Michael D. Sevilla
Michael D. Sevilla obtained his B.S. degree in 1963 from San Jose State College in chemistry and his Ph.D. degree in 1967 from University of Washington in Physical Chemistry. After a postdoctoral appointment at University of Washington and two years with Atomics International, he joined the faculty of Oakland University in 1970 where he rose to a Professor in 1983 and Distinguished Professor in 2005. He was Acting Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, Oakland University, 1994–1996, and from 1997 to 2003, he was Chair of the Department of Chemistry. He chaired Gordon Research Conference on Radiation Chemistry in 1998. He was a member NIH Radiation Study Section, l995–1998, and has served on a variety of ad hoc study section sessions. He has been Associate Editor of Radiation Research, as well as, Vice President, 2004-2005, and President, 2005-2006, of the Radiation Research Society. His research interests have been in the area of free radicals in biomolecules especially DNA employing electron spin resonance and high energy radiation sources. His research has also focused on the use of theoretical chemistry to treat free radicals formed in biomolecules to understand their mechanisms of reaction. He has authored over 170 scientific papers including 14 reviews.
Biography Updated on 9 February 2008