Experts Guide — Computers & Computing

Undergraduate instruction in biochemistry and biomolecular biology — Web as a tool in undergraduate science — Research on vitamin A metabolism
Stephanie Dew

Professor of Biology and
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

B.A., Centre College; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Long-term research on the proteins and enzymes required for the transport and metabolism of vitamin A, especially in freshwater fish. Role of vitamin A in development. Collaborative research with students — two John C. Young Scholars in four years.



Organic chemistry — Chemical education — Computational chemistry — Structure-based drug discovery
Jennifer Muzyka

Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of Dallas; Ph.D., University of Texas

An organic chemist working on a collaborative interdisciplinary team to discover inhibitors of MurA, a bacterial enzyme important in the synthesis of cell walls. Committed to working with students in collaborative research. Develops web-based applications to help students learn organic chemistry.



Systems analysis — Programming language — Women and computing — Applied mathematics — Design of algorithms
Christine Shannon

Haggin Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Marygrove College; M.S., Ph.D. (mathematics), Purdue University;
M.S. (computer science), University of Kentucky

A classically trained mathematician who returned to graduate school for advanced study in computer science. Teaching and research interests in systems analysis and operations research, as well as functional analysis, applied mathematics, and the design of algorithms. Regularly collaborates with students in research, including recent project investigating data trees. Articles in academic journals including the Pacific Journal of Mathematics and the Houston Journal of Mathematics.