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F. Ann Walker - Curriculum Vitae

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Index:
I. BIOGRAPHICAL
A. Education
B. Professional Experience
C. Awards and Honors
D. Professional Organizations
II. RESEARCH INTERESTS
A. Summary
III. PUBLICATIONS AND BOOK CHAPTERS - opens in separate tab/window
IV. MEETINGS AND SEMINARS
A. Summary of Presentations
V. TEACHING
A. Summary
VI. SERVICE
A. University Non-Teaching Activities at University of Arizona
B. Other Activities
C. Community Activities
 

I. BIOGRAPHICAL
 

A. Education

  • BA. The College of Wooster, 1962 Chemistry
     
  • Ph.D. Brown University, 1966 Physical Inorganic Chemistry (R.L. Carlin & P.H. Rieger)
     
  • Ph.D. Thesis "Thermodynamic and ESR Studies of Coordination to the Sixth Position of Vanadyl Acetylacetonate"
     

B. Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry: Ithaca College, 1967-70
     
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry: San Francisco State College,* 1970-72
     
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry: San Francisco State University,* 1972-76
     
  • Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: San Francisco State University,* 1976-1990
     
  • Professor of Chemistry: University of Arizona, 1990-Present
     
  • Joint Professor of Biochemistry: University of Arizona, 1993-Present
     
  • Scientific Member: UA Center for Insect Science, 1994-Present
     
  • Regents Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: University of Arizona, 2001-2013
     
  • Regents Professor Emerita, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona, 2013-present

* Name change in 1972.

C. Awards and Honors

  • DuPont Teaching Fellowship, Brown University, 1965-66
     
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 1966-67
     
  • NATO Senior Research Fellow in Science, University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K., Fall, 1974
     
  • NIH Research Career Development Award, 1976-81
     
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar (Travel Grant), Technical University of Munich, Physics Department, Spring, 1977
     
  • Visiting Professor, University of Queensland, Australia, Spring, 1984
     
  • NIH National Research Service Award, Spring, 1984
     
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1984
     
  • California State University Research Leave Award, SFSU*, Spring, 1989
     
  • Invité, Université de Rennes, October, 1996
     
  • Associate Editor, J. Am. Chem. Soc., March, 1998-2010
     
  • Recipient, Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal, American Chemical Society, March, 2000. View Photos of the award ceremonies.
     
  • Inducted as Regents Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, February, 2001
     
  • Recipient, Luigi Sacconi Medal, Inorganic Chemistry Division, Italian Chemical Society, 2001; awarded 2002
     
  • Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Award in Science, 2003-04
     
  • Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society, March, 2006
     
  • 2009 Galileo Circle Fellow, College of Science, University of Arizona
     
  • Outstanding UBRP (Undergraduate Biology Research Program) Faculty Mentor, U of A, Honorable Mention, 2009
     
  • Chair, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2010
     
  • Visiting Professor, University of Rosario and University of Buenos Aries, Argentina, Fall, 2010
     
  • Elected Fellow, American Chemical Society, 2011
     

* Name change in 1972.

D. Professional Organizations

  • American Chemical Society and its Inorganic Division and Bioinorganic Subdivision
     
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)
     
  • Sigma Xi
     
  • Society for Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC)
     
  • International EPR (ESR) Society
     
  • Fulbright Association
     
  • Alexander von Humbolt Association of America
     
  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR), Member of Council
     
  • Arizona Arts, Sciences and Technology Academy, Founding Fellow
     
  • Galileo Circle lifetime member, College of Science, University of Arizona
     

II. RESEARCH INTERESTS
 

A. Summary

This research program encompasses studies of model hemes and heme proteins, which are studied by spectroscopic methods of various kinds, with the aim of determining electronic structure, bonding, thermodynamics and kinetics of hemes and other metallomacrocycles. Early work involved investigations of synthetic hemes and other metallomacrocycles by multidimensional NMR spectroscopy, metal nucleus NMR spectroscopy, continuous wave and pulsed EPR spectroscopy, electronic, low temperature MCD, Mössbauer and PES spectroscopies, binding of small molecules to hemes and heme proteins, and electrochemistry of metallomacrocycle complexes. In recent years we have concentrated mainly on heme proteins, including nitrosylheme proteins, particularly the nitrophorins of Rhodnius prolixus, the electron-transferring cytochromes, especially the cytochrome bc1 complexes from yeast and bacteria, and cytochromes P450 and their enzymatic reactions. We use gene synthesis, or site-directed mutagenesis on existing genes, and bacterial expression of heme proteins, to create mutant proteins which will answer important questions regarding the mechanism of action of important biomolecules.

III. PUBLICATIONS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

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IV. MEETINGS AND SEMINARS
 

A. Summary of Presentations

Numerous contributed papers to regional, national, and international meetings.
Seminars:
 
  • San Francisco State University (10)
  • University of Arizona (20)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (4)
  • University of California, Berkeley (5)
  • University of California, Davis (4)
  • University of California, San Diego (2)
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Georgia State University
  • The College of Wooster (2)
  • Waseda University, Tokyo
  • Wageningen Agricultural University
  • Brown University
  • University of Basel (2)
  • San Jose State University
  • University of New South Wales
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Universität Lübeck (6)
  • Ruhr Universitäet Bochum
  • University of Kansas (2)
  • Du Pont Merck Pharmaceutical Co.
  • Université de Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • Université de Denis Diderot, Paris
  • Université de Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2)
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Oklahoma State University (2)
  • Université de Rennes (2)
  • Oxford University
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • University of Siena
  • Arizona State University (2)
  • Harvard/MIT Inorganic Seminar Series
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Santa Clara University
  • Oberlin College
  • The Claremont Colleges
  • Northeastern University
  • New York University
  • University of Texas Medical Center, Houston
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Humboldt Universität Berlin
  • Universität Konstanz
  • Technical University Delft
  • Universität Göttingen
  • Universität Marburg
  • St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis
  • New Mexico Tech
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Techniche Universität Kaiserslautern (2)
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of Rosario, Argentina
  • University of Santa Fe, Argentina
  • University of Oslo, Norway
  • Cinvestav Research Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
  • California Institute of Technology(2)
  • Stanford University (2)
  • University of New Mexico (2)
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh (2)
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • Texas A & M (2)
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Syva Corporation
  • Emory University
  • Carnegie-Mellon University (2)
  • USDA Western Regional Laboratories
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • California State University, Fullerton (2)
  • University of Kent,Canterbury
  • MRC Laboratories, Cambridge
  • University of Surrey, Guildford
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • University of Leeds
  • Technische Hochschule Aachen
  • Delft University of Technology
  • University of Lisbon
  • University of Houston (2)
  • University of Notre Dame (2)
  • Oregon Graduate Center
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • Monash University
  • Australian National University
  • University of Otago, Dunedin
  • University of Christchurch, Canterbury
  • University of Auckland
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Universitäet Hamburg
  • University of East Anglia
  • Max-Planck Institut für Strahlenchemie
  • University of Florence
  • University of Nebraska
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Washington
  • CNRS, Marseille
  • Case-Western Reserve University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Brandeis University
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Universität Kiel
  • Universität Münster
  • Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich
  • Universität Zürich (2)
  • Universität Dortmund
  • Max-Planck Institut für Bioanorganische Chemie, Mülheim
  • Middlebury College, VT
  • Washington State University
  • Duquesne University (2)
  • CNRS, Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (2)
  • Purdue University Physics Dept.
  • University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • University of Tromsø, Norway
  • University of Zaragoza, Spain, Plant Sciences Dept.

 

V. TEACHING
 

A. Summary

  • Freshman Chemistry and the Laboratory
  • Junior-Senior and Graduate Inorganic Chemistry
  • Integrated Laboratory
  • Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (graduate)
  • Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (graduate)
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry (graduate)
  • Transition Metal Chemistry (graduate)
  • Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry (graduate)
     

Direction of Student Research Projects:

124 undergraduate projects (4 IC, 67 SFSU, 52 UA)
18 M.S. degrees awarded at SFSU
10 Ph.D. degrees awarded at UA
6 M.S. degree awarded at UA
2 high school teacher projects
5 high school student projects

    VI. SERVICE
     

    A. University Non-Teaching Activities at University of Arizona

    Chemistry Department Committees:
    • NMR Committee, 1990-94, 1995-96, 1999-2000 (Chair)
    • Recruiting Committee, 1990-91
    • Peer Review Committee, 1991, 1997
    • EPR Specialist Search Committee (Chair), 1991-92
    • Space Committee (Chair), 1991-96
    • NMR Specialist Search Committee, 1991-92, 1995-96
    • EPR Facility Faculty Advisor, 1992-
    • Inorganic Division Head, 1992-95, 1997-2003, 2004-Present
    • Division Heads Committee, 1992-95, Steering Committee 1997-2002
    • Coordinator, Study Abroad Exchange Program with the University of Leicester, 1992-93
    • Junior Faculty Advisory Committee for Jacquelyn Gervay, 1992-1998
    • ad hoc Five-Year Planning Committee for space and research facilities, 1993-94
    • ad hoc Promotion Committee for Wayne Adickes (Chair), 1994
    • Graduate Program Committee, Fall 1995, 1997-2002
    • Undergraduate Program Committee, 1995-96
    • ad hoc Promotion Committee for David E. Wigley (Chair), 1995
    • Faculty Search Committee, 1995-96
    • ad hoc Regents Professorship Nomination Committee for John H. Enemark (Chair), 1995-98
    • Junior Faculty Advisory Committee for Jon Rainier, 1998-2000
    • Chemistry Department Seminar Committee (Chair), 1997-98
    • ad hoc Department Committee on Joint Appointments, 1997-2000
    • ad hoc Promotion Committee for Vicki Wysocki, 1999-2000
    • NMR Facility Faculty Advisor, 2000-
    • ad hoc Promotion and Tenure Committee for Zhiping Zheng, 2000-
    • Inorganic Faculty Search Committee, 2000-01; 2001-02
    • ad hoc Regents Professorship Nomination Commitee for Jean-Luc Bredás (Chair), 2002
    • ad hoc committee to interface with Biochemistry Department
    • ad hoc committee to develop Department guidelines for Research Professorships
    • Junior Faculty Advisory Committee for Katrina Miranda, 2003-2006, 2007
    • Faculty Search Committee, 2005-
    • Chair, Promotion and Tenure Committee for Katrina Miranda, 2007
    • Member of the Weed Chair selection committee, Spring 2008
    • Member of the Faculty Issues Implementation Planning Committee ofr the Merger of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Fall 2008
       
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Department Committees:
    • ad hoc Committee for development of a joint Biophysical Chemistry Graduate Degree Program, 1994-96
    • ad hoc Committee for development of a Biochemistry Laboratory Course, 1994-96
    • ad hocRegents Professorship Nomination Committee for Gordon Tollin (Chair), 1994-97 (Elected, 1997)
    • Member, Structural Biology Search Committee, 1999-2000
    • ad hoc Biological Chemistry Graduate Program Commmittee, 1999-2001

    Center for Insect Sciences Committees and other activities:

    • PERT postdoctoral candidate evaluation committee (2000-2003)
    • Center for Insect Sciences PERT Postdoctorall Fall Panel Discussion on Mentoring (10/25/2004)
    • PERT Steering Committee (8/2004- )

    Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Committees (beginning Spring 2009):

    • EPR Facility Faculty Advisor, 1992–
    • Inorganic Division Head, 1992–95, 1997–2003, 2004–present
    • NMR Facility Faculty Advisor, 2000–
    • Member of the Research Committee, Fall, 2007 – present
    • Promotion Committee for Zhiping Zheng, 2009
    • Faculty Search Committee for a synthetic inorganic chemist, Fall, 2009 – Jan, 2010. Elisa Tomat hired

    College of Science Committees:

    • Grade Appeal Committee, 1994–96
    • College of Science Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2001–03
    • College of Science Dean 5-Year Review Committee, 2005
    • Physics Department Academic Program Review Committee, 2010–2011
    • Galileo Circle Fellows Selection Committee, 2011-present


    University Committees:

    • Five-Year Review Committee for Veterinary Science Department, 1990–91
    • Five-Year Review Committee for Biochemistry Department, 1992
    • Foreign Travel Grants Review Committee, 1992–96, 1997–2003, 2004–07
    • Sponsored Projects Services User Group, 1993–95
    • Comptroller Search Committee, 1993–94
    • Provost's Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure, 1995–96
    • College of Science Dean Search Committee, 2000
    • Center for Insect Sciences PERT Postdoctoral Candidate Interview Committee, 2002–03
    • Koffler Prize Nomination Evaluation Committee, 2002–03
    • Junior Faculty Conference Grant Committee, 04/2008-
    • Faculty Research Development Grant Committee, 09/2008-

    B. Other Professional Activities

    • Review proposals for NSF, NIH, DOE, PRF, Research Corporation, etc.
    • Review various faculty for tenure and/or promotion, or for awards.
    • Review manuscripts for J. Am. Chem. Soc., Inorg. Chem., J. Org. Chem., J. Phys. Chem., Biochemistry, J. Inorg. Biochem., Biophys. J., Biophys. Chem., Biochim. Biophys. Acta., J. Bioinorg. Chem., New J. Chem., J. Magn. Reson., Magn. Reson. Chem., FEBS Letters, Angew. Chemie, Coord. Chem. Revs., Chemical Reviews, Inorg. Chim. Acta, Nature Structural Biology, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA.
    • Science Advisor, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, San Francisco District Office, 1988-90.
    • Invited Lecturer, Symposium on Research in Inorganic Chemistry at Undergraduate Institutions, 23rd Midwest Regional ACS Meeting, Iowa City, Nov., 1988.
    • Invited Lecturer, Symposium on the Chemistry of Metal Ions in Biological and Biomimetic Systems, International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, HI, Dec. 1989.
    • Chair, Bioinorganic Subdivision of the Inorganic Division of the American Chemical Society, 1990.
    • Member, Editorial Board of Inorganic Chemistry, 1990-92.
    • Invited Lecturer, Symposium on Women in Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, March 1990.
    • Panel Member, NSF Undergraduate Curriculum and Course Development in Engineering, Mathematics and the Sciences, February, 1991.
    • Site Visit Member, NSF Graduate Trainee Grant Review Panel, The Pennsylvania State University, June, 1991.
    • NIH Special Study Section Reviewer and Chair, Fall, 1991.
    • NSF Workshop on Innovation and Change in Chemistry Instruction, Washington, D.C., May,1992.
    • ACS Awards Nominating Committee for Research with Undergraduates Award, 1992-94.
    • NIH Special Reviewer, Metallobiochemistry Study Section, October, 1992.
    • NIH Special Study Section Member, SBIR Program, November, 1992.
    • DOE Panel Member, Photoelectrochemistry II: Modified Electrodes and Polymer Films, February, 1993.
    • Invited Lecturer, ACS Inorganic Division Symposium on Electron Transfer Reactions of Metalloporphyrins, Denver, CO, March, 1993. (Dr. Mario Rivera presented the talk.)
    • Invited Lecturer, Fifth Chianti Workshop on Magnetic Resonance, San Miniato, Italy, May, 1993.
    • Invited Participant, NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Sintra, Portugal, June, 1994.
    • Invited Speaker, 1995 Inorganic Biochemistry Summer Workshop, University of Georgia, August, 1995.
    • Session Chair, "Hemes," 7th International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Lübeck, Germany, September, 1995.
    • Invited Organizer, Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry (In Memory of Teddy G. Traylor), Western Biotech Meeting, October, 1995.
    • Outside Examiner, Ph.D. dissertation of Orde Q. Munro, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, January, 1996.
    • Invited Speaker in the Symposium on the Bioinorganic Chemistry of Nitrogen Oxides at the 211th National ACS Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March, 1996.
    • Invited Speaker in the Symposium on Metalloenzymes: Structure, Function, Mechanism and Models, and session chair at the Rocky Mountain Regional ACS Meeting, Denver, CO, June, 1996.
    • Visiting Scientist, Medizinische Universität zu Lübeck, Physics Department, August-September, 1996.
    • "Invité" in the Laboratoire de Chimie Organométalique et Biologique at the Université de Rennes I, where research seminars were presented and discussions with individuals and groups of scientists occurred concerning their research projects, especially involving aspects related to magnetic resonance and orbital symmetry.
    • Ad hoc NIH Study Section member (telephone conference), November, 1996.
    • Invited Speaker for the tutorial on Spectroscopic Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry, presented at the 213th National ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April, 1997.
    • Invited Speaker for the symposium honoring Dr. Marjam Behar, presented at the 213th National ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April, 1997.
    • Division of Inorganic Chemistry Symposium and Nominations Committee, ACS, 1997-.
    • Visiting Scientist, University of Florence, June, 1997.
    • Member, Editorial Board, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (JBIC), February 1998-
    • Associate Editor, J. Am. Chem. Soc., March, 1998-
    • Invited Keynote Speaker, Tenth Annual ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, San Francisco, CA, May, 1998.
    • Invited Session Lecturer, XXXIII International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, Florence, Italy, Aug/Sept. 1998.
    • Invited Speaker, Second International Conference on Oxygen Binding and Oxygen Activating/Sensing Heme Proteins, Asilomar, CA, Sept./Oct. 1998.
    • Five-year Review Committee Member for the Department of Chemistry, Northern Arizona University, Nov., 1998.
    • Organizer and Chair, Spring 1999 ACS National Meeting Division of Inorganic Chemistry Symposium on “Metalloporphyrins in Chemistry, Biology and Medicine," Anaheim, CA, March, 1999.
    • Member, International Advisory Board of the XIX International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems, to be held in Florence, Italy, August 21-25, 2000.
    • Member, International Scientific Committee of the Dijon meeting on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, to be held in Dijon, France, June 25-30, 2000.
    • Member, Editorial Board, Inorganic Chemistry, 1999-2000.
    • Member, Advisory Panel for NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program, May 13,14, 1999, Washington, D.C.
    • Session Chair, "Hemes," 9th ICBIC, Minneapolis, MN, July, 1999.
    • Invited Speaker, Metals in Biology Gordon Conference, Ventura, CA, January 23-28, 2000.
    • Invited Awards Address, Spring 2000 ACS National Meeting, March, 2000.
    • Invited Session Lecturer, Minisymposium on "Electronic Structures of Heme Proteins," First International Meeting on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, Dijon, France, June 25-30, 2000.
    • Invited Speaker, Tetrapyrroles Gordon Conference, Newport, RI, July 16-21, 2000.
    • Invited Speaker, XIX International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems Meeting, Florence, Italy, August 20-25, 2000, but could not attend.
    • Program Chair-Elect, Gordon Conference on Metals in Biology, January, 2003.
    • Invited Speaker, X International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Florence, Italy, August, 2001.
    • ACS Presidential Commission on Women in Chemistry (2000-2001).
    • Member, International Scientific Committee of the Kyoto meeting on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-2), Kyoto, Japan, July 2002.
    • Member, ACS Awards Selection Committee, Francis P. Garvin-John M. Olin Medal, 2001-04.
    • Invited Speaker, X International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Florence, Italy, August 2001.
    • Invited Speaker, XXIX National Inorganic Divisional Meeting of the Italian Chemical Society, Taormina, Scicily, Spetember 2001 (recipient, Luigi Sacconi Medal)--unable to attend because of 9/11/01; medal awarded 7/4/02.
    • Vice-Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Metals in Biology, January 2002. Invited Speaker, Metals in Biology Gordon Conference, Ventura, CA, January 2002.
    • Invited Speaker, 35th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, Heidelberg, Germany, July 2002.
    • Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Metals in Biology, February 2003.
    • Member, Council of the Gordon Research Conferences, 2003-2005.
    • Member, Program Committee, Third International Conferences on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, New Orleans, LA, July 11-16, 2004.
    • Invited Plenary Lecturer, Third International Conferences on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, New Orleans, LA, July 11-16, 2004.
    • Invited Plenary Lecturer, 7th European Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, August 29-September 2, 2004.
    • Invited Lecturer, First European Gordon Research Confrence on Nitric Oxide, Bari, Italy, May, 2005.
    • ad hoc mail reviewer, NIH Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group, October 31, 2005.
    • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 01/06-12/08.
    • Awards Lecturer, 231 st National American Society Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 27, 2006:“Models of the Cytochromes. Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going?
    • Invited Speaker, 232 nd National ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 2006: "Undergraduate Research in the Tradition of Ted Williams: Experiences in Three Types of Colleges/Universities."
    • Invited speaker, “Mike Wells Fest,” University of Arizona, October 28-29, 2006, “The Importance of a Single Hydrogen Bond to the Mechanism of Action of an Electron-Transferring, Membrane-Bound Cytochrome: Little Things Matter! (The Legacy of Mike Wells)”
    • Plenary speaker, Argentine Biophysics Society Meeting, Rosario, Argentina, November 8-10, 2006: “The Nitrophorins (NO-Carrying Heme Proteins) from the Saliva of the Blood-Sucking Insect Rhodnius prolixus: How is NO Released to Dilate the Capillaries of Victims so that the Insect Obtains a Better Meal?” and NMR Workshop, University of Rosario, November 11, 2006: “NMR Studies of the Nitrophorins (NO-Carrying Heme Proteins) from the Saliva of Blood-Sucking Insect Rhodnius prolixus.
    • Member, ACS Awards Selection Committee, Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry, 2007–2008
    • Berlin-Brandenburg Region Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (UniCat) Scientific Advisory Board member, 2008-2012
    • Invited speaker, Symposium on Metals in Biological Systems, Pittsburgh, PA (joint Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University), December 5, 2008
    • NSF CHE- MCB Chemical Biology Review Panel member, 09/08-
    • Nominee for Chair-Elect of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the ACS, 09/08
    • Invited speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Metals in Biology, January 25-30, 2009
    • Invited speaker, ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Symposium on Coordination Chemistry of NO and its Implications for Metabolism, Imaging and Toxicity, 237 th National ACSmeeting, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2009
    • Chair of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the ACS, 2010.
    • Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC) Nominations Committee, 10/2009-9/2013
    • Joint EUROMAR 2010 and 17th ISMAR Conference, Florence, Italy, July 4-9, 2010: Invited Session Lecture: “NMR Studies of the Dynamics of a New World Blood Sucking Insect.”
    • Biometals 2010 international meeting, Tucson, AZ, USA, July 25-30, 2010: Poster presented: “Unprecedented Peroxidase-like Activity of Rhodnius prolixus Nitrophorins.”
    • 3rd Latin American Protein Society Meeting, Salta Argentina, October 13-16, 2010: Invited Session Lecture: “Effect of Charged Protein Side Chains on the Redox Stability of the Fe-NO Complexes of the Nitrophorins from a New World Blood-Sucking Insect.”
    • Elected Member of ISMAR (Int. Soc. of Magnetic Resonance) Council 2011-2013.
    • Speaker at symposium “A Flash in Time: A Celebration of the Scientific Career and Contributions of Regents’ Professor Gordon Tollin,” March 11-12, 2011, The University of Arizona: “Dynamics of the Nitrophorins of a New World Blood-Sucking Insect.”
    • 241st National ACS Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2011: Invited Talks: “NMR Investigations of the Protein Structure and Dynamics of the Nitrophorins from a New World Blood-Sucking Insect,” and “NMR Investigations of the Effect of Distal Pocket and Belt Mutations on the Shape of the Heme Binding Pocket of the Nitrophorins.”
    • ICBIC 15, Vancouver, B. C., August 7-12, 2011: Invited Talk, Jade Lecture: “NMR Investigation of the Protein Structure and Dynamics of the Nitrophorins from a New World Blood-Sucking Insect.”
    • Elected ACS Fellow, 2011.
    • EUROBIC-11 Granada, Spain, September 12-16, 2012, Poster: “Dynamics of Native N-Terminus Nitrophorin 2 Bound to Nitric Oxide, as Studied by NMR Spectroscopy.”
    • Member, Evaluation Panel for Preproposals to the DOE-ARPA program to significantly improve the energy efficiency and carbon yield of methane-to-liquid fuels, Spring 2013.
    • ISMAR-18 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 19-24, 2013, Invited Talk: “NMR Studies of the Loop Dynamics of the Nitrophorins.”
    • ICPP-8 Istanbul, Turkey, June 22-27, 2014, Invited Talk: “Protein Dynamics of the Nitrophorins Measured by Multidimensional NMR Spectroscopy: Comparative Studies of NP2 and NP4.”

    C. Community Activities

    • Member, Sierra Club and its Diablo Regional Group (1987-90); Grand Canyon Chapter, Rincon Regional Group (1990- )
    • Member, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (1986-91)
    • Member, Refugee Committee, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (1988-89)
    • Member, Adult Ministries Committee, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (1988-90)
    • Chair, Current Affairs Forum Committee, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (1989-90)
    • Member, LOPC Evening Circle (1988-90)
    • Member, Trinity Presbyterian Church (1991- )
    • Member, Southern Arizona Hiking Club (1991- )
    • Member, Audubon Society (1992- )
    • Member, Orchid Society of Southern Arizona (1992- )
    • Deaconess, Trinity Presbyterian Church (1993-95); Vice Moderator (1994); Moderator (1995)
    • Program presenter ("Guatemala"), Round Table, Trinity Pres. Church, November 1994
    • Nominating Committee, Trinity Presbyterian Church (1994, 1995; Moderator, 1999)
    • Member, Tucson Botanical Garden (1994- )
    • Elder, Trinity Presbyterian Church (1996-98, 1999-01)
    • Trinity Session University Ministry Committee Vice-Moderator (1996-98), Moderator (1999-2000)
    • De Cristo Presbytery University Ministry Committee (1997-2000)
    • Trinity Session Adult/University Christian Education Ministry Moderator (2001)
    • Trinity Session Stewardship/Finance Ministry (2001-2003, 2004-2006, 11/2009-present; chair 08/2011- present)
    • Pastor Nominating Committee, Trinity Presbyterian Church (Dec. 2004-2006)
    • Presbyterian Campus Ministry Board, De Cristo Presbytery (Aug. 2005-Dec. 2008)
    • Campus Christian Center Board (Oct. 2006- present), Treasurer (Jan. 2007- present)
    • Trinity Session Nominating Committee (04/2011-2013; Chair, 04/2011 - 01/2012)