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Inorganic Chemistry Seminar Series: Santiago Toledo Carrion (St. Edwards University)
April 21, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
About the Speaker:
Dr. Toledo has been at St. Edward’s since 2015. He is a Bioinorganic chemist by training and additionally loves to explore questions about how people learn. He maintains an active research group with undergraduate students where they explore how metalloenzymes catalyze incredible molecular transformations. The approach to do this is to synthesize small molecule analogues of these wonderful, natural chemical machines. He and his students are specifically interested in exploring the role of metalloenzymes in disease. Their most recent NIH-funded project is focused on oxygenase enzymes connected to carcinogenesis. The copper branch of the work focuses on the impact of the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Dr. Toledo’s teaching and learning scholarship explore the development of cognitively scaffolded learning objectives and alternative forms of grading to leverage the benefits of mastery learning.
He teaches Inorganic Chemistry I and laboratory, Inorganic Chemistry II and laboratory, Introduction to Research, and Chemistry Independent Study. His favorite course is general chemistry since he enjoys helping students take the first steps in seeing the beauty of the chemical world.