Chemistry Lab Coordinator/Instructor
Chemistry / Academic
- IDEA Center 323
B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University
M.S., Oklahoma State University
As a former student researcher, I understand the difference experiential learning can make for our students. My past research experiences have crossed over into many different major fields of study, which has strengthened my belief in the importance of open collaboration in the sciences. I was attracted to the Chemistry Department at Austin College due to the importance placed on building a firm foundation in the sciences and working together across normally unrelated departments to demonstrate that often the best answers come from thinking outside of the traditional boundaries of a major field of study.
- Chem 111L – General Chemistry I Lab
- Chem112L – General Chemistry II Lab
- Chem 221L – Organic Chemistry I Lab
- Chem 222L – Organic Chemistry II Lab
- Chem 464 – Teaching/Learning Participation
Currently my focus is on improving our chemical education program’s foundation laboratory courses and incorporating experiential learning into the curriculum.
Although my graduate work was in synthetic organic chemistry, my most recent research projects have combined toxicology, molecular biology, and analytical chemistry in order to study complex interactions between aquatic species and our environment. During my graduate program I worked on the novel synthesis of a nucleic acid analogue to better understand the role of G-quadroplex formation (guanine quartet structures) found in certain regions of DNA. As an undergraduate I participated in organic research focused on the synthesis of small peptides designed for enzyme inhibition, as well as environmental studies on night flying insects available to local bat populations and the collection and identification of plant species found at a local historical site.
Zamor, R.M.; Glenn, K.L.; Hambright, K.D.. 2012. Incorporating molecular tools into routine HAB monitoring programs: Using qPCR to track invasive Prymnesium. Harmful Algae 15, 1-7.
Hambright, K.D., R.M. Zamor, J.D. Easton, K.G. Looper, E.J. Remmel, & A.C. Easton. 2010. Dynamics of an invasive toxigenic protist in a subtropical reservoir. Harmful Algae doi:10.1016/j.hal.2010.04.006.
Henrikson, J.C., M.S. Gharfeh, A.C. Easton, J.D. Easton, K.L. Glenn, S.L. Mooberry, K.D. Hambright, R.H. Cichewicz. 2010. Reassessing the ichthyotoxin profile of cultured Prymnesium parvum (Golden Algae) and comparing it to samples collected from recent freshwater bloom and fish kill events in North America. Toxicon 55:1396-1404.
Hambright, K.D., Zamor, R.M., Easton, J.D., Glenn, K.L., Remmel, E.J., Easton, A.C., 2010. Temporal and spatial variability of an invasive toxigenic protistina North American subtropical reservoir. Harmful Algae 9, 568–577.
Weider, L.J., P.D. Jeyasingh, and K.G. Looper. 2008. Stoichiometric differences in food quality: impacts on genetic diversity and coexistence of aquatic herbivores in a Daphnia hybrid complex. Oecologia 158:47-55.
Kyle, M. K. Acharya, L.J. Weider, K. Looper, and J. J. Elser. 2006. Coupling of growth rate and body stoichiometry in Daphnia: a role for maintenance processes? Freshwater Biology 51: 2087–2095.
Weider, L. J., W. Makino, K. Acharya, K. L. Glenn, M. Kyle, J. Urabe, and J. J. Elser. 2005. Genotype x environment interactions, stoichiometric food quality effects, and clonal coexistence in Daphnia pulex. Oecologia 143 :537-547.
Weider, L.J., K.L. Glenn, M. Kyle, and J.J. Elser. 2004. Associations among ribosomal (r)DNA intergenic spacer length, growth rate, and C:N:P stoichiometry in the genus Daphnia . Limnol. Oceanogr. 49 :656-665.