St. Bonaventure University

Faculty


Gast, Kellie

kellie-gast

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Chemistry
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Arts and Sciences

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Assistant Professor
CONTACT
Office phone: (716) 375-2156
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OFFICE
De La Roche 312 F
COURSES TAUGHT
  • CHEM 101. General Chemistry I
  • CHML 101. General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHEM 102. General Chemistry II
  • CHML 102. General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CHEM 301. Organic Chemistry I
  • CHML 301. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHEM 302. Organic Chemistry II
  • CHML 302. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CHEM 427. Seminar in Chemistry
     
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, State University of New York, University at Buffalo, 2017
  • M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry, State University of New York, University at Buffalo, 2016
  • B.A. in Chemistry, Elmira College, 2012
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Assistant Professor, St. Bonaventure University, fall 2019 to present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Bonaventure University, fall 2017 to spring 2019
  • Laboratory Instructor, SUNY Buffalo State, spring 2017
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Hilbert College, fall 2016 to spring 2017
  • Adjunct Lecturer, St. Bonaventure University, fall 2015
  • Teaching/Research Assistant, SUNY, University at Buffalo, fall 2012 to spring 2017
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Publications:
  • Lutkus, Luke V.; Irving, Haley E.; Davies, Kellie S.; Hill, Jacqueline E.; Lohman, James E.; Eskew, Mathew W.; Detty, Michael R.; McCormick, Theresa M. “Photocatalytic Aerobic Thiol Oxidation with a Self-Sensitized Tellurorhodamine Chromophore.” Organometallics. 2017, 36 (14), 2588-2596.
  • Zachariah A. McIver, Jason M. Grayson, Benjamin N. Coe, Jacqueline E. Hill, Gregory A. Schamerhorn, Tymish Y. Ohulchanskyy, Michelle K. Linder, Kellie S. Davies, Roy S. Weiner, and Michael R. Detty. “Targeting T Cell Bioenergetics by Modulating P-Glycoprotein Selectively Depletes Alloreactive T Cells to Prevent Graft-versus-Host Disease.” Journal of Immunology. 2016, 197 (5), 1631-1641.
  • Zachariah A. McIver, Mark W. Kryman, Young Choi, Benjamin N. Coe, Gregory A. Schamerhorn, Michelle K. Linder, Kellie S. Davies, Jacqueline E. Hill, Geri A. Sawada, Jason M. Grayson, and Michael R. Detty. “Selective Photodepletion of Malignant T Cells in Extracorporeal Photopheresis with Selenorhodamine Photosensitizers.” Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. 2016, 24 (17), 3918-3931.
  • Kellie S. Davies, Michelle K. Linder, Mark W. Kryman, and Michael R. Detty. “Extended Rhodamine Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer Cells.” Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. 2016, 24 (17), 3908-3917.
  • Mark W. Kryman, Kellie S. Davies, Michelle K. Linder, Tymish Y. Ohulchanskyy, and Michael R. Detty. “Selenorhodamine Photosensitizers with the Texas-red Core for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer Cells.” Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. 2015, 23 (15), 4501-4507.
  • Jacqueline E. Hill, Michelle K. Linder, Kellie S. Davies, Geri A. Sawada, Janet Morgan, Tymish Y. Ohulchanskyy, and Michael R. Detty. “Selenorhodamine Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy of P-Glycoprotein-Expressing Cancer Cells.” Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 2014, 57 (20), 8622-8634.
  • Mark W. Kryman, Gregory A. Schamerhorn, Jacqueline E. Hill, Brandon D. Calitree, Kellie S. Davies, Michelle K. Linder, Tymish Y. Ohulchanskyy, and Michael R. Detty. “Synthesis and Properties of Heavy Chalcogen Analogues of the Texas Reds and Related Rhodamines” Organometallics.  2014, 33 (10), 2628-2640.
Awards/Honors:
  • SUNY, University at Buffalo, Department of Chemistry Mattern Tyler Teaching Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Liberal Arts Honor Society
  • Elmira College, Freshman Chemistry Award
     
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
  • Photosensitizers for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
  • Introduction of medicinal chemistry based activities into the classroom
     
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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