Paula Mazzer, PhD

Assistant Professor
Dakota Wesleyan University
(605) 995-2899

Dr. Mazzer, associate professor of chemistry, began teaching at DWU in 2011. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Kent State University. Her postdoctoral research was with the Environmental Molecular Science Institute at Ohio State University. She taught at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va., before coming to DWU. She is also a recipient of the Faculty Fellowship Grant through South Dakota BRIN (a statewide NIH-funded project).

Areas of expertise:
Bioanalytical chemistry, lipidomics, environmental chemistry

Selected publications:
Mazzer, P.A.; Maurmann, L; Bose, R.N. 2007. “Mechanisms of DNA damage and insight into mutations by chromium(VI) in the presence of glutathione.” Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry; 101(1): 44-55.

Briggs, M. K.; Desavis, E.; Mazzer, P. A.; Sunoj, R. B.; Hatcher, P. G. 2003. “A new approach to evaluating the extent of Michael adduct formation to PAH quinones: Tetramethylammonium hydroxide thermochemolysis with GC/MS” Chemical Research in Toxicology; 16(11): 1484-1492.

Cornwell, D. G.; Kim, S.; Mazzer, P. A.; Jones, K. A.; Hatcher, P. G. 2003 “Electrophile tocopheryl quinones in cytotoxicity, apoptosis, and mutagenesis: Thermochemolysis for the identification of thiol nucleophile adducts in histones and cells” Lipids; 38(9): 973-979.

Bose, R. N.; Moghaddas, S.; Mazzer, P. M.; Dudones, L. P.; Joudah, L.; and Stroup, D. 1999. Oxidative damage of DNA by chromium(V) complexes: Relative importance of base versus sugar oxidation. Nucleic Acids Research; 27(10): 2219-2226.


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