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John Armstrong

John Armstrong

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

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202-885-1779
CAS - Chemistry


Michael Brody

Michael Brody

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Adjunct Professor

Michael Brody is an environmental scientist who had a long career in the Federal Government before coming to American University as an Adjunct Professor. He started his career in wetlands research and modeling with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. H... [More]

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CAS - Environmental Science


Albert Cheh

Albert Cheh

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Department Chair, Environmental Science

Albert Cheh received a BA in Chemistry from Columbia and a PhD in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the biochemistry of enzymatic digestion of biomass to produce cellulosic ethanol biofuel. He recently supervised two NIH postdocs... [More]

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202-885-1772
CAS - Environmental Science


Stefano Costanzi

Stefano Costanzi

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Costanzi’s research interests revolve around the study of the cellular targets of drugs, the identification and pharmacological characterization of molecules that modulate their activity, and the examination of the cellular consequences resulting... [More]

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202-885-1722
CAS - Chemistry


Shoaleh Dehghan

Shoaleh Dehghan

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Professorial Lecturer

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202-885-3028
CAS - Chemistry


Mara Dougherty

Mara Dougherty

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

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202-885-1734
CAS - Chemistry


Robert Faltynek

Robert Faltynek

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Adjunct Professor



Arij Farran

Arij Farran

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Senior Administrative Assistant

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202-885-1750
CAS - Chemistry


Jane Ferguson

Jane Ferguson

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

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202-885-1761
CAS - Chemistry


Douglas Fox

Douglas Fox

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Associate Professor

Douglas M. Fox received his BS in Chemical Engineering and his PhD in Chemistry at Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, MI. He spent two years at the Naval Research Laboratory and two years at the U.S. Naval Academy investigating the physi... [More]

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202-885-1735
CAS - Chemistry


James Girard

James Girard

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Department Chair, Chemistry

Dr. James Girard teaches analytical, environmental and forensic chemistry, as well as chemistry for non-science majors. He is the author of a textbook for environmental and chemistry students, Principles of Environmental Chemistry. He is also the aut... [More]

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202-885-1791
CAS - Chemistry


Matthew Hartings

Matthew Hartings

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Assistant Professor

Matthew Hartings is striving to develop new uses for metals in biological systems. He currently oversees two research projects—the first entails designing metal-based anti-cancer drugs, and the second involves creating artificial photosynthetic prote... [More]

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202-885-1778
CAS - Chemistry


Derek Horton

Derek Horton

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Professor Emeritus

Derek Horton received his degrees from the University of Birmingham in England, was on the Chemistry faculty at Ohio State University until 1992, and held visiting professorships in France and Germany. He held the Isbell Chair of Carbohydrate and Nat... [More]



Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

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Operations Coordinator

Michael joined the AU community in February of 2013. Michael brings 10 years of military experience. He is currently pursing a Master's in Public Administration with a concentration in public financial management. Michael loves being active and is an... [More]

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202-885-1767
CAS - Chemistry


Monika Konaklieva

Monika Konaklieva

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Associate Professor

Dr. Konaklieva’s research is in the area of exploring different approaches for delaying of microbial resistance. Current projects include computer-aided design and synthesis of novel beta-lactams as well as development of synthetic methodology for pr... [More]

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202-885-1777
CAS - Chemistry


Michele Lansigan

Michele Lansigan

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Professorial Lecturer

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202-885-1779
CAS - Chemistry


Abigail Miller

Abigail Miller

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Assistant Professor

Abigail Miller received a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked jointly with Rich Saykally’s group and the Biophotonics group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, using optical spectroscopy to study protein aggregati... [More]

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202-885-1763
CAS - Chemistry


Sorangel Rodriguez-Velazquez

Sorangel Rodriguez-Velazquez

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Professorial Lecturer

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CAS - Chemistry


Mauro Zammarano

Mauro Zammarano

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Research Assistant Professor

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202-885-1750
CAS - Chemistry