Sandra Eaton

  • Biographical Description

    • Education
      B.A. (Chemistry), Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 1968
      Ph.D (Inorganic Chemistry), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972

      Professional Recognition

      • Special Award of the International EPR/ESR Society, 7/96
      • 1995-1996 United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, University of Denver
      • University of Denver John Evans Professorship, 9/97 – present
      • American Chemical Society, Colorado Section Award, 12/01
      • Bruker Prize, Awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, EPR Discussion Group, 4/02
      • University Lecturer, University of Denver, lecture presented April 19, 2007 entitled "The Excitement of Science: Teamwork, Discoveries, and Communication"

      Professional Experience

      • Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2011 - present
      • John Evans Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Denver, 9/97-present
      • Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Denver, 1/90-9/97
      • Professor, Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/86 - 12/89
      • NSF Visiting Professorship for Women, University of Denver, 1/84 - 6/85
      • Chair, Chemistry Department, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/80 - 8/82
      • Associate Professor, Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/79 - 8/86
      • Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/73 - 8/79
  • How to Contact Me

    • Office: Seeley G. Mudd Rm. 178 Phone: 303-871-3102 Fax: 303-871-2254 Mail: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Denver 2101 E. Wesley Ave. Denver, CO 80208
  • Teaching

    • Materials for classes that I am teaching are on the Blackboard sites for each course.
  • Research

    • Research Interests: Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) (also known as electron spin resonance (ESR)) studies of molecules with unpaired electrons - primarily organic radicals and transition metal ions. We are interested in a variety of applications of this technique. EPR imaging examines the spatial distribution of unpaired electrons in a sample. We are developing CW, pulsed, and rapid scan imaging methodologies for in vivo applications. Electron spin relaxation times are measured by pulsed EPR techniques. The relaxation times provide insight into molecular dynamics. Measurements at multiple resonance frequencies permit assignment of mechanisms. Pulsed EPR techniques can measure weak interactions between transition metal ions and nuclear spins in proximity to the metal. This technique is a powerful method to examine the metal binding sites in metalloenzymes. We have applied it to the iron binding site in transferrin, and to other metalloenzymes brought to us by collaborators. Pulsed and CW EPR techniques provide a range of techniques for measuring interspin distance and we have applied these to spin-labeled metmyoglobin, spin-labeled carbonic anhydrase, and other biomolecules containing two unpaired electrons.
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