Brandi Lee Baldock

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Administrative Support

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Education
  • Green Chemistry
  • Nano Materials

My laboratory research focuses on studying the interactions between nanoparticles and biomolecules, including proteins, DNA and small molecules. Current projects include developing a method to quantify the number of proteins bound to each nanoparticle, and determining the cellular proteins targeted by nanoparticles of varied core sizes and charges. In this work, my students and I use a variety of analytical instrumentation and molecular biology methods, including ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, electrophoresis, NMR spectroscopy, gas phase mass spectrometry and liquid phase mass spectrometry. Teaching interests include developing guided inquiry activities for the general chemistry lab, and experiments focused on polymers and nano-materials for introductory and advanced courses.

  • Ph.D. Chemistry University of Oregon
  • M.S. Chemistry University of Oregon
  • B.S. Chemistry Trent University
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Education
  • Green Chemistry
  • Nano Materials
  • (CHM 1110) General Chemistry I
  • (CHM 1120) General Chemistry II
  • (CHM 3410) Analytical Chemistry
  • (CHM 4420) Applied Analytical Chemistry
  • (CHM 4560) Materials and Polymer Chemistry
  • (CHM 4910) Directed Research I

Baldock, B.L.; Hutchison, J.E. “UV-Visible Spectroscopy-based Quantification of Unlabeled DNA Bound to Gold Nanoparticles.” Analytical Chemistry, 2016, 88 (24), 12072-12080.

Baldock, B.L.; Exton, D. B.CH 6. “Determination of the Heat Exchanged in Chemical Reactions,” Hayden McNeil LLC, 2016, 2017, University of Oregon Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry “Experiments in General Chemistry” p. 39-46.

Baldock, B.L.; Exton, D. B. CH 6. “Determination of the Heat Exchanged in Chemical Reactions,” McGraw-Hill Education, 2014, 2015, University of Oregon CH 227 General Chemistry Laboratory Manual p. 65-69.

  • Scientific Teaching Mentor, Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching for Undergraduate STEM Education, Center for Teaching and Learning, Yale University, 2016-17.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Tom and Carol Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education, 2016.
  • Science Education Fellow, The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2015-16.
  • Advanced Teaching Certificate, Teaching Engagement Program, University of Oregon, 2015.
  • Science Literacy Program Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Oregon, 2015.