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I have taught chemistry at GRCC since 1999.  My Bachelor’s degree is in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan and my Master’s degree is in Physical Chemistry from Wayne State University.  My research interests have been a mixture of physical and biochemical applications focused around identifying and characterizing larger bio-molecules using spectroscopy.  I have worked with local companies and other institutions on various research projects and I am always looking for opportunities to learn new ideas that I can incorporate into my lectures and labs. 

I believe chemistry truly helps us understand the complex world around us.  Therefore, I enjoy helping students to discover the beauty of the molecular world and how that small structure relates to their every day lives.  I am regularly involved in science activities for kids both with the American Chemical Society and in the local school districts.  

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