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Paul Craig

School Head
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

585-475-6145
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
1 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623

Paul Craig

School Head
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

Education

BS, Oral Roberts University; Ph.D., University of Michigan: PostDoc, Henry Ford Hospital

Bio

Dr. Paul Craig received his B.S. in Chemistry from Oral Roberts University in 1979, and his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from The University of Michigan in 1985. Following a post-doc at Henry Ford Hospital (biophysical chemistry of blood clotting; 1985-1988), he spent five years as an analytical biochemistry at BioQuant, Inc., in Ann Arbor, Michigan before joining RIT in 1993. For more information, visit my personal links or go to my ORCID and NCBI pages.

585-475-6145

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

CHEM-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.
BIOL-798
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed, graduate level tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum.
CHEM-493
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research in chemistry that could be considered of an original nature.
CHMG-146
1 Credits
The course combines hands-on laboratory exercises with workshop-style problem sessions to complement the CHMG-142 lecture material. The course emphasizes the use of experiments as a tool for chemical analysis and the reporting of results in formal lab reports. Topics include the quantitative analysis of a multicomponent mixture using complexation and double endpoint titration, pH measurement, buffers and pH indicators, the kinetic study of a redox reaction, and the electrochemical analysis of oxidation reduction reactions.
CHEM-499
0 Credits
This course is a cooperative education experience for undergraduate chemistry students.
CHMB-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.
BIOL-791
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
CHMB-493
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research in biochemistry that could be considered of an original nature.
CHMB-499
0 Credits
This course is a cooperative education experience for undergraduate biochemistry students.

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Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Roberts, Rebecca, et al. "Flexible Implementation of the BASIL CURE." Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Education 47. 5 (2019): 498-505. Print.
Zhang, Jimmy F., et al. "BioVR: A Platform for Virtual Reality Assisted Biological Data Integration and Visualization." BMC Bioinformatics 20. (2019): 78. Web.
Craig, Paul A., et al. "Using Protein Function Prediction to Promote Hypothesis-Driven Thinking in Undergraduate Biochemistry Education." The Chemist 91. 1 (2018): 1-8. Print.
Craig, Paul A. "Lessons from my Undergraduate Research Students." Journal of Biological Chemistry 293. (2018): 10447-10452. Print.
Craig, Paul A., et al. "Everybody Counts or Nobody Counts: Moving Toward a More Inclusive Environment for Students, Staff, and Faculty." The Department Chair 27. 2 (2016): 25--26. Print.
Craig, Paul A., et al. "Students’ perceptions of factors influencing their desire to major or not major in science." Journal of College Science Teaching 45. (2015): 78--85. Print.
Craig, Paul A., et al. "Students’ perceptions of factors influencing their desire to major or not major in science." Journal of College Science Teaching 45. (2015): 78--85. Print.
Hanson, Brett, et al. "Estimation of Protein Function Using Template-Based Alignment of Enzyme Active Sites." BMC Bioinformatics 15. (2014): 87. Web.
Craig, Paul A., Lea Vacca Michel, and Robert C. Bateman. "A Survey of Educational Uses of Molecular Visualization Freeware." Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 41. 3 (2013): 193-205. Print.
Fisher, Amanda, et al. "Simulation of Two Dimensional Electrophoresis and Tandem Mass Spectrometry for Teaching Proteomics." Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 40. 6 (2012): 393-399. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Dodge, Gregory, et al. "Development and Testing of a Systematic Approach for Computational Enzyme Function Determination." Proceedings of the American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Boston, MA, April. Ed. FASEB Journal. Rockville, MD: FASEB Journal, 2013. Print.
Sekera, Emily Rose, Aidan Sawyer, and Paul A. Craig. "A 2DE-Tandem MS Simulation with a Structural Interface." Proceedings of the American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Boston, MA, April. Ed. FASEB Journal. Rockville, MD: Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology, 2013. Print.
Published Article
Craig, P.A., E. Federici, and M. Buehler. “Instructing Students in Academic Integrity.” Journal of College Science Teaching, 40.2 (2010): 50-55. Print. "  *