Linda B. McGown
Linda B. McGown received her B.S. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1975 and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington in 1979, both degrees in chemistry. She served as a predoctoral Lecturer at Texas A&M University (1978-79) and then as an Assistant Professor of chemistry at California State University, Long Beach (1979–1982). In 1982, she joined the Department of Chemistry at Oklahoma State University and was promoted to the position of an Associate Professor with tenure in 1985. Since 1987, she has been working the Duke University until moving to RPI in 2004. Dr. McGown has been a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 2001 and has served on numerous editorial boards including Chemical and Engineering News, Analytical Chemistry, and Applied Spectroscopy. Moreover, she received the New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award in 1994. Her research interests include chemical and biological separations, molecular self-assembly, G-quadruplex DNA, proteomics, aptamers, and nanostructured materials. Currently, she is the William Weightman Walker Professor and the Head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Biography Updated on 14 August 2008