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Elaine M Marzluff

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Breid-McFarland Professor of Science

Professor Marzluff teaches Physical Chemistry (CHM 363, 364), General Chemistry (CHM 129), Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry (CHM 210) as well as the Policy Studies seminar (PST320) and the Advanced Policy Research course (PST 420). Professor Marzluff's research focuses on the structure and dynamics of peptides and proteins in both solution and gas phase. With support from NSF-TUES program, she is working to develop modular curricular materials for physical chemistry that introduce students to kinetics, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy using a context-rich pedagogy.

Recent Related Publications:

John R. Engen, Thomas E. Wales, Shugui Chen, Elaine M. Marzluff, Kerry M. Hassell, David D. Weis, Thomas E. Smithgall, “Partial cooperative unfolding in proteins as observed by hydrogen exchange mass spectrometry” International Reviews in Physical Chemistry, 2013, 32, 96-127.
 Justine V Arrington, Rita N. Straus, Patrick F. Reynolds, Jennifer L. Poutsma, Elaine M. Marzluff, and John C. Poutsma “Gas-Phase Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange Behavior of Lysine and its Homologs” International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2012, 330-332, 200-206.
 Elaine M. Marzluff, Mary A. Crawford and Helen Reynolds. “Study of the Kinetics of an SN1 Reaction by Conductance Measurement” Journal of Chemical Education, 2011, 88, 1586–1588.
 Laura Mertens and Elaine M. Marzluff. "Gas Phase Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange of Arginine and Arginine Di-Peptides Complexed with Alkali Metals" J. Phys. Chem. A, 2011, 115, 9180–9187.

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-4314


(641) 269-4984

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On-Campus Address: 

2208 Science
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Education / Degrees: 

A.B. (with high honors in chemistry), 1989, Harvard University
Ph.D. in chemistry, 1995, California Institute of Technology
Research Associate in Structural Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, California Institute of Technology, 1995-1996

Courses Taught: 

General Chemistry; Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Policy Studies 


Primary Academic Interest: 

physical chemistry

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