Martin Serra

Title: Professor
Department: Chemistry
Other Departments: Biochemistry
Degrees: B.A., Tarkio College; Ph.D., Ohio University

Contact Info

Email: mserra@allegheny.edu
Phone: (814) 332-5356

Office Info

Office Location: Doane Hall of Chemistry C.106
Office Hours:  M 1:30-3:30 pm; W 9-11 am; F 10 am-12 pm

Research Interests

Physical Biochemistry – Development of models to predict the stability of RNA structure from sequence.  Small synthetic RNA oligomers are studied by optical melting to determine their thermodynamic stability. The effect of sequence on the stability of the RNA is used to develop models to predict the structure of naturally occurring RNAs.