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Lisa Prevette

Associate Professor
Degree
B.A. Transylvania University (Lexington, KY)
Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Michigan
Office
OWS 455
Phone
(651) 962-5672
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5672
Fax
651-962-5209
Mail
OSS 402

Professional Interests

The Prevette research group is in the area of biophysical chemistry, studying the interactions between biomaterials and biomolecules. In particular, we are interested in interactions that occur at the cell surface, leading to cellular internalization of drugs and genes for gene therapy. We are also studying the effect of structure on the formation of DNA complexes. Students in the group learn about binding mechanisms, thermodynamics and kinetics, and the structure of biomolecules and their complexes through a variety of experimental techniques.

 

If you are interested in joining the research group, contact Prof. Prevette.

 

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 331 - 01 Chem Thermodynamics/Reaction M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OWS 469

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OWS 469

Course Registration Number:

40042 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Lisa E. Prevette

Physical chemical introduction to the fundamentals of kinetic-molecular theory, statistical thermodynamics, classical thermodynamics, and chemical reaction dynamics. Emphasis on the in-depth study of chemical reaction equilibria, phase equilibria, and chemical reaction kinetics in gaseous, liquid and solid systems. Laboratory work involves modern computational methods in physical chemistry, as well as physicochemical measurements related to thermodynamics and reaction dynamics. Lecture plus six laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 202, MATH 114 and PHYS 111 or 211

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CHEM 331 - 51 Chem. Thermo./React./Lab M - W - - - - 1335 - 1635 OWS 469

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1635

Location:

OWS 469

Course Registration Number:

40043 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Lisa E. Prevette

Physical chemical introduction to the fundamentals of kinetic-molecular theory, statistical thermodynamics, classical thermodynamics, and chemical reaction dynamics. Emphasis on the in-depth study of chemical reaction equilibria, phase equilibria, and chemical reaction kinetics in gaseous, liquid and solid systems. Laboratory work involves modern computational methods in physical chemistry, as well as physicochemical measurements related to thermodynamics and reaction dynamics. Lecture plus six laboratory hours per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 202, MATH 114 and PHYS 111 or 211

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CHEM 481 - D01 Student Seminar - - - - F - - 1215 - 1320 OWS 257

Days of Week:

- - - - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OWS 257

Course Registration Number:

40049 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Lisa E. Prevette

This sequence of courses begins in the fall semester of the junior year and progresses for a total of four semesters. The first (CHEM 481) and last (CHEM 484) courses are each one credit and are graded on the usual letter grade scale. The interior two courses (CHEM 482, 483) are zero credit and are graded on a pass-fail basis (S/R). Seminars are presented by guest speakers, St. Thomas faculty, and St. Thomas students throughout all four courses. In CHEM 481, juniors are introduced to the chemical literature, literature search techniques including use of computer databases, and write a short paper based on literature research. In CHEM 483 seniors meet in small groups with faculty and discuss articles from the current literature. In CHEM 484, seniors research a topic from the chemical literature and present it in both written and oral formats. Information about career opportunities for students holding a chemistry degree is presented throughout the seminar sequence. Required of all chemistry majors. Offered fall semester.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
CHEM 483 - 01 Student Seminar - - - - F - - 1215 - 1320 OWS 257

Days of Week:

- - - - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OWS 257

Course Registration Number:

40050 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Lisa E. Prevette

This sequence of courses begins in the fall semester of the junior year and progresses for a total of four semesters. The first (CHEM 481) and last (CHEM 484) courses are each one credit and are graded on the usual letter grade scale. The interior two courses (CHEM 482, 483) are zero credit and are graded on a pass-fail basis (S/R). Seminars are presented by guest speakers, St. Thomas faculty, and St. Thomas students throughout all four courses. In CHEM 481, juniors are introduced to the chemical literature, literature search techniques including use of computer databases, and write a short paper based on literature research. In CHEM 483 seniors meet in small groups with faculty and discuss articles from the current literature. In CHEM 484, seniors research a topic from the chemical literature and present it in both written and oral formats. Information about career opportunities for students holding a chemistry degree is presented throughout the seminar sequence. Required of all chemistry majors. Offered fall semester.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location