Manchester University

Jeff Osborne
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry
College of Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences
Program Director of Medical Practicum
Office 260-982-5075  Fax 260-901-8240
313 Science Center
Manchester University
604 E. College Avenue
North Manchester, IN 46962


2016-2017   General Chemistry I and Lab, Biochemistry I and Lab, Medical Practicum, General Chemistry II Lab, Biochemistry II.
Previous  Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lab, Chemical Science, General Chemistry II, Environmental Chemistry (spring of even years), Organic Chemistry I and Lab, Physical Chemistry II and Lab, Biochemistry II Lab, Instrumental Analysis, Special Problems, Internship.

Lab   Novel biodegradation of pharmaceuticals and pollutants.
Computer-based  EAWAG Biocatalysis/Biodegradation Database pathways with Biochemistry II students:   permethrin, cypermethrin, ibuprofen, cocaine, starch oligomer, 1,5-anhydro-D-fructose (fungal), iminodisuccinate, nitrate (anaerobic).
Pedagogy  Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning activities for biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and general chemistry.
Health-related  Manchester University Medical Practicum.

MU Courses   4 year plans for Chemistry and Biology-Chemistry; Pre-Pharmacy plan; Planning sheets for Four-years, Weekly schedule, Manchester Core; AP credit scores; Registrar; 2016-2017 class lists for Summer, Fall, January, Spring; Academic calendar.
Experiences   Off-campus summer research, ACS internship, co-op, and research, Pathways Summer Service, Study abroad, BCA for Science Majors, Fulbright Scholars, 85 Hope free clinic in Wabash, Matthew 25 free clinic in Ft. Wayne, Medical Practicum.
Graduate School, Professional School, Careers   Khan Academy prep for new MCAT, Post-Bacc, Pre-Health Care Programs, National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment, Latin American Medical School, Kevin and Indira's Guide to Getting into Med School, GRE Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Practice Exam, Biology-Chemistry Career Services, Biology-Chemistry careers, Biology-Chemistry career handout, Chemistry Career Services, Pre-Pharmacy Career Services, Environmental Studies Career Services.
Recommendation Letters   Advice, How to ask.
Communicating with Public   Guide for scientists responding to criticism in public policy debates, How to convince someone when facts fail, Advice for scientists on how to deal with legal challenges, A Scientist's Guide to Talking with the Media, Union of Concerned Scientists, Real Climate,

Information   CommonChemistry, KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genomes and Genes, The Medical Biochemistry Page, Biochemistry Free and Easy, Harper's Illustrated Biochemistry (over MU network), EAWAG Biocatalysis/Biodegradation Database, pharmaceutical at MU, Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Molecular Movies, RCSB PDB Molecule of the Month.
References   Chemical at MU, Biochemical at MU, PubMed, SciFinder, Proquest Health & Medical Complete, Science Direct College Edition Health & Life Science.
Journals   Nature, Science Magazine, PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Biochemistry, Trends in Biochemical Sciences, Environmental Science and Technology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Biodegradation, International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, Biotechniques Journal, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, Journal of Chemistry Education.
Software   ChemSketch, Mendeley, Swiss-PDBViewer, Notepad++, FoldIt, Folding@home.

Biology-Chemistry Major, Chemistry Major, Medical Technology Major (Clinical Laboratory Scientist), Doctor of Pharmacy, Masters in Pharmacogenomics, Science Seminars, ACS Student Organization, Pre-Professionals of Science Student Organization, Pre-Pharmacy Club, Registrar.

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Manchester University

Jeff Osborne    27 January 2017