Billy Samulak

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Biology & Chemistry School of Health and Natural Sciences
Billy Samulak
978.665.3625 Office: Antonucci Science Complex 333
Office Hours
Spring 2021

SABBATICAL

Courses Taught

Chemistry for Health Sciences (CHEM 1200)
General Chemistry (CHEM 1300)
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 2000)
Biochemistry I (BIOL 3030/CHEM 3030)

Background

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan (Chemistry)
  • M.S., University of Michigan (Educational Studies)
  • M.S., University of Michigan (Chemistry)
  • B.S., University of Michigan Flint (Chemistry)

My research interests span multiple disciplines and include ribosome assembly, mass spectrometry, chemical crosslinkers, and science education.

Multiple proteins can be deleted from the bacterial ribosome and yet the complex is still functional. Therefore, one question to be asked is what minimal structure is needed for ribosomal function.

Chemical crosslinkers are becoming more commonly used in analyzing protein structure. I am interested in synthesizing new crosslinkers with atypical reactivities and functionalities.

Lastly, I believe that research experiences should be accessible to all students and the way to do that is by bringing research projects into the classroom. I am developing research projects for students to do in the classes I am currently teaching.