Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Chemistry
Office location and address
Room 133, Chemistry Building
409 McCormick RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
AS-CHEM Non-Invasive Single-Cell Morphometry and Tracking in Living Bacterial Biofilms
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of General Medical Science
August 25, 2020 – June 30, 2025
AS-CHEM Single-Molecule Imaging of the Exoplysaccharide Synthetic Machinery in live Pseudomonas acruginosa
Source: The Hartwell Foundation
August 25, 2016 – August 24, 2018
AS-CHEM Harnessing the Power of Bacterial Populations
Source: Jeffress Memorial Trust
June 30, 2016 – March 30, 2018
Introduces physical chemistry with numerous biological applications: chemical kinetics; introductory quantum theory; chemical bonding; spectroscopy and molecular structure; biochemical transport; and statistical mechanics. Prerequisite: CHEM 1420 or 1810; MATH 1220 or 1320; and PHYS 2020, 2620, or 2415. CHEM 3811 (if required for degree program) may be taken concurrently or after CHEM 3410. Discussion is optional.
Introduces physical chemistry with numerous biological applications: chemical kinetics; introductory quantum theory; chemical bonding; spectroscopy and molecular structure; biochemical transport; and statistical mechanics.
Execution of laboratory experiments that illustrate important laws and demonstrate quantitative methods of measuring the chemical and physical properties of matter. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meet weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 3811. CHEM 3420 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 3821. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3420, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3821.
Topics include principles of image formation; methods for sample preparation and chemical labeling; photophysics of fluorescent proteins and organic dyes; and computational image analysis and data processing. Recommended prerequisites: Calculus II or higher, Introduction to Biology. Required prerequisites: CHEM 1420, 1620 or 1810.
Graduate-level independent study conducted under the supervision of a specific instructor(s)
Research in Single-Molecule Imaging
Independent study, other than non-topical research, for course credits.
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.