Chemistry faculty

Karissa D. Carlson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department Chair

Ph.D., University of Iowa
B.A., Northwestern College

712-707-7445
kcarlson@nwciowa.edu
VPH 311 A

Profile

Dr. Carlson graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern College in 2003 and earned a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Iowa in 2008. She held biochemistry teaching assistantships at Iowa and was awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association in 2006. Her research on the kinetic mechanisms by which damaged DNA is replicated by specialized DNA polymerases has been published in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and presented at the Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Conference.


Courses

  • College Chemistry

    College Chemistry

    An introductory course in organic and biological chemistry. The content is especially suited to meet the needs of students whose programs require only one year of chemistry.Prerequisite: CHE101.(4 credits)
  • College Chemistry

    College Chemistry

    An introductory course in inorganic chemistry. The treatment of topics is predominantly descriptive and the content is especially suited to meet the needs of students whose programs require only one year of chemistry.(4 credits)
  • Instrumental Analysis

    Instrumental Analysis

    A study of the theory and operation of common laboratory instruments. Topics include: infrared, visible and ultraviolet spectroscopy; atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; mass spectrometry; gas and liquid chromatography; electrochemical methods.Prerequisite: CHE211.(4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
  • Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism

    Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism

    A fundamental course surveying biomolecules, catabolism, bioenergetics and biosynthesis. Prerequisites: CHE321 and 322. (4 credits)
  • Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism

    Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism

    A fundamental course surveying biomolecules, catabolism, bioenergetics and biosynthesis. Prerequisites: CHE321 and 322. (4 credits)