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Robert Dixon

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
College of Arts and Sciences
SLW 3235 (Office) 
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1652.
Tel: (618) 650-3576 (Office) | (618) 650-3569 (Lab) 
Fax: (618) 650-3556

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  • NIH Post-Doc Northwestern University

  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

  • B.S. Edinboro State College (Edinboro University)

Research Interest:

My research interests lie at the interface of chemistry and biology. I seek insight into biological processes and macromolecular structure by employing probes at the molecular level. My modus operandi consists primarily of using the tools of chemistry to understand biochemical processes.

Teaching Interest:

Graduate and Undergraduate Biochemistry courses

  • Chem 451a-Fall and Summer semesters

  • Chem 451b-Spring semester

  • Chem 459-Spring semester

  • Chem 551-Spring semester

  • Chem 559-Spring semester

  • Chem 111 Freshman Seminar-Fall semester

Publications Include:

  • "Synthesis of 1,9-Diamidiniumacridine as a Potential Receptor for Phosphate Ester Recognition" Robert P. Dixon, Jeffery S. Snyder, Lori Bradley, Jamie Linnenbrink. Organic Preparations and Procedures International, 2000, 32, 6.

  • "Mechanism of Inactivation of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase by Nw-Ally-L-Arginine" Henery Q. Zhang, Robert P. Dixon, Micheal A. Marletta, Dejan Nikolic, Richard Van Breemen, Richard B. Silverman. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 10888-10902.

  • "Acceleration of a Phosphate Diester Transesterification Reaction by Bis(alkylguanidinium) Receptors Containing an Appended General Base" Vrej Jubian, Andrea Veronese, Robert P. Dixon, Andrew D. Hamilton. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1995, 34, 1237-1239

  • "Enhanced Extraction of Phenobarbital from Serum with a Designed Artificial Receptor" Jane N. Valenta, Robert P. Dixon, Andrew D. Hamilton, Stephen G. Weber. Anal. Chem., 1994, 66, 2397.

  • "Molecular Recognition and Cleavage of Phosphodiesters by a Simple Family of Guanidinium and 2-Aminoimidazoline Receptors" Robert P. Dixon, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 1993.

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