Jeffrey L. Finnan, Ph.D.



Michigan Teacher Certification:

Professional:(Click to go to Michigan Site)
Biology (DA) 7-12
Chemistry (DC) 7-12
Expiration Date: 6/30/2012

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan

Fall 2002 - Fall 2003

Master of Arts in Teaching. GPA (8.23/9.00). Student taught at Redford Union High School, Redford Township. Taught Advanced Chemistry, General Chemistry, and General Biology. Participated in the Michigan Teachers' Technology Network (MITTEN) where I introduced new modes of molecular visualization. See my MITTEN ePortfolio. Obtained provisional certification with endorsements in Chemistry (DA) 7-12 and Biology (DC) 7-12.


University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

1977 to 1979

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry. Investigated the mechanism of vitamin K-dependent carboxylation of glutamic acid. Evaluated synthetic substrates for carboxylase to simplify investigations. Found commercially available t-BOC-L-Glu-alpha-benzyl ester to be an effective substrate and characterized products.

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
1973 to 1977

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry. Engineered novel, fast and simple approaches of high yield in nucleic acid synthesis. Synthesized defined sequences of oligonucleotides. Methods pioneered provided the basis for machines that today automatically synthesize oligonucleotides.

State University of New York

Stony Brook, New York

1969 to 1973

Bachelor of Science in May, 1973. Majored in biochemistry. Developed own undergraduate research project resulting in publication in Journal of Organic Chemistry. (See Publications.)

Where it all began:

Glens Falls, New York

Click here for larger image (190 KB) What was I thinking about that day?