Department of Chemistry
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Holly Gaede
Instructional Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3255

P: 979-845-0520
F: 979-845-2338

Researcher ID

Areas of Interest
  • Chemical Education
  • Mentoring
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Science Writing
  • Solid-state NMR of membrane systems

Current Activities

I am interested in all aspects of undergraduate education, including teaching, research, and mentoring. My current activities include teaching the Chemistry 481 seminar course, which is now a writing-intensive "W" course. I have extensive experience in writing instruction in both chemistry and general education courses, and a long-standing interest in improving oral and written scientific communication. I have also taught physical chemistry lecture and laboratory and hope to have the opportunity to participate in the physical chemistry offerings at Texas A&M University in the near future.

I am also the Assistant to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research. In this capacity I will be working to extend undergraduate research opportunities to more students at Texas A&M University. I am a strong advocate of undergraduate research: many students find their first research experience to be a life-changing experience.

My own research interests are in the area of solid-state NMR of membrane systems, where I have studied different types of intermolecular interactions. I am also interested in NMR diffusion measurements in membrane systems and using NMR to study novel supported bilayers. I plan to continue my research efforts through collaboration, both within Texas A&M and with scientists at other institutions.

I will be a part of undergraduate advising in the Chemistry Department of Texas A&M University. I have been the formal freshman, academic, and research advisor to dozens of students in my previous position, and am eager to guide students in making coursework and career decisions. I have received formal training from the American Chemical Society in career guidance and resume review, and I welcome students to stop by my office and introduce themselves.

Educational Background

Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley

Selected Publications

  • "Electrostatic Contributions to Indole-Lipid Interactions" Holly C. Gaede, Wai-Ming Yau, and Klaus Gawrisch, J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, 26, 2005; 13014-13023.
  • "Multinuclear NMR Studies of Single Lipid Bilayers Supported in Cylindrical Aluminum Oxide Nanopores" Holly C. Gaede, Keith Luckett, Ivan V. Polozov, and Klaus Gawrisch. Langmuir; 2004; 20(18); 7711-7719.
  • "Multidimensional PFG MAS Experiments on Membranes" Holly C. Gaede and Klaus Gawrisch. Mag. Reson. Chem., 2004, 42,115-122.
  • "Lateral Diffusion Rates of Lipid, Water, and a Hydrophobic Drug in a Multilamellar Liposome" Holly C. Gaede and Klaus Gawrisch. Biophys. J., 2003, 85, 3, 1734-1740.
  • "NMR of a Phospholipid: Modules for Advanced Laboratory Courses" Holly C. Gaede and Ruth E. Stark. J. Chem. Educ., 2001, 78, 1248.