Dr. Michael Webb is an inorganic chemist, with special expertise in bioinorganic and medicinal chemistry. His research efforts lie at the interface of chemistry and molecular biology and investigate the occurrence of metals in medicine. Example projects include the development of ruthenium complexes for Alzheimer's Disease therapy and antibacterial activity, and iron chelators for Parkinson's disease therapy. Dr. Webb will teach courses in inorganic, bioinorganic, and general chemistry at Geneseo beginning in Fall ‘22.
Dr. Webb hails from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia in the Great White North. He received his B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick under the supervision of both Dr. Adrian Culf and Dr. Stephen Westcott. He then studied at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, earning a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Charles Walsby. Dr. Webb completed post-doctoral research with Prof. Niren Murthy at the University of California Berkeley and held faculty positions in the Chemistry Departments at Montana Tech and Illinois State University.
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Webb to the Geneseo Chemistry Department! If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Webb or his research program, please feel free to contact him directly.