Christine A. Saber

  • Assistant Professor
    Chemistry Department

I am currently in my fourth year at Gannon University.  I have been formally teaching for the last 9 years and absolutely LOVE it!  I'm thrilled to belong to Gannon University family and to work as a tenure track faculty member.  I am also excited to have the opportunity to officially begin formulating my research group and further establish myself as a scientist.

Personally - I'm a family girl!  I'm still a newly-wed (summer of 2014) and I love spending all my free time with my hubby (Patrick), family and friends.  I'm originally from Pittsburgh but I grew up coming to Lake Erie every summer which is where I met Patrick.  So more often than not, you'll find me hanging out with our families at the Lake - waterskiing, waverunning, boating, swimming and just plain hanging out on the beach (pre-winter that is).

 

Courses Taught

COURSES TAUGHT AT GANNON UNIVERSITY

  • CHEM 103 - The Science of Life
  • CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I 
  • CHEM 222 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHEM 224 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 225 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CHEM 323 - Organic Chemistry III
  • CHEM 324 - Organic Chemistry III Laboratory

 

COURSES TAUGHT AT WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY

  • Chemistry 111L – General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Chemistry 155B – The Science of Cooking
  • Chemistry 241 – Organic Chemistry I (Part-time Lecturer)
  • Chemistry 241L – Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Chemistry 242L – Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Chemistry 243 – Organic Spectroscopic Methods Course & Laboratory

Educational History

  • PhD, Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), 2012

              Thesis Topic: Artificial Receptors for Biomembrane Assays

              Advisor: Vladimir Sidorov

  • BS, Chemistry, Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, WV), 2003

             Advisor: Norman Duffy

Professional Experience

  • 2014-Present  Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Gannon University
  • 2008-2014  Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Washington & Lee University
  • Summer 2008  Adjunct Instructor for Organic Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2005-2007   Graduate Teaching Assistant (Organic Chemistry), Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2004-2005   Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2003-2004   Graduate Teaching Assistant (Organic Chemistry), Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2002-2003   Undergraduate Research, Wheeling Jesuit University
  • 2001-2003   Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Organic Chemistry)
  • 2002   NSF REU organic chemistry summer internship under Dr. Suzanne Ruder, Virginia Commonwealth University

Professional Societies

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Publications

PUBLICATIONS:
  • Melvin, A.C., Krise, K.M., Saber, C.A. “Determination of Microcystin-LR in Municipal Water Using HPLC-UV/Vis.”  Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2017: 237-241 (2017).
  • Alty, L.T.; France, M.B.; Alty, I.G.; Saber, C.A.; Smith, D.M. "Synthesis of 1,1-Diphenylethylene (DPE): The Marriage of a Grignard Reaction and a Column Chromatography Experiment" J. Chem. Educ. 2016, 93, 206-209.
  • Wehunt, M.P.; Winschel (Saber), C.A.; Khan, A.K.; Guo, T.L.; Abdrakhmanova, G.R.; Sidorov, V. “Controlled Drug Release System Based on pH-Sensitive Chloride-Triggerable Liposomes.” J Liposome Res. 2013, 23(1), 37-46.
  • Winschel (Saber), C.A.. Accurate Methodology for Monitoring Biomembrane Events Dissertation, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012, 195 pages.
  • Winschel (Saber), C.A.; Kaushik, V.; Abdrakhmanova, G.; Aris, S.M.; Sidorov, V. “New Noninvasive Methodology for Real-time Monitoring of Lipid Flip.” Bioconjugate Chem. 2007, 18, 1507-1515.
  • Winschel (Saber), C.A.; Kalidinidi, A.; Zgani, I.; Magruder, J.L.; Sidorov, V. “Receptor for Anionic Pyrene Derivatives Provides the Basis for New Biomembrane Assays.”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 14704-14713.

 

POSTERS/PRESENTATIONS:

  • Melvin, A.C., Krise, K.M., Saber, C.A. “Determination of Microcystin-LR in Municipal Water Using HPLC-UV/Vis.”  Oral presentation at the 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Memphis, April 6th-8th, 2017.
  • Winschel, C.A.; Sidorov, V. “Accurate Methodology for Monitoring Real-Time Lipid Flip Events.” Poster presentation given at 9th International Conference on Calixarene Chemistry, University of Maryland, August 6th– 9th, 2007.
  • Winschel, C.A.; Sidorov, V. “Active Transport System Using Calix[4]arene Derivatives”.  Poster presentation given at 230th National Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 28th – September 2nd, 2005.
  • Winschel, C.; Duffy, N. “Anomalous proton NMR of nickel(II) dithiocarbamate complexes in solution”.  Poster presentation given at 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 23-27th, 2003.

Service

  • Currently serving as one of three national mentors for the American Chemical Society's (ACS) high school chemistry olympiad:

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Gannon University Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

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