About Amy

Positions Held:

2005 - Present: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Member, Colorado Initiative in Biotechnology

Member, Center for Neuroscience

University of Colorado, Boulder


2001-2005: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow 

Advisor: Roger Y. Tsien

University of California San Diego

Biosensor Design, Fluorescence Imaging, Calcium Signaling



2001 Ph. D. Biophysical Chemistry, Stanford University

Advisor: Edward I. Solomon

Field: Biophysical and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Thesis: Spectroscopic Studies of the Multicopper Oxidases: Probing the Nature and Reactivity of the Different Copper Sites


2000 M.A. Science Education, Stanford University

Emphasis: Curriculum Development and Teacher Education in Science


1994 B.A. Biophysical Chemistry, Dartmouth College

Advisor: Karen E. Wetterhahn

Thesis: The Effect of Ascorbate and Glutathione on the Interaction of Chromium (VI) with DNA


Honors and Awards:

2011 Featured in the National Institute of General Medical Science Publication 'Findings'

2010 Ed Stiefel Young Investigator in Bioinorganic Chemistry

2010 NSF Career Award

2010 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

2007 Whitehall Foundation Award

2004 FASEB Conference Calcium and Cell Function, Best Postor Invitational Lecture

2003 Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award, NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

2000 Franklin Veatch Memorial Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

1999 Centennial Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

1994 2nd Place Sigma Xi Poster COmpetition, Dartmouth College

1994 Merck Index Award, Department of Chemistry, Dartmouth College