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Kazushige Yokoyama

Professor, Department Chair
ISC 331A
(585) 245-5320
Kazu Yokoyama

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S. & M.S. University of Kobe, Japan (with Professor Hajime Kato)

  • Ph.D. University of Colorado (with Professor Carl Lineberger)

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Minnesota (with Professor Paul Barbara)

Publications: Papers

  • K. Yokoyama, D. Noh, M. Sayed, C. Berti, and P. Shevlin "nanoscale Interfacial interaction of Amyloid beta peptide 1-40with ThT", BAOJ Chemistry, Vol. 3 (3), pp. 31-42 (2017)

  • K. Yokoyama, C. D. Catalfamo, and M. Yuan, “Reversible peptide oligomerization over nanoscale gold surfaces”, AIMS Biophysics, Vol.2 (4), pp. 679-695 (2015).

  • R. E. McKnight, D. Jackson, K. Yokoyama, “Temperature dependence of Amyloid beta12-28”, Europian Biophysics Journal, Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 495-501 (2013)

  • K. Yokoyama and R. Priefer, “Self-assembly of Amyloid Beta Peptide over Dialkoxy Disulfide Functionalized Nano Gold Colloidal Particles”, International Review of Biophysical Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 5, pp.174-183, (2011) […]

Publications: Book Chapters

  • Kazushige Yokoyama “Controlling Reversible Self Assembly Path of Amyloid Beta Peptide over Gold Colloidal nanoparticle’s Surface” Book Chapter in “Nanoscale Spectroscopy with Applications” Sarhan M. Musa –Ed (CRC Press-Taylor and Francis Group, LLC) ISBN# 9781466568532 (2013) []

  • Kazushige Yokoyama ““Nano Size Dependent Properties of Colloidal Surfaces” Book Chapter in “Colloids: Classification, Properties and Applications” (Nova Science Publishing) (2012)

Research Interests

Self-assembly of Amyloid b (Initial on-set mechanism of Alzheimer’s disease) or a- synuclein (Initial on-set mechanism of Parkinson’s disease)

Self-assembly of Amyloid b.


Functionalization of nanocolloidal particles 
(Collaboration with Professor Ron Priefer-Western New England University)

Functionalization of nanocolloidal particles.


Control of diffusion rate in silica based sol-gel matrix by nanoscale dopants 

Control of diffusion rate in silica based sol-gel matrix by nanoscale dopants

Personal Website


  • CHEM 100: Chemistry FirstYear Experience

    This course serves as an introduction to the chemistry and biochemistry programs at Geneseo and is intended for those considering a chemistry or biochemistry major. Topics include career opportunities, the literature of the chemist and biochemist, research opportunities, software used in the chemistry curriculum, and strategies for success. Credits: 1(1-0)

  • CHEM 118: N/Chemistry II

    A continuation of CHEM 116. Topics to be covered include thermodynamics and reaction spontaneity, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, properties of acids and bases, aqueous solution equilibria, electrochemistry, molecular structure and bonding theories, transition metals and their coordination compounds, and chemical properties of selected elements. Prerequisites: CHEM 116. Co-requisite: CHEM 119. Offered every spring

  • CHEM 203: N/Principles of Chemistry I

    An introduction to some of the fundamental principles of chemistry, including stoichiometry, atomic structure and bonding, periodicity, classification of reactions, thermochemistry, gases, intermolecular forces and changes of state, solutions, and kinetics. Designed for well-prepared science majors. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the NYS regients or similar course. Offered every fall.

  • CHEM 351: Current Topics in Chemistry

    Participants prepare for and attend seminars presented by visiting speakers. Short written and oral reports on topics related to the speaker's area of expertise will be developed from the current literature. Methods for chemistry information retrieval and effective reading of the chemical literature will be covered. Students will receive information about career choices in the field. Prerequisites: Senior status in Chemistry. Offered every fall