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Department ofChemistry and Biochemistry

Grace Stokes

Grace Stokes

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor

Degree Information

B.S. Chemistry, Stanford University
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Northwestern University

Research:

Monitoring adsorption of pharmaceuticals to lipids, transmembrane peptides, and protein-coated surfaces using laser-based spectroscopy methods

Award:

National Science Foundation grant: "CAREER: Quantifying How Peptoids Interact with Lipid Membranes" (2019-2024)

Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement, 2018-2021

Clare Boothe Luce Professorship (2014-2021)

Courses
  • General Chemistry (Chem 11, 11L)
  • General Chemistry (Chem 12, 12L)
  • Quantum Chemistry (Chem 151)
  • Chemical Thermodynamics (Chem 152)
Publications

Landry, M. R.*, Rangel, J. L.*, Dao, V. P.*, MacKenzie, M. A.*, Gutierrez, F. L.*, Dowell, K. M.*, Calkins, A. L.*, Fuller, A. A.; Stokes, G. Y. "Length Impacts Adsorption of Water-Soluble Peptoids to Phospholipid Membranes," J. Phys. Chem B2019, 10.1021/acs.jcb.9b04641. Special Issue: Pacific Conference on Spectroscopy and dynamics

Jimenez, C. J.*, Tan, J.*, Dowell, K. M.*, Gadbois, G. E.*, Read, C.A.*, Burgess, N.*, Cervantes, J. E.*, Chan, S.*, Jandaur, A.*, Karanik, T.*, Lee, J. J.*, Ley, M.C.*, McGeehan, M.*, McMonigal, A.*, Palazzo, K.L.*, Parker, S.A.*, Payman, A.*, Soria, M.*, Verheyden, L.*, Vo, V. T.*, Yin, J.*, Calkins, A. L.*, Fuller, A. A.; Stokes, G. Y. "Peptoids advance multidisciplinary research and undergraduate education in parallel: Sequence effects on conformation and lipid interactions,"  Biopolymers 2019, 323256; doi:10.1002/bip.23256.  Special issue: Peptoids

Stokes, G.Y.; DiCicco, E.N.*; Moore, T. J.*; Cheng, V.C.; Wheeler, K.Y.; Soghigian, J.; Barber, R.P.; Edgerly, J.S. “Structural and Wetting Properties of Nature’s Finest Silks (Order Embioptera),” Royal Society Open Science, 2018, 5: 180893; doi: 10.1098/rsos.180893.

Fearon, A.D.;* Stokes, G.Y. “Thermodynamics of Indomethacin Adsorption to Phospholipid Membranes” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2017, 121, 10508-10518.

Calkins A. L.; Rangel, J. L.; Yin, Jennifer; Landry, M. R.; Fuller, A. A.; Stokes, G. Y. “A Thermodynamic Description of the Adsorption of Simple Water-Soluble Peptoids to Silica”  Langmuir 2016, 32, 11690-11697.

Osborn, PTM; Addison, JB; Jordan, JS; Yarger, JL; Damle VG; Rykaczewski, K; Chang, SL, Stokes, GY; Edgerly, JS “Surface and Wetting Properties of Embiopteran (Webspinner) Nanofiber Silk” Langmuir 2016, 32, 4681.

Stokes, G.Y.  and Conboy, J. C. "Measuring Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM)- Membrane Interactions with Second Harmonic Generation"  J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2014, 136, 1409-1417

Buchbinder, A.M., Gibbs-Davis, J.M., Stokes, G.Y,  Peterson, M.D., Weitz, E. Geiger, F.M. "Method for evaluating vibrational mode assignments in surface-bound cyclic hydrocarbons using sum frequency generation" J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 18284-18294.

Stokes, G.Y., Chem, E.H., Buchbinder, A.M. Paxton, W.F., Keely, A., Geiger, F.M. "Atmospheric heterogeneous stereochemistry"  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 13733-13737.