Dr. Carolyn Dehner

Associate Professor, Chemistry

carolyn dehner
(413) 662-5177
Center for Science & Innovation 308B


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2011

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

Courses Taught

CHEM 150: Introduction to Chemistry I

CHEM 152: Introduction to Chemistry II 

BIOL 360: Biochemistry

BIOL 361: Advanced Biochemistry

BIOL 410: Biotechniques

CHEM 490: Chemistry Seminar

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.


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)