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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


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


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

  • General Chemistry (Chem 11, 11L)
  • Spectroscopy (Chem 151)
  • Chemical Thermodynamics (Chem 152)

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, ASAP.

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.