Assistant Professor of ChemistryTaylor Science Center 1076
Angela Blum holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Lewis & Clark College and a doctorate from the California Institute of Technology. At Caltech, she used techniques in physical organic chemistry to elucidate the molecular interactions responsible for activating essential neuroreceptors that bind important neurotransmitters, key pharmaceuticals and nicotine. As a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego, she developed a general method to improve the efficacy of peptide-based therapeutics by packaging them as high-density brush polymers. Blum’s research at Hamilton focusues on materials approaches to controlling bacterial behavior and pathogenicity. Her work will be highly interdisciplinary, borrowing tactics from synthetic organic chemistry, chemical biology and materials chemistry.
Recent Courses Taught
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II