Ann E. Shinnar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemistry, Chair of the Pre-Health Professions Committee and Deputy Chair of Chemistry Department

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Dr. Ann E. Shinnar received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Princeton University and did her postdoctoral research at Harvard University, Rockefeller University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the Lander College faculty, Dr. Shinnar held full-time positions at Swarthmore College and Barnard College, where she supervised and mentored students in laboratory research projects on the discovery and characterization of natural and synthetic antibiotic compounds.  Her prior research as a Senior Scientist in a biotechnology company resulted in seven patents on antimicrobial peptides and steroids.  At Lander College for Men, Dr. Shinnar has focused her research efforts on pedagogy for new laboratory experiments.  Dr. Shinnar is often asked to serve as a reviewer of undergraduate biochemistry textbooks.  As current chair of the LCM Pre-Health Professional Committee, Dr. Shinnar actively advises students who are preparing for careers in dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, and other health-related fields.


Recent Publications

Merrer, D. C., *Ozcetinkaya, S. and  Shinnar, A.E. “Experimental and theoretical ultraviolet spectra of haloindoles,” Tetrahedron Letters 45:  4899-4902  (2004).

Shinnar, A.E., *Butler, K., and *Park, H. J. “Cathelicidin Family of Antimicrobial Peptides:  Proteolytic Processing and Protease Resistance,” Bioorganic Chemistry 31: 425-436 (2003).

Uzzell, T., Stolzenberg, E., Shinnar, A.E., and Zasloff, M. “Hagfish intestinal antimicrobial peptides are ancient cathelicidins,”  Peptides 24: 1655-1667 (2003).


Awards & Honors

Invited to lecture:  Shinnar, A.E.,  “Structure Identification of Carbohydrates and Nonnutritive Sweeteners:  Experimental Exercise for Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories,”  American Chemistry Society Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM), UMBC, Baltimore, MD,  May 31, 2012.

Invited to serve on PhD defense committee for a biochemistry doctoral candidate, Chemistry Dept.,  City College, CUNY, Sept 19, 2012.