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Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Emma Ste. Marie earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA, and her doctorate  in Chemistry from the University of Vermont. After completing a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at Boston College, Ste. Marie joined the Norwich faculty in 2021;  she teaches organic chemistry.

With her research, Ste. Marie’s aims to develop and use chemical tools to solve biological problems. She is particularly interested in peptides equipped with nonnatural amino acids that have unique biological activities. Other research interests include designing conformational switch peptides, incorporating redox active amino acids cysteine and selenocysteine (and their derivatives) into peptides, and designing peptide therapeutics with enhanced pharmacological properties.

As a graduate student, Ste. Marie mentored numerous undergraduate researchers, teachingt them how to design and perform experiments and analyze data. Now, she is dedicated to conducting interdisciplinary research at Norwich University, where students will have the opportunity to learn a myriad of techniques including organic synthesis, peptide synthesis and enzymelike kinetic assays.

Ste. Marie is an active member of the American Chemical Society and the American Peptide Society and looks forward to bringing Norwich students to these organization’s symposiums and conferences. She is also dedicated to science outreach and served as the director of University of Vermont’s Chemistry Camp for numerous years during her graduate career.

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