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Anthony Reynolds

About Me

Personal Information
Currently, I am pursuing my doctoral degree in chemistry at the University of Washington. 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 as they participate in photochemical reactions. By joining Munira Khalil's lab at UW, I hope to expand my understanding of infrared spectroscopy methods for probing such 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 in the summer of 2008. During the summer of 2007, I was a member of the CEMS undergraduate research program in the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook University studying physical chemistry 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 am also held a few positions in the Physics Club. I have volunteered for the Red River Gorge Trail Crew only one time 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 more serious about it 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.