
mccamant@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 276-3122
B34 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Ultrafast spectroscopy of molecular dynamics in photochemistry; Mechanisms of vibrational relaxation

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Neidig, Michael L.

Wilmot Assistant Professor of Chemistry
neidig@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 276-6006
B32 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Physical-Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

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Nilsson, Bradley L.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
nilsson@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 276-3053
417 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Peptide self-assembly; amyloid peptides; amyloid-inspired materials; bioorganic chemistry; supramolecular chemistry

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Rothberg, Lewis

Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Chemical Engineering

lewis.rothberg@rochester.edu
462 Hutchinson Hall
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Interests: Polymer eletronics; Optoelectronic devices; Light-emitting diodes; Thin-film transistors; Photodetectors; Xerographic photoreceptors; Biological sensors; Electrooptic modulators

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Schröder, Wolf-Udo

Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics

schroeder@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-8263
466 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Dynamics of Complex Nuclear Reactions at intermediate and high energies

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Tang, Ching W.

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Chemistry

ching.tang@rochester.edu | (585) 275-3552
101A Gavett Hall
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Interests: Organic Electronics; Thin-Film Devices; Display Technology; Organic Light Emitting Diodes; Organic Solar Cells; II-VI Semiconductors; CdTe Solar Cells; Thin-Film Deposition & Characterization

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Turner, Douglas H.

Professor of Chemistry
turner@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-3207
B08 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Biophysical Chemistry: nucleic acid structure and function, RNA folding, therapeutics, and prediction of structure from sequence

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Weix, Daniel J.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
weix@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-8383
412 Hutchison Hall
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Interests: Organic methods development; transition-metal catalyzed reactions; organometallic chemistry; mechanism

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Cluster Affiliated Faculty

Faculty in the Clusters have primary appointments in other departments but can mentor Chemistry graduate students.


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DeLouise, Lisa A.

Associate Professor of Dermatology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

lisa_delouise@urmc.rochester.edu | (585) 275-1810

Interests: Engineering Smart Bandage Bio Nanomaterials for Healing Skin

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Dunman, Paul

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
paul_dunman@urmc.rochester.edu

Interests: Use of S. aureus and A. baumannii as model organisms to study bacterial pathogenesis and develop novel strategies for the therapeutic intervention of bacterial infections

Sina Ghaemmaghami

Ghaemmaghami, Sina

Assistant Professor
sghaemma@bio.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4829
326A Hutchison
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Interests: Protein folding and degradation; Neurodegenerative diseases and aging; Prion biology; Proteomics

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Grossfield, Alan M.

Associate Professor Biochemistry and Biophysics
alan_grossfield@urmc.rochester.edu

Interests: Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation

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Kielkopf, Clara L.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
clara_kielkopf@urmc.rochester.edu

Interests: Splicing defects in hematologic malignancies; roles of human pre-mRNA splicing factors in HIV-1 infectivity; development of engineered splicing factors for correction of splicing defects; splice sites and their associated proteins as therapeutic targets

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Krysan, Damian J.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Associate Professorof Microbiology and Immunology

damian_krysan@urmc.rochester.edu | (585) 275-9729

Interests: Fungal Cell Wall Biology and High Throughput Screening for Antifungal Drugs

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Mathews, David H.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology

david_mathews@urmc.rochester.edu | (585) 275-1734
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Interests: Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics

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Miller, Benjamin L.

Professor of Dermatology
benjamin_miller@urmc.rochester.edu | (585) 275-9805

Interests: Developing new strategies for the sequence-selective recognition of RNA, and using the optical properties of nanostructured materials for the production of novel biosensors

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Mukaibo, Hitomi

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
hitomi.mukaibo@rochester.edu | (585) 275-2355
201E Gavett Hall
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Interests: Bioanalytical Chemistry; Bio-Nanoscience; Electrochemistry; Energy Storage & Production; Biosensors; Chemistry at Interfaces; Materials Science

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Phizicky, Eric M.

Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
eric_phizicky@urmc.rochester.edu | (585) 275-7268

Interests: tRNA biogenesis, function and quality control; intellectual disability due to deficiencies in tRNA modifications

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Shestopalov, Alexander A.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
alexander.shestopalov@rochester.edu | (585) 276-5434
248 Gavett Hall
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Interests: Surface Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Surface Patterning; Nanostructured Materials; Interfacial Thermodynamics

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Wedekind, Joseph E.

Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
joseph.wedekind@rochester.edu | (585) 273-4516

Interests: Structure and function analysis of gene regulation by riboswitches and microRNAs as a basis for therapeutic development

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Research Professors

Research professors do not accept graduate students, but have active research programs within the department.


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Ebetino, Frank Hal

Professor of Chemistry, Research
febetino@ur.rochester.edu | (585) 532-4084
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Interests: Medicinal chemistry and drug design, including bisphosphonates and bone targeted drugs for arthritis and cancer, receptor agonists/antagonists, and epigenetic enzyme inhibitors

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Farid, Samir

Professor of Chemistry, Research
farid@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-8398
220E Hutchison Hall

Interests: Photo-induced Electron Transfer Reactions

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Mort, Brendan

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Research
Director of the Center for Integrated Research and Computing
brendan.mort@rochester.edu | (585) 275-8289
418 Hutchison Hall

Interests: High performance computing; application of computing technology to chemistry and biology; computational chemistry algorithm development; molecular dynamics simulations, electronic structure theory

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Instructional Faculty


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Hafensteiner, Benjamin

Faculty Lecturer
benjamin.hafensteiner@rochester.edu | (585) 275-1936
124 Hutchison Hall

Interests: Chemical education; total synthesis of natural products; organic synthesis; reaction invention and investigation; cascade reactions

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Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus faculty no longer teach courses or graduate students, but many are still active contributors to the intellectual life of the department, serving as co-advisors, mentors, and running research programs.


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Kende, Andrew S.

Charles F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
alumni@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4231

Interests: Strategy and Tactics in Organic Synthesis

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Kreilick, Robert W.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
kreilick@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4231

Interests: Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Solids: Rapid Motion in Solids, Structure of Solids, Energy Transfer in Solids

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Muenter, John S.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
muenter@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4231

Interests: Spectroscopic Studies of Molecular Properties and Dynamics

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Saunders, William H., Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
saunders@chem.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4231

Interests: Physical organic chemistry: mechanisms of elimination reactions; isotope effects and isotopic tracers in the study of organic reaction mechanisms; proton transfers; ab initio and vbscf calculations