Kimberly M. Specht
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Denison University
Granville, OH 43023

Office: 204B Ebaugh
Phone: (740) 587-5695

My research interests lie at the interface of chemistry and biology. I am interested in using chemistry as a tool to probe biological function. Currently, we have two on-going projects. One looks at the role of a set of penicillin-binding proteins that we have identified in the bacterial species Burkholderia cenocepacia. A second project, done in collaboration with Michelle Boucher at Utica College, is focused on making a model-system for biological studies that presents sugars on the uniform surface of a silicate sheet polymer.
Students in my lab have the opportunity to learn the tools of biochemistry, molecular biology and organic synthesis. Students have presented their work at local, regional and national conferences.
The Specht Group 2009-2010 Julia Malik, Kevin Rodda, Ben Sunkel
The Specht Group 2008-2009 Dana Meyer, Kyle Sheetz
The Specht Group 2007 Kim Specht, Lauren O'Connor, Courtney Alexander
The Specht Group 2006 David Hickey, Kim Specht, Lilian "Tawsy" Lamech, Hilary Stevenson
The Specht Group 2005 Kim Specht, Hilary Stevenson, Dawn Walker, Kate Cobb