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Chemistry Faculty 

Dr. Carolyn Dehner


Summer 2011 Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
Dissertation: "Insights into iron acquisition from mineral sources
by pseudomonads"
Advisor: Jennifer L. DuBois

Spring 2000 B.S. Biochemistry, State University of New York, College at
Geneseo Geneseo, NY

Courses Taught at MCLA:

Introductory to Chemistry & Labs:
Studies chemical principles, theories, laws and their applications. Topics include electronic and nuclear behavior,  periodicity, stoichiometry, structure and bonding. Teaches laboratory techniques through the performance of experiments related to the above topics. Required laboratory.
Course attributes: CSTL, ENVI.
Prerequisite: None

Selected Publications:

2014 Dehner, C.A. Why do proteins have quaternary structure- non-allosteric proteins. In The Encyclopediaof Molecular Life Sciences. Springer-Verlag New York. In press.

2013 Dehner, C.A., Cote, P.C., Regan-Mochrie, G., White-Ziegler, C.A. Temperature regulates genesprimarily involved in virulence and motility in uropathogenic Escherichia coli. In preparation.

2013 Dehner, C.A., Behera, R., Theil, E.C., Maurice, P.A., DuBois J.L. Ferritin and ferrihydrite nanoparticlesas iron sources for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 18 (3): 371-381.

2012 Kuhn, K.M., Dehner, C.A., DuBois, J.L., and Maurice P.A. Iron acquisition from natural organic matter by an aerobic Pseudomonas mendocina bacterium: Siderophores and cellular iron status. Geomicrobiology J. 29 (9): 780-791.

2011 Mayfield, J.A., Dehner, C.A., DuBois, J.L. Recent advances in bacterial heme protein biochemistry. Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol. 15 (2): 260-266.

2010 Dehner, C.A., Barton, L., Maurice, P.A., DuBois, J.L. Size-dependent bioavailability of hematite (α-Fe2O3) nanoparticles to a common aerobic bacterium. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (3): 977-983.

2010 Dehner, C.A., Awaya, J.D., Maurice, P.A., DuBois, J.L. Role of siderophores, oxalate, and ascorbate in mobilization of iron from hematite by the aerobic bacterium Pseudomonas mendocina. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 76 (7): 2041-8.

2003 Kemal, K.S., Foley, B., Burger, H., Anastos, K., Minkoff, H., Kitchen, C., Philpott, S.M., Gao, W., Robinson, E., Holman, S., Dehner, C., Beck, S., Meyer, W.A., Landay, A., Kovacs, A., Bremer, J.,
Weiser, B. HIV-1 in genital tract and plasma of women: Compartmentalization of viral sequences, coreceptor usage, and glycosylation. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 100 (22): 12972-12977.


Office: CSI 308B
Phone: 413.662.5177
Office Hours: M/F 10:00-11:00


American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, member (2012-present)

McPherson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biochemistry, recipient (2011-present)

Bayer Predoctoral Fellowship, recipient (2009-2011)

American Society of Microbiology, member (2010-present)

American Chemical Society, member (2008-present)