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Group : (group alums)
Claire Ouimet - micelles (B.S. 2014)
Kendall Sandy - micelles (B.S. 2013)
Riju Gupta (Chem '14) - sampling
Melissa Palmer (B.S. Chem '13) -sampling
Broc Wenrich (M.S. '14) - proteins and 'omics

Summer '07 Pic , Summer '06 Pic

Recent Publications:

Tinoco, Sauer, Wang, Puglisi, Harbison, Rovnyak, Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications in the Life Sciences. 5'th Edition, (2013) Pearson. On Amazon.

Sivakumar Paramasivam, Suiter, C.L., Hou, G., Sun, S., Palmer, M., Hoch, J. C., Rovnyak, D. and Tatyana Polenova,” Enhanced Sensitivity by Nonuniform Sampling Enables Multidimensional MAS NMR Spectroscopy of Protein Assemblies“ J. Phys. Chem. B 116(25): 7416-7427 (2012). Abstract.

Rovnyak, D., Sarcone, M.S., Jiang, Z.,"Sensitivity Enhancement for Maximally Resolved Two-Dimensional NMR Spectra by Nonuniform Sampling" Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 49(8), 483-491 (2011). Online

Kennedy, P.E, Francis, N., Rovnyak, D., Kastner, M.E., "Redetermination of cis-diaquadiglycolatozinc(II)", Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online E64, 1635 (2008). Online

D. Rovnyak, Kennedy, P.E, "Application of shaped adiabatic pulses to MQMAS spectrsoscopy of Spin 3/2 nuclei", Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 196, 191-199 (2009). DOI

Christine M. Hebling, Laura E. Thompson, Kyle W. Eckenroad, Gregory A. Manley, Roderick A. Fry, Karl T. Mueller, Timothy G. Strein, David Rovnyak, "Sodium Cholate Aggregation and Chiral Recognition of the Probe Molecule (R,S) 1,1’-binaphthyl-2,2’ diylhydrogenphosphate (BNDHP) Observed by 1H and 31P NMR Spectroscopy", Langmuir, 24, 13866-13874 (2008). Abstract

D. Rovnyak,"Tutorial on analytic theory for cross polarization in solid state NMR", Concepts Magn. Reson. Part A, 32, 254-276 (2008).

D. Rovnyak, R. Stockland Jr., Eds,"Modern NMR Spectroscopy in Education", American Chemical Society Symposium Seres No. 969, Oxford University Press (2007). (on Amazon)

(Full publications list)

Group Alumni:

   Melissa Palmer (B.S. '13, Engineer with  Picarro, San Francisco)
  Kendall Sandy (B.S. '13, Univ. Arizona)
  Adam Meier (B/S/ '13 w/ Strein lab, Univ. Arizona)

  Paris Barkan (Neuro '12, premed)
  Brandy Taylor (M.S. Chem '12, TBA)
  Broc Wenrich

  Thomas Mann (CHM '11, Stanford)


  Mark Sarcone (Bio '10)
  Lauren Manning (Bioch '10, Univ. Penn.)

  Will Tsai (CHM '09)
  Ze Jiang (CHM/MATH '09)
  Alyson Cobb (CHM '09)

  Paul Kennedy(M.S. '10, Penn State)
  Greg Manley (CHM '08, Yale Ph.D.)
  Jayne Kubat (CHM '08, Cornell DVM)
  Meghan Monaghan (CHM '08, Washington & Lee Law School)

  Kyle Eckenroad (M.S. CHEM '07, Merck)
  Katie Selzler (BIO '07, Rochester Neuroscience Ph.D.)

  Lindsay Morris (CHM '06, ???)
  Laura Thompson (CHM '06, Ph.D. Univ. of Maryland)
  Matt Mosellen (CHM '06, George Mason Law)
  Michael Heinrich (CHM '06, Univ. Penn.)
  Brian Wilson (M.S. '06, Notre Dame)
  Jeff Stoltzfus (EE '06, ???)

  Jamie Brown (BIO '04, ???)

  • More Good NMR Links

    Rovnyak Lab
    Department of Chemistry
    Bucknell University

    What is NMR? We thought you would never ask..Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a technique for determining the shapes and structures of molecules and their interactions. NMR succeeds in discovering the structural characteristics of molecules by observing weak signals from nuclei containing a magnetic property termed ‘spin’. NMR manipulates the magnetic moments of the nuclei to reveal connections between atoms to establish structure and much more.

    ENC 2013 Pictures!


    Group: Riju Gupta, Claire Ouimet*, Adam Meier*, Broc Wenrich, David Rovnyak
    (*with Strein lab)

    We are a biophysical research group specializing in the application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to biological problems. We are active in the following areas:

    1. We perform fundamental studies with solid state zinc NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography in collaboration with the Kastner lab. Zinc-67 is one of the most difficult of all NMR nuclei to study! See also (4).


    2. We collaborate with the Strein lab to understand the chirally selective solvation of binaphthyl compounds by bile salt micelles. This project includes fundamental studies to gain deeper insight into micelle formation by bile salts.


    3. We develop and disseminate laboratory and course experiences that effectively introduce undergraduate students to NMR. See our NMR Education Link for more info and dowloads.


    4. We are investigating the use of alternative data sampling and processing to accelerate and enhance the acquisition of multi-dimensional NMR data.