My interests in teaching and research overlap heavily and span several areas that have attracted students preparing for graduate or medical schools, students who are themselves interested in become chemistry educators, and also students interested in environmental issues such as water quality surveillance.
Research overlaps in the Torelli Lab
There are three student-driven projects in the Torelli Lab. Project 1 involves characterizing select bacterial proteins using complementary methods in order to understand their function, including several recent target proteins from disease-causing pathogens. Project 2 centers on establishing new uses for novel technologies in chemistry education and has been funded by two grants from the National Science Foundation. Project 3 is focused on developing tools to improve reliable data collection for Citizen Scientists working on environmental surveillance initiatives.
Undergraduate student research opportunities
There are multiple student research opportunities in my lab. If you share some of the same interests, please reach out! I am happy to chat about opportunities in my lab that could fit your goals!
Latest publications from the Torelli Lab including several recent Ithaca College student co-authors!