Faculty

Dr. Jerry Easdon, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry 

easdon@cofo.edu

Education:

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Iowa

M.S. in Chemistry, San Diego State University

B.S. in Chemistry, Southern Nazarene University

Research Interests:

Synthesis of molecules for use in pharmaceutical, agrochemical and electronic industries.

Synthesis and properties of DNA aptamers for use in forensics and pharmaceutical science.

Collaborations with Dr. Jason Lashley (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Dr. Bhaskar Datta (Missouri State University), Dr Stephen DiMagno (University of Nebraska).

Recent Abstracts:

Febrian, R., Easdon, J.C., Breaux, C.J. "Preparation and Analysis of Perfluoroalkyl and Fluoroester Copper Reagents for Organo-Coupling Reactions,"  March and April 2014, ACS National Meeting and Missouri Academy of Science.

Petersen, K., Easdon, J.C. "Detection of Aptamer Target Binding With 19F NMR," March and April 2014, ACS National Meeting and Missouri Academy of Science.

Halford, B.D., Easdon, J.C. "Asymmetric Beta-Lactam Synthesis Via Enolate Reaction With Imine," March and April 2014, ACS National Meeting and Missouri Academy of Science, 2nd place in Chemistry Division.

Glaspy, K.S., Neumann, K.D., Easdon, J.C., DiMagno, S.G.  "Highly Efficient Synthesis of No-Carrier-Added [18F]-4-Fluoro-L-Phenylalanine, April 2013, ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Kenneth Garrison, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

garrison@cofo.edu

 Education:

NCI Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Kansas

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, University of Missouri

B.A. in Chemistry, Drury College

Research Interests:

Analytical electrochemistry using modified carbon paste electrodes.

Investigation of protein interactions by self-interaction chromatography.

Combustion analysis of fermentation products and rocket fuels.

Recent Abstracts:

Smith, C.J., Garrison, K.E., "Copper Phthalocyanine Modified Carbon Paste Electrode for Simultaneous Electrochemical Analysis of Homocysteine and Cysteine,"  April 2011, ACS National Meeting and Missouri Academy of Science, 3rd place in Chemistry Division.

Vannoy, R.J., Garrison, K.E., "Measurement of the Osmotic Second Virial Coefficient of GRB10 Using Self-Interaction Chromotography," April 2014, ACS National Meeting and Missouri Academy of Science.

Nicholson, J., Garrison, K.E., "Analysis of the Fermentation Products of Sorghum Halapense with Ruminococcus Albus," April 2011, ACS National Meeting and Missouri Academy of Science, 3rd place in the Agriculture Division.

Dr. Carol J Breaux, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

cbreaux@cofo.edu

Education:

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Washington University                                

M.A. in Chemistry, Washington University                                 

B.S. in Chemistry, Saint Mary’s University    

Research Interests:

Investigate relaxation mechanisms for T1 and T2 relaxation times of solutions of brain metabolites as a function of conductivity, pH, and concentration.

Investigate the effect of cinnamon on glucose testing.

Recent Abstracts:

Engel, C.B., Breaux, C.J., "Investigation Into the Inteference of Cinnamon on Glucose Tests,"  April 2013, ACS National Meeting and Missouri Academy of Science. 2nd place in Chemistry Division.

Petersen, E.A., Breaux, C.J., "Examination of Intermolecular Interactions of Glutamic Acid Using T1 Relaxation Times," April 2014, ACS National Meeting and Missouri Academy of Science.   

Clark, S.N., Breaux, C.J., "Effects of Water-Soluble Cinnamon Components on the Glucose Oxidase-Peroxidase Test," April 2014, ACS National Meeting ad Missouri Academy of Science.  1st place in Chemistry Division.        


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