Dr. Bradley Pierce to join faculty

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is pleased to welcome Dr. Bradley Pierce to the department as an associate professor of chemistry.  Dr. Pierce received his BS degree at Cal State Chico and his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University.  He was a post-doctoral associate at the University of Wisconsin before beginning his academic career at the University of Texas at Arlington.  He is currently an associate professor at UTA.  Dr. Pierce’s research focuses on the study of the mechanisms of metalloenzyme function and regulation. Specific topics of interest include non-heme iron oxygenase enzymes involved in thiol oxidation, post-transcriptional modifications of transfer RNA (tRNA), and arylamine N-oxygenase chemistry.  Dr. Pierce has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and his research has received funding from NSF and NIH.