Christopher S. Mullins
Research Interests: Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
Dr. Mullins completed his B.S. in Chemistry at Indiana State University in 2000 and conducted research with Prof. Richard Kjonaas to quantify the volatile and semivolatile components of the American Sweet Cicely plant (Osmorhiza longistylis and Osmorhiza clatoni). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Louisville in 2006, after working in the group of Prof. Craig A. Grapperhaus on projects examining nickel and zinc thiolate model complexes of various metalloenzymes. Upon completion of his graduate studies, Dr. Mullins spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan in the laboratory of Prof. Vincent Pecoraro, where he studied various manganese complexes as models for the oxygen-evolving complex of Photosystem II and the manganese superoxide dismutase enzyme.
In 2008, Dr. Mullins joined the faculty of Campbellsville University.
Dr. Mullins' current research involves synthesis, characterization, and computational modeling of small molecule coordination complexes. Most of the recent work has been with nickel complexes as models for enzymes such as Glyoxalase II, however, other first-row transition metal ions are of interest.
Dr. Mullins has also become involved in chemical education research and has presented at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (2012) and the national ACS meeting in the Chemical Education Division (fall 2013).
|| Indiana State University
|| University of Louisville
|| University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
|| Postdoctoral Fellow