Esther J. Gibbs

Professor, Chemistry

Hoffberger Science Building 224


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1982

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Bioinorganic Chemistry, Metallo-Porphyrins, Supramolecular Assemblies (Nanostructures)

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Scott P. Sibley, Katrina Sosinsky, Lisa E. Gulian, Esther J. Gibbs, and Robert F. Pasternack, Probing the Mechanism of Insulin Aggregation with Added Metalloporphyrins in Biochemistry, 47 (9), 2858–2865, 2008.

Robert F. Pasternack , Esther J. Gibbs, Scott Sibley, Lauren Woodard , Peter Hutchinson, Joseph Genereux, and Kathleen Kristian, “ Formation Kinetics of Insulin-Based Amyloid Gels and the Effect of Added Metalloporphyrins,” Biophysical Journal, 90:1033-1042, 2006.

Scott P. Sibley, Esther J. Gibbs, and Pamela L. Crum, “A General Chemistry Experiment to Predict and Measure Functional-Group Stretching Frequencies,” The Chemical Educator, 7, pp 223-225, 2002.

Pasternack, R. F., Gibbs, E. J., Bruzewicz, D., Stewart, D., Engstrom, K. S., “Kinetics of Disassembly of a DNA-Bound Porphyrin Supramolecular Array,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124(14) 3533-3539, 2002.

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

First recipient of the Iota Sigma Pi (National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry)
Centennial Award for Excellence in Teaching Chemistry, 2003
Goucher College Award for Outstanding Research and Teaching, 1985 and 1993