Jack S. Summers

Western Carolina University, USA


Jack S. Summers has interests including structure and activity in models of biological oxidative stress. He received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, (1989) from the Georgia Institute of Technology, with Professor Kent Barefield. Before joining the WCU, he engaged in postdoctoral and industrial research. As a Senior Scientist at Message Pharmaceuticals, Inc., he studied the biophysical chemistry of RNA/ligand interactions. He has consulted biotechnology companies and has engaged in postdoctoral research at Duke University (Durham, NC), NC State University (Raleigh, NC), and West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV). He has been serving as an Assistant Professor at Western Carolina University (biophysical chemistry related to oxidative stress, superoxide dismutase inhibition, NMR spectroscopy of low-molecular-weight biomolecules, metal binding and redox activities of modified biomolecules); Senior Scientist at Message Pharmaceuticals (Malvern, PA, biophysical chemistry of drug lead/protein/RNA interactions, determined lead targets and mechanisms of action); dynamic NMR methods for studying metalloproteins, with Alvin L. Crumbliss, Duke University, Durham, NC (1999–2001); chemistry of boranophosphate diesters and linkage modified DNA, with Barbara Ramsay-Shaw, Duke University, Durham, NC; chemistry of acidic species in ambient temperature ionic liquids, with Robert Osteryoung, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of porphyrin and hydroporphyrin complexes of Ni, Zn, Co, and Pd, with Professor Alan Stolzenberg, West Virginia University.

Biography Updated on 12 July 2012

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