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Coronavirus Update

On July 15, Dickinson announced that the fall 2020 semester will be remote. Campus is closed to visitors who do not have an approved appointment. Face coverings must be worn at all times.

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Faculty Profile

Rebecca Connor

Associate Professor of Chemistry (2010)

Contact Information

Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 2111


My research interests currently include the molecular interactions of electrophilic natural products with human leukemia cells and the role of chaperone proteins in apoptosis and stress response pathways. Research projects in my lab range from chemical synthesis to proteomics and protein engineering.


  • B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1999
  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2008

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

CHEM 132 General Chemistry II with Lab
A continuation of Chemistry 131. Topics covered in the second semester will include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, and buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and transition metal chemistry. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 131.

BIOL 342 Struct & Funct of Biomolecules
Cross-listed with CHEM 342-01.

CHEM 342 Struct & Funct of Biomolecules
Cross-listed with BIOL 342-01.

CHEM 490 Protein Engineering
In this course, we will explore the design, production and use of proteins and protein-based materials for biomedical, environmental and industrial applications. Topics to be covered will include biological therapeutics, protein-based materials for tissue engineering, biological production of pharmaceuticals and evolution of desired enzymatic activity.

BCMB 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch
Student/Faculty Collaborative Research allows a student to conduct original research in close partnership with faculty collaborator(s). The project should be designed as an investigation yielding novel results that contribute to the area of study. With the faculty collaborator(s), students will develop the project and participate in all aspects fo the reasearch. It is expected that the faculty member will work closely with the student for at least half of the time the student is pursuing the research. The final project must be presented to the faculty collaborator(s) no later than one week prior to the end of the evaluation period. The course will typically earn one half or one full course credit per semester.

CHEM 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch