Rebecca Kalman

Dr. Rebecca Kalman

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Biography

Dr. Rebecca Kalman joined the GGC faculty in 2014, and since joining has been involved with mentoring and teaching pre-nursing students.

She is also the faculty advisor of the student chapter of the American Chemical Society, which is a nationally recognized chapter, having won awards every year since the chapter was formed. Through this advisor role, Kalman has had a chance to expand chemistry outreach to the on-campus and off-campus community through a wide range of demonstrations and activities, and aid several chemistry and biology students in promoting their leadership skills.

Kalman's research in grad school at the University of Delaware used a combination of experimental techniques and a pre-existing model to understand how solution conditions affect several characteristics of protein unfolding, interactions and aggregate formation. She also aided in the development of a novel protein aggregation rate prediction method and analyzed its accuracy in comparison with other methods in predicting shelf life of therapeutic proteins.

In her free time, Kalman enjoys two things: family and curling! She has two preschool children, and is an active member of the Atlanta Curling Club.

Education

  • Doctorate – chemical engineering – University of Delaware
  • Master’s – chemical engineering – University of Delaware
  • Bachelor’s – chemical engineering – Tennessee Technological University

Academic Interests

  • Protein folding, interactions and aggregation
  • Active learning techniques
  • Developing student leadership, team building and communication skills

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society