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Laura Lowe Furge, Ph.D.

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Professor of Chemistry
Kalamazoo College
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006 USA

Phone: 269-337-7020
Fax: 269-337-7251
email: lfurge@kzoo.edu

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Education

University of Haute Bretagne, Rennes, France (1991-1992)
B. A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio (Biochemistry) 1993
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (Biochemistry) 1998

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Teaching Experience

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI. Courses Taught: Biochemistry, Advanced Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and General Chemistry all with associated labs and Toxicology & Carcinogenesis and a First Year Seminar: One in Three - Cancer Origins, Stories, and Legacy. (9/1999 - present)
  • Tutor, First-year Medical Students, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN (8/1998 - 12/1998)
  • Lecturer, Biochemical Toxicology and Carcinogenesis graduate course, "Metal Toxicity," Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (10/1998)
  • Vanderbilt AIDS Education Outreach Project (1/1998 - 3/1998); Vanderbilt graduate, medical and nursing students provided AIDS education in team taught sessions for junior high and high school students at area schools
  • Adjunct Instructor, Department of Biology, Belmont University, Nashville, TN (8/1997 - 12/1997); responsibilities included designing and teaching a 2 hour, upper-level, Immunology course, preparing problem sets, quizzes and exams for the course, and providing advice for student research projects
  • Laboratory Teacher Assistant, Quantitative Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (2/1993 - 5/1993)
  • Laboratory Teacher Assistant, General Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (8/1992 - 12/1992)
  • Tutor, Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (8/1991 - 5/1993)

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Research and Professional Experience

  • 2013 - present  Roger F. and Harriet G. Varney Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI.
  • 2012 - 2013  Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI.
  • 2005 - 2012 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI.
  • 2007 - 2008 Visiting Scientist, Laboratory of Cancer Genetics, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • 2002 - 2004 Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Endowed Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI.
  • 1999 - 2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI. Research Interest: Mechanism-based inhibition of cytochrome P450 enzymes. Teaching: Biochemistry, Advanced Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and General Chemistry.
  • 1998 - 1999 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, under advisement of Nobel laureate and Distinguished Prof. Stanley Cohen. Identifying and characterizing tyrosine phosphorylated proteins from mammalian tissue.
  • 1998 American Association for Cancer Research, Molecular Biology and Pathology of Neoplasia, Edward A. Smuckler Memorial Workshop, Keystone, CO. Learned cancer histology and pathology during weeklong intensive laboratory course.
  • 1998 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, under advisement of Prof. F. Peter Guengerich. Examined stopped-flow fluorescence quenching approaches and kinetic modeling for the study of DNA polymerase fidelity.
  • 1993 to 1998 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, under advisement of Prof. F. Peter Guengerich. Thesis Title: Mechanisms of DNA polymerase fidelity during replication at 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine.
  • 1992 National Science Foundation Summer Research Scholar, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, under the advisement of Prof. Wesley E. Stites.
  • 1991 PEW Charitable Trusts/Carolinas-Ohio Science Education Network Summer Research Scholar, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Denison University, Granville, OH, under the advisement of Prof. Michael Fuson.
  • 1990 PEW Charitable Trusts/Carolinas-Ohio Science Education Network Research Experience in Science and Mathematics, Duke University, Durham, NC.