Pamela G. Artz, Ph.D. '87, Chair

Pamela G. Artz, Ph.D. '87, Chair

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department Chair
partz@albright.edu
Science Building
610-921-7741

B.S.: Albright College
Ph.D.: University of Pennsylvania


Areas of Expertise

Biological Chemistry

Instrumental Analysis

Areas of Research

  • protein/ligand and protein/DNA interactions studied by instrumental
    methods
  • experiment development/chemistry education

Courses Taught

  • CHE105: General Analytical Chemistry I and lab
  • CHE106: General Analytical Chemistry II and lab
  • CHE208: Organic Chemistry II lab
  • CHE323: Instrumental Analysis and lab
  • CHE325: Biochemistry I and lab
  • CHE326: Biochemistry II and lab
  • CHE412: Advanced Topics in Chemistry
  • CHE470: Advanced Topics in Chemistry Education

Scholarship

Presentations:

  • Lee, S., Artz, P. “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Protein-Ligand Interaction Models” Poster Presentation: HECBC Research and Creativity Conference, April 7, 2018, Kutztown University. Poster Presentation: LVACS, April 17, 2018.
  • Slaughterbeck, B., Artz, P. “Analysis of parabens in over-the-counter cosmetics by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and their binding affinity to bovine serum albumin by fluorescence spectroscopy” Poster Presentation: HECBC Research and Creativity Conference, April 7, 2018, Kutztown University. Poster Presentation: LVACS, April 17, 2018.
  • Mastria, Trevor, Stalnecker, C., Artz, P. “Investigation of Drug Delivery Options for Putative Glutaminase Inhibitors Implicated as Cancer Therapeutics” Poster Presentation: MARM-ACS 2017, June 5, 2017, Hershey, PA.
  • Eberly, T., Stalnecker, C., Artz, P. “Fluorescence studies of putative inhibitor binding interactions with liver glutaminase (LGA) for specific metabolic control of cancer proliferation” Poster Presentation: HECBC Research and Creativity Conference, April 22, 2017, Penn State Berks.
  • Diouf, A.O., Artz, P. “Ligand Binding in Proteins Investigated by Fluorine Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Methods: A Model System for Use in the Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory” Poster Presentation: HECBC Research and Creativity Conference, April 16, 2016, Alvernia University.
  • McCarrick, A.D., Artz, P. “Quantitative Determination of Caffeine, Aromatic Compounds and Pesticide Residues by HPLC and Solid Phase Extraction GC/MS for Organic, Farmer-Direct Coffee” Poster Presentation: HECBC Research and Creativity Conference, April 16, 2016, Alvernia University.
  • Fesmire, G., Artz, P. “Ligand Binding in Proteins Investigated by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Methods: An Initial Study with a Model System” Poster Presentation: HECBC Research and Creativity Conference, April 26, 2014, Penn State Berks.
  • Stalnecker, C., Wolbach, J., Artz, P., “Computational and experimental investigation of the formation of cyclodextrin ‘host-guest’ inclusion complexes,” Oral Presentation: Intercollegiate Student Chemists’ Convention, April 24, 2010, University of Delaware.
  • Verret, B., Stalnecker, C., Wolbach, J., Artz, P., “Computational and experimental investigation of the formation of cyclodextrin ‘host-guest’ inclusion complexes,” Poster Presentation: HECBC Research and Creativity Conference, April 17, 2010, Albright College.
  • Stalnecker, C., Wolbach, J., Artz, P., “Computational and experimental investigation of the formation of cyclodextrin ‘host-guest’ inclusion complexes,” Oral Presentation: National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 15-17, 2010, University of Montana.
  • Stalnecker, C., Wolbach, J., Artz, P., “Computational and experimental investigation of the formation of cyclodextrin ‘host-guest’ inclusion complexes,” Oral Presentation: Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting of the ACS, April 10, 2010, Wilmington, DE.
  • Stalnecker, C. A., Wolbach, J. P., Artz, P. G., “An investigative study of b and g-Cyclodextrin complexes using computational and spectroscopic methods”, Undergraduate Research at the Capitol – Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, October 20, 2009.
  • Reed. N., Rapp, R., Hamann, C., & Artz, P. Circular dichroism investigation of Dess-Martin periodinane oxidation in the organic chemistry laboratory. Poster presentation: ACS National Meeting, August 22-26, 2004, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Reed. N., Rapp, R., Hamann, C., & Artz, P. Circular dichroism investigation of Dess-Martin periodinane oxidation in the organic chemistry laboratory. Poster presentation: National Organic Symposium, June 8-12, 2003, Bloomington, IN.

Publications:

  • Reed. N.A., Rapp, R.D., Hamann, C.S., & Artz, P.G. (2005) Circular dichroism investigation of Dess-Martin periodinane oxidation in the organic chemistry laboratory. J. Chem. Educ. 82, 1053-1054
  • Artz, P.G., Valentine, K.G., Opella, S.J., & Lu, P. (1996) Lac repressor-operator interaction: N-terminal peptide backbone 1H and 15N chemical shifts upon complex formation with DNA. J. Mol. Recogn. 9, 13-22.
  • Artz, P.G., Valentine, K.G., Lu, P. & Opella, S.J. (1994). High Field NMR Techniques. Proceedings of 1994 Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center: Scientific Conference on Chemical Defense Research.
  • Rastinejad, F., Artz, P., & Lu, P. (1993). Origin of the asymmetrical contact between lac repressor and lac operator DNA. J. Mol. Biol. 233, 389-399.
  • Rastinejad, F., Artz, P. & Lu, P. (1993). One and two-dimensional 19F – NMR methods for proteins and nucleic acids. In Techniques in Protein Chemistry IV. Angeletti, R.H., ed. Academic Press, New York, 585-594.
  • Artz, P.G., Conti, A.V., Lu, P. and Opella, S.J. (1992). E. coli lac repressor N-terminal DNA binding fragments of increasing length for structure determination. Proceedings of 1992 Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center: Scientific Conference on Chemical Defense Research.
  • Schray, K.J., Artz, P.G. & Hevey, R.C. (1988). Determination of avidin and biotin by fluorescence polarization. Anal. Chem. 60, 853-855.

Professional Activities

  • ACS
  • AAAS
  • CUR
  • LVACS
  • reviewer for J. Chem. Educ
  • reviewer for Student Members of the ACS annual reports.

Awards and Grants

  • Interim ACRE research 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018;
  • Carpenter Technology Grant 2015 ($15K in two $7500 installments to support the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar Series);
  • George I. Alden Trust (1996 – $20k, 2010 – $75K);
  • Specter/Casey FY 2009 Congressionally-Directed Grant Award (PR/Award#P116Z090158, $95K);
  • NSF/DUE: CCLI-A&I (2002 – #0126715, $52K);
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Special Program in the Chemical Sciences (2001-$20K, 1999- $20K, 1997- $10K);
  • Albright College Summer Faculty Development Grant (1995-1997);
  • Albright College Collaborative Undergraduate Research Grant (1997,1998);
  • Albright College Faculty Development Grant (1998, 1999)