Chemistry

 

Dr. MAI-LEI CHEN, Ph.d

Instructor
1 University Circle
519B Currens Hall
Macomb, IL 61455
Work: 309/298-2578
Fax: 309/298-2180

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Additional Information

Education


Ph.D in physiology and pharmacology, University of Southampton, UK
M.Sc. in Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmacology, Medical College, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
B.Sc. in pharmacy from the Pharmacy School, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

 Syllabi Fall 2013

Office Hours

Mon. 1:00 - 3:00 pm; Tue. and Thurs 3:30 - 4:30 pm, or by appointment

Teaching Areas

Chem 101 General chemistry
Chem 102 Organic chemistry
Chem 263 Introduction pharmacology
Chem 264 Pharmacy methods
Chem 463 Advanced pharmacology

Research Interests

For my Ph.D., I synthesized peptides and studied their mechanisms of action
on the neurons of snails, Helix Asperse, by using electrophysiological methods.
After I got my Ph.D. degree, I went to the University of Iowa to work as a postdoctoral research
Associate. My postdoctoral research focused on studying potassium channel interaction in fruit
flies, Drosophila melanogaster, by using molecular biological and electrophysiological approaches.
I enjoy teaching very much; it is nice to see my students learn something from my classes.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, photography, origami and Chinese dance.