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Louis Kuo

Professor of Chemistry

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One has to understand physical phenomena at the molecular level to get the complete picture of how things work. This is what makes teaching and research in chemistry a delightful life-long learning process.

 

Teaching

I teach a variety of courses that span several subdisciplines of chemistry that include General Chemistry II (Chem 120), and Organic Chemistry I (Chem 210). In addition, I also teach the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (research website) and an upper division Medicinal Organic Chemistry course.

Professional Experience

Prior Sabbatical Appointments

1995: CU Boulder with Professor Thomas Cech

1999: U Oregon with Professor David Tyler

2005: California Institute of Technology with Professor Robert Grubbs

Research

As both a bioorganic and organometallic chemist I have two areas of research interest. One delves into the role of metal ions in promoting the chemical catalysis of a class of RNA enzymes (ribozymes). The other project investigates organometallic complexes for degrading phosphate neurotoxins. More information can be found at my research website.

Academic Credentials

Post-doc California Institute to Technology, Ph.D. Northwestern University, B.S. Harvey Mudd College

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Louis Kuo’s office is located in room 216 of Olin.

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Louis Kuo Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry Lewis & Clark 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road MSC 55 Portland OR 97219 USA

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