Carol Fierke

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Jerome and Isabella Karle Collegiate Professor
Professor
Chair, Department of Chemistry
  • Graduate Studies (Rackham)
  • Literature, Science, & Arts
    • Chemistry
  • Medicine

Professor Fierke’s overall research goal is to understand the mechanisms used by biological catalysts, both proteins and nucleic acids, to achieve high efficiency and stringent specificity. She is particularly focused on the mechanism of medically important metalloenzymes.  Her work has applications to green chemistry and enzyme-catalysts for preparation of biofuels.