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All of our full-time professors participate in diverse year-round research. Discover more about each of their current research projects below. Dig deeper to see recent publications from our faculty.

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Current and past research and scholarship

PROJECT TIMELINE RESEARCHERS FUNDED BY
An Alternative to Lewis-Acid Catalysis Ongoing Chad Tatko
Biocatalytic Desulfurization of Diesel Fuel Ongoing Chad Tatko
Bioisosteres and Methodology Ongoing Michael Barbachyn
Buffer capacity and malate analysis of barley Summer 2019 David Benson
Building Foundations for Success in STEM Summer 2019 Herbert Fynewever
Building Nanomolecular Structures and Developing Advanced Computational Tools to Model their Chemistry Summer 2019 Douglas Vander Griend
Combating Antibiotic Resistance Summer 2019 Rachael Baker, Amy Wilstermann, Michael Barbachyn
Design and Synthesis of Novel Antibacterial Agents Targeting Bacterial DNA Gyrase: Fluoroquinolone-Derived Analogs 2 Summer 2019 Rachael Baker, Michael Barbachyn
Design and Synthesis of Novel Antibacterial Agents Targeting Bacterial DNA Gyrase: QPT-1 Series 1 Summer 2019 Rachael Baker, Michael Barbachyn
Design and Synthesis of Novel Antibacterial Agents Targeting Bacterial DNA Gyrase: QPT-1 Series 2 Summer 2019 Rachael Baker, Michael Barbachyn
Determining the function of BF4112 in Bacteroides fragilis Summer 2019 David Benson
Equilibrium Restricted Factor Analysis of Spectroscopic Data Ongoing Douglas Vander Griend Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Formative Assessment Inside and Outside the Classroom Ongoing Herbert Fynewever
How do we think about sustainability as scientists and Christians? Ongoing Douglas Vander Griend
Identification of novel bacterial topoisomerase inhibitors Ongoing Michael Barbachyn DoD; Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Modeling Molecules Using Computational Chemistry Ongoing Roger DeKock
Molecular Basis of GRACILE Syndrome, Bjornstad Syndrome, and Complex III Deficiency Feb 2017–present Rachael Baker, Amy Wilstermann
Nanobiosensors Ongoing David Benson Office of Naval Research
Nanomolecular Building Projects Ongoing Douglas Vander Griend Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Organic Chemistry: Synthesis of Fluorinated Indolizines Summer 2019 Carolyn Anderson
Organic Chemistry: Synthesis of Indolizines Summer 2019 Carolyn Anderson
Organic Chemistry: Synthesis of Substituted Isoquinoline Alkaloids Summer 2019 Carolyn Anderson
Peptides Mimicking Nature: The Crucial Role of Aromatics Ongoing Chad Tatko
Photochemical Study of the Elimination of Hydrogen Fluoride Ongoing Mark Muyskens
Post-translational modifications of G protein functions Ongoing Rachael Baker
Protein-Protein Interactions at the Cell Surface Summer 2019 Eric Arnoys
Proteins and the Nuclei of Mammalian Cells Ongoing Eric Arnoys
Rare Disease Research & Support Feb 2017–present Amy Wilstermann, Rachael Baker
Redox activity of metal bound peptides Summer 2019 Chad Tatko
Regulation of Glucose Uptake Ongoing Larry Louters
Research in Fluorescence and Photophysics of Coumarins Summer 2019 Mark Muyskens
Single Molecule Studies of Biological Systems by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Ongoing Kumar Sinniah
Sun-Responsive Windows Past Douglas Vander Griend NSF; ACS Petroleum Research Fund and Pleotint L.L.C
Synthetic methodologies for preparing N-alkyl pyridones Ongoing Carolyn Anderson National Science Foundation; Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Team Science in a Christian Context Ongoing Rachael Baker, Amy Wilstermann
The Scope and Mechanism of Racemic Carbonate Reactions Ongoing Ronald Blankespoor
Trends in the Electronic Structure of Atoms Summer 2019 Roger DeKock
Using Rare Diseases to Elucidate a Novel Role for the Mitochondrial Protein BCS1L Summer 2019 Rachael Baker
What Kind of Instructor Are You? Summer 2018–Ongoing Elizabeth Schutt, Maame Adwoa Brantuo with Herbert Fynewever

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