Kelly M. Elkins
Office: 530 Smith
|Education|| B.A. Chemistry (1997) Keene State College, magna cum laude
B.S. Biology (1997) Keene State College, magna cum laude
M.A. Chemistry (2001) Clark University
Ph.D. Chemistry (2003) Clark University
Fulbright Scholar (2001-2002) European Media Laboratory (Heidelberg, Germany)
Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-2004) MIT
General Chemistry I (CHEM 131)
General Chemistry I Lab (CHEM 131L)
Forensic Chemistry (FRSC 367)
My lab is focused on solving problems of interest to forensic scientists expecially developing and evaluating new methods for DNA recovery from forensic evidence and trace DNA recovery, application of chemical tools to differentiating body fluids, and synthesis and application of nanoparticles to fingerprinting for lifestyle anaylsis.
My research also includes studies of metal-ion specificity in ligand binding sites, metal-ion coordination in proteins and enviromentally-relevant materials, and protein design.