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Department of Chemistry

Dr. Kevin Francis

Assistant Professor

Undergraduate: B.S. in Biology with Minor in Chemistry, (Honors: Distinction in Major; Summa Cum Laude) Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Graduate: PhD in Biochemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, Thesis Title: On the Biochemistry, Mechanism and Physiological Role of Fungal Nitronate Monooxygenase” Advisor: Prof. Giovanni Gadda

Current Research: Biochemical and mechanistic investigation of the flavin dependent enzyme tetracycline monooxygenase. The project involves the expression and purification of the enzyme and the application of a variety of kinetic tools to deduce its chemical mechanism. A long term goal of the research is the rational design of mechanism based inhibitors to combat antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria

Best Advice Ever Received: Don’t worry about what others think. Just do you best and whatever happens will happen.

Hobbies: Watching documentaries and live music

What influenced my to study chemistry: As an undergraduate I quickly came to realize that you will never understand biology without a knowledge of chemistry.

Contact Information

Nierman Hall 115
MSC 161 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-2923
fax: 361-593-3597

Dr. Kevin Francis