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Department of

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Margaret Daley, PhD

Director of Liberal Studies Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Margaret Daley, PhD, joined the department in 2007.  She likes to share her enthusiasm for chemistry in upper-division laboratory courses, General Chemistry lecture and lab, and in classes for non-science majors.


B.Sc., Biochemistry, University of Waterloo
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Alberta
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington

Scholarly and Creative Work

Daley enjoys the puzzle of piecing together molecular structure using NMR spectroscopy. It was an undergraduate biophysics class that got her really hooked when it was demonstrated that it is possible to apply NMR to large protein molecules. Both her Ph.D. and postdoctoral research used NMR to investigate the relationship between protein structure and function. She has studied various interesting proteins using these techniques, including insect antifreeze and bacterial signaling proteins.

Teaching Interests

Daley is currently teaching Physical Sciences for K-8 Teachers, General Chemistry lab, and upper-division labs including Instrumental Analysis and Biophysical Chemistry.