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Ria J. Betush

  • Assistant Professor
    Chemistry Department

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 105: Physiological Chemistry
  • CHEM 112: General Chemistry 1 lab
  • CHEM 114: General Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry 1 lab
  • CHEM 224: Organic Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 225: Organic Chemistry 2 lab

Educational History

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Rochester, October 2014
  • Masters in Chemistry, University of Rochester, May 2010
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Grove City College, May 2008

Professional Societies

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


  • Betush R.J., Urban J.M., Nilsson B.L. "Balancing hydrophobicity and sequence pattern to influence self-assembly of amphipathic peptides." Peptide Science. 2018,110 (1), e23099.
  • Welch, J.J., Swanekamp, R.J., King, C., Dean, D. A., Nilsson, B.L. “Functional Delivery of siRNA by Disulfide-Constrained Cyclic Amphipathic Peptides.” ACS Med. Chem. Lit.. 2016, 7 (6), 584–589. DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.6b00031
  • Swanekamp, R.J.; Welch, J.J.; Nilsson, B.L. “Proteolytic Stability of Amphipathic  Peptide Hydrogels Composed of Self-Assembled Pleated β-Sheet or  Coassembled Rippled β-Sheet Fibrils” Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 10133-10136. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04644G
  • Swanekamp, R. J.; DiMaio, J. T. M.; Bowerman, C. J.; Nilsson, B.  L. "Coassembly of Enantiomeric Amphipathic Peptides into Amyloid-Inspired  Rippled β-Sheet Fibrils," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5556-5559.  DOI: 10.1021/ja301642c


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