Chemistry and Food Science Faculty

Catherine Dignam

Associate Professor and Chair

Office: Hemenway 436
Phone Number: 508-626-4778
Email: cdignam@framingham.edu

Education
PhD State University of New York at Stony Brook
AB Smith College

Research Interests
Dr. Dignam's research involves the design and synthesis of novel chiral metal complexes for use in asymmetric catalysis.

Courses Taught
CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 401 Inorganic Chemistry

Emmanouil Apostolidis

Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway 436B
Phone Number: 508-626-4777
Email: eapostolidis@framingham.edu

Education
PhD, MS, BS University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research Interests
Dr. Apostolidis's research is focused on the determination of the in
vitro biochemical mechanism of action of plant, seaweed and fish
by-product derived metabolites for type 2 diabetes and related
hypertension and oxidation management.

Courses Taught
FDSC 151 Principles of Food Science
FDSC 161 Introduction to Food Science and Technology
FDSC 405 Food Analysis
FDSC 413 Food Safety and Microbiology
CHEM 301 Biochemistry laboratory

Dwayne Bell

Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway 436D
Phone Number: 508-626-4748
Email: dbell3@framingham.edu

Education
PhD University of Texas at Austin
BS California Polytechnic State University

Courses Taught
CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II

Michael Block

Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway 348
Phone Number: 508-626-4781
Email: mblock1@framingham.edu

Education
PhD University of Cambridge
BSc University of Edinburgh

Courses Taught
CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II laboratories

Gloria Breault

Visiting Lecturer

Office: Hemenway 436G
Phone Number: 508-620-1220, x4282
Email: gbreault@framingham.edu

Education
PhD Brown University
MS University of California, Santa Cruz
BA Brown University

Courses Taught
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I laboratories
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II laboratories

Steven Cok

Associate Professor

Office: Hemenway 434
Phone Number: 508-626-4782
Email: scok@framingham.edu

Education
PhD University of Chicago
BS Michigan State University

Research Interests
Dr. Cok's research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms for regulating gene expression.

Courses Taught
CHEM 301 Biochemistry I
CHEM 332 Biochemistry II

Jennifer Collins

Visiting Lecturer

Office: none
Phone Number: none
Email: jcollins8@framingham.edu

Education
PhD, MS Brandeis University
BS Framingham State College

Courses Taught
CHEM 101 The Chemistry of Life
FDSC 151 Principles of Food Science

Suzanna Magnuson

Visiting Lecturer

Office: none
Phone Number: none
Email: sgardner2@framingham.edu

Education
MS Western Governors University
BS Westmont College

Courses Taught
CHEM 103 Introductory Chemistry
CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry laboratories
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis laboratories

Angela Mann

Visiting Lecturer

Office: none
Phone Number: none
Email: amann2@framingham.edu

Education
PhD, BS Glasgow Caledonian University

Courses Taught
CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry laboratories

Vinay Mannam

Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway 436F
Phone Number: 508-620-1220, x4229
Email: vmannam@framingham.edu

Education
PhD, MS Food Science and Technology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
BS Agricultural Engineering, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, India

Research Interests
Dr. Mannam's research interests are related to food engineering - specifically, grain and beverage processing - and food security.

Courses Taught
FDSC 151 Principles of Food Science
FDSC 161 Introduction to Food Science and Technology
FDSC 351 Food Engineering and Processing
FDSC 408 Food Chemistry

Catherine Manwaring

Visiting Lecturer

Office: Hemenway 306
Phone Number: 508-626-4779
Email: cmanwaring@framingham.edu

Education
MS Tufts University
BS Brandeis University

Courses Taught
CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry laboratories
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis laboratories

Jesse Marcum

Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway 436E
Phone Number: 508-626-4786
Email: jmarcum@framingham.edu

Education
PhD Chemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder
BS Chemistry, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests
Dr. Marcum's research focuses on gas phase ion chemistry and the influence of solvents on chemical reactions.

Courses Taught
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 480 Chemistry Research I

Christopher McGrath

Visiting Lecturer

Office: none
Phone Number: none
Email: cmcgrath@framingham.edu

Education
MA Brown University
BS Framingham State University

Courses Taught
CHEM 103 Introductory Chemistry laboratories
CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry laboratories
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis laboratories
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I laboratories
CHEM 321 Instrumental Analysis laboratories

Sarah McRae

Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway 348
Phone Number: 508-626-4781
Email: smcrae@framingham.edu

Education
PhD Northwestern University Medical College
BS Duke University

Courses Taught
CHEM 101 The Chemistry of Life
CHEM 301 Biochemistry I
BIOL 340 Immunology

Ishara Mills-Henry

Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway 440
Phone Number: 508-626-4795
Email: imillshenry@framingham.edu

Education
PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS, BS Clark Atlanta University

Research Interests
Dr. Mills-Henry's research focuses on the stability and aggregation of the eye lens crystallin proteins as it relates to cataract formation. She is also interested in the development of photoreceptors in zebrafish.

Courses Taught
CHEM 101 The Chemistry of Life
CHEM 300 Principles of Biochemistry
CHEM 301 Biochemistry I

Sarah Pilkenton (on sabbatical Spring 2017)

Associate Professor

Office: Hemenway 436A
Phone Number: 508-626-4780
Email: spilkenton@framingham.edu

Education
PhD Purdue University
BS The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Research Interests
Dr. Pilkenton's research interests are in the application of analytical chemistry and modern chemical instrumentation to environmental and food science.

Courses Taught
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 321 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 481 Chemical Research II

Vincent Sandanayaka

Visiting Lecturer

Office: Hemenway 306
Phone Number: 508-626-4779
Email: vsandanayaka@framingham.edu

Education
PhD Wayne State University

Courses Taught
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I laboratories

Lisa Savini

Instructor

Office: Hemenway 306
Phone Number: 508-626-4779
Email: lsavini@framingham.edu

Education
MS Framingham State University
BS University of Hartford

Interests
Professor Savini has a special interest in food science and cooking.

Courses Taught
CHEM 103 Introductory Chemistry
CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 201 Introductory Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

Argyroula Stamatopoulou

Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway 436I
Phone Number: 508-626-1220, x4222
Email: astamatopoulou@framingham.edu

Education
PhD Purdue University
BS University of Massachusetts-Boston

Courses Taught
CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry I laboratory

Shelli Waetzig

Assistant Professor

Office: Hemenway 436C
Phone Number: 508-626-4784
Email: swaetzig@framingham.edu

Education
PhD The University of Kansas
BS Creighton University

Research Interests
Dr. Waetzig's research focuses on the design of small molecule synthesis
using new methodologies.

Courses Taught
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 390 Special Topics: Structural Determination of Organic Compounds
CHEM 480 Chemical Research I

Alexander Zhivich

Visiting Lecturer

Office: Hemenway 436G
Phone Number: 508-620-1220, x4282
Email: azhivich@framingham.edu

Education
PhD, MS St. Petersburg Technical University

Courses Taught
CHEM 131 Science - Environment and Health
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I laboratories
CHEM 390 Special Topics: Principles of Drug Discovery & Process Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry