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As an analytically trained inorganic chemist my heart lies in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds. At Lehman my role is primarily as an undergraduate educator, and in that capacity I explore both the fields of Chemical Education pedagogy as well as the role of undergraduate students in authentic research projects.

As an educator I am primarily interested in flipping chemistry classrooms and with my colleague Pamela Mills we have developed a series of videos for a fully flipped General Chemistry course. In the coming weeks I will post more information on this exciting new project!

My own love of research stems from work that I began doing as a graduate student and I am very interested in the immersion of undergraduate students in authentic research projects. In this capacity I run a small research group comprised solely of undergraduate students.  Browse the Research Projects tab for more information on Undergraduate Research Projects.

This year we are continuing our work on the synthesis and characterization of rhenium tri-peptides. Our goal is to develop an understanding of the way rhenium binds to simple D-amino acid tripeptides to help advance the development of radiotherapuetic drugs for the treatment of cancer.

If you are interested in working in the lab please send me an email!   

                                                                                                               ~Donna

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One of my favorite Quotes about science:


“Many people say that it is the intellect which makes a scientist. They are wrong: it is character”



                                    -- Albert Einstein

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