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Monday: 10-11am, 4-5pm

Anthony Reynolds

About Me

Personal Information

I finished my PhD in Chemistry at the University of Washington as of June 2015. My research interests are in the use of infrared spectroscopies to probe molecules for structural and dynamical properties. My early and continually growing fondness of photosynthesis coincides greatly with this approach due to the ability of gaining critical information on the dynamics of protein reaction complexes as they participate in photochemical reactions. I joined Munira Khalil's lab at the UW in 2009. I studied the molecular dynamics of model systems of proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) reactions to gain vital information relevant to the proton transfer pathway. Our lab was able to gather this information using novel infrared spectroscopy methods for probing complex, highly coupled vibrational modes that are involved in these types of photochemical/photophysical/photobiological properties.

Background Information

I received my Bachelor of Arts in chemistry at Berea College in May of 2009. Oddly, I began as a chemistry major so that I could go on to pharmacy school, and slowly I changed my mind to the current state of physical chemistry. As an undergraduate I was involved in two summer research internships. One at the University of Utah under the guidance of Dr. Valeria Molinero studying thermal physics/chemistry of liquid silicon using molecular dynamics simulations in the summer of 2008. During the summer of 2007, I was a member of the NSF CEMS (Center for Environmental Molecular Sciences) undergraduate research program in the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook University studying physical chemistry of layered aluminum hydroxide compounds for potential water filtration applications using solid state NMR and X-ray diffraction techniques under the guidance of Dr. Clare P. Grey (now at University of Cambridge).

While at Berea I was active in a variety of clubs/organizations. I was a chemistry teaching assistant (TA) for three years. I volunteered for HEAL and 10x10 (10 by 10) both of which are a sustainability based campus organizations. I held several positions in the Berea College chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. I also held a few positions in the Physics Club. I have volunteered for the Red River Gorge Trail Crew only once unfortunately, back in January of 2008.

I grew up on a farm near Abingdon, Virginia. I went to high school at Twin Springs High School and graduated as Salutatorian in 2005. During high school I enjoyed hiking but went very seldom due to work at Food City and course work. I have become a more avid outdoorsmen as time has passed. I consider myself a fairly avid cyclist, skier, hiker and backpacker. I also enjoy rock climbing, caving, kayaking/canoeing, and other similar outdoor activities. In my free time I volunteer as a nordic ski instructor with Outdoors For All.