Dr. Rebecca Kalman
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and BiochemistryDownload vCard
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.
- Doctorate – chemical engineering – University of Delaware
- Master’s – chemical engineering – University of Delaware
- Bachelor’s – chemical engineering – Tennessee Technological University
- Protein folding, interactions and aggregation
- Active learning techniques
- Developing student leadership, team building and communication skills
- American Chemical Society