Santa Clara University

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Korin Wheeler

Office:  Daly Science 107
Phone: (408) 554-4310
Fax: (408) 554-7811

Wheeler Lab Research website

Degree Information
B.A. New College of Florida, Chemistry 
Ph.D., Northwestern University, Bioinorganic Chemistry

Courses Taught 
Biochemistry I (Chem 141) Syllabus
Biochemistry II (Chem 142)
Bioinorganic Chemistry (Chem 101)
General Chemistry Lecture and Lab (Chem 11)

biochhemistry, nanomaterials, bioinorganic chemistry

Brief Research Description
Investigations of the environmental and human health implications of Nanomaterials. Specifically, use biochemical and proteomic approaches to understand the interactions of nanoparticles with biomolecules. 

University of California Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, SEED grant sub-award from the National Science Foundation, 2014-2015 
Research Corp for Science Advancement Cottrell College Science Award, 2011-2013. 
Advanced Biosciences Initiative, W. F. Keck Foundation, 2011-2013 

Recent Publications (SCU undergraduate co-authors annotated with an asterisk,*)
Eigenheer, R., Castellanos, E.R.*, Nakamoto, M.Y.*, Gerner, K.T.*, Lampe, A.M.* Wheeler, K.E. Silver .Nanoparticle Protein Corona Composition Compared Across Engineered Particle Properties and Environmentally Relevant Reaction Conditions. Environmental Science: Nano,  2014, 1(3), 238-247
Featured on the back, front cover and highlighted as a "HOT article" by the journal.

Doku, R.T.; Park, G.*; Wheeler, K.E.; Splan, K.E.  Spectroscopic Characterization of Copper(I) Binding to Apo- and Metal-reconstituted Zinc Finger Peptides. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s00775-013-1012-6

Martinolich, A.J.;* Park, G.;* Nakamoto, M.Y.;* Gate, R.E.;* Wheeler, K.E. Differential impact of silver nanoparticles and their dissolution ions on metalloprotein function. Environmental Science and Technology, 2012, 46 (11), 6355–6362.





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