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Pamela K. Kerrigan
Pamela Kerrigan Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Arizona State University
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A., Lakeland College
Areas of Interest
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Photodynamic therapy of cancer

  • CHEM 100 Foundations in Chemistry
  • CHEM 101/102 General Chemistry I and II (science majors)
  • CHEM 105/106 General Chemistry I and II (nursing majors)
  • CHEM 319, 320  Organic Chemistry I and II Lecture
  • CHEM 323/324 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II
  • CHEM 433/434 Biochemistry I and II
  • CHEM 436 Biochemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 452 Advanced Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 460 Chemical Research
Research Interests
Photodynamic therapy of cancer cells using porphyrins, chemical education, chemical demonstrations.

Professional Affiliations
American Chemical Society 1986 - present
Division member - Biochemistry and Chemical Education
Secretary, NY section (2000-2004), Alternate councilor 2004-2009
Task Force for Undergraduate Programming (2002-2005)
Program Chair for the Anaheim meeting
Student Affiliate committee, NY section (1999 – present)
Beta Beta Beta - the National Biology Honor Society 2011
Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity
Sigma Xi – 1995 to present
Director of the Northeast Region of Sigma XI (2011-2014)
Associate Director for the Northeast Region (2007-2011)
Secretary, Manhattan College Chapter (2001 – 2009)
President, College of Mount Saint Vincent Chapter (2009 – present)
Gamma Sigma Epsilon – National Chemistry Honor Society
Executive President – 2003-2005, 2009-2011
Executive President – Elect – 2001-2003, 2007-2009

Recent Publications
Schmalz, K., & Kerrigan, P. “Lipid review and teaching tips in nutrition.” California Journal of Health Promotion, 2003, 1, (3), 164-173.

E. Reddi, A. Segalla, G. Jori, P. Kerrigan, P. Liddel, A. Moore, T. Moore, D. Gust, “Carotenoporphyrins as Selective Photodiagnostic Agents for Tumors,” British Journal of Cancer, 1994, 69, 40-45.

S-C. Hung, S. Lin, A.Macpherson, J. DeGraziano, P.Kerrigan, P. Liddell, A. Moore, T. Moore, D. Gust, “Kinetics of Multistep Photoinitiated Electron Transfer Reactions in a Molecular Triad,” J. Photochem. Photobiol. A:Chem, 1994, 77, 207-216

D. Gust, T. Moore, A. Moore, A. Macpherson, A. Lopez, J. DeGraziano, I. Gouni, E. Bittersman, G. Seely, F. Gao, R. Nieman, X. Ma, L. Demanche, S-C. Hung, D. Luttrull, S-J Lee, P. Kerrigan, “Photoinduced Electron and Energy Transfer in Molecular Pentads,” J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 1993, 115, 11141-11152.

S-J. Lee, J. DeGraziano, A. Macpherson, E-J. Shin, P. Kerrigan, G. Seely, A. Moore, T. Moore, D. Gust, “Photoinduced Charge Separation in a Carotenoid-Porphyrin-Diquinone Tetrad: Enhancement of Quantum Yields via Control of Electronic Coupling,” Chem. Physics 1993, 176, 321-336.

D. Gust, T. Moore, A. Moore, A. Krasnovsky, Jr., P. Liddell, D. Nicodem, J. DeGraziano, P. Kerrigan, L. Makings, and P. Pessiki, "Mimicking the Photosynthetic Triplet Energy Transfer Relay," J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 1993, 115, 5684-5691.

K. Radtke, R. Byrnes, P. Kerrigan, W. Antholine, D. Petering, "Requirement of Endogenous Iron for Cytotoxicity Caused by Hydrogen Peroxide in Euglena gracilis," Marine Environmental Research, 1992, 34, 339-343.

S. Lyman, P.K. Taylor*, A. Weir, F. Lornitizo, W.E. Antholine, D. Stone, D.H. Petering, "Activity of Bleomycin in Iron and Copper Deficient Cells," Biochem. Pharm., 1989, 38, 4273-4282. *maiden name

Consultant Work
Test Item Files for the 9th and 10th editions of Stoker’s “Introductory Chemistry,” 2007, 2010
Test Item Files for the 6th and 7th editions of McMurry's "General, Organic and Biochemistry."
Test Item File for the 1st edition of a new book by Frost/Deal, 2010.

One of the 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 advisors for InChemistry magazine, published by the Education Division of the American Chemical Society.

Edited the Instructor’s Resource Manual for the 9th edition of the Petrucci, Harwood, Herring, Madura, text entitled: “General Chemistry: Principles & Modern Applications.” January 2007

Conducted two projects included on the Instructor Resource CD/DVD which accompanied the “Essential Organic Chemistry,” 1E by Paula Bruice. The two projects were the CRS (Classroom Response System) PowerPoint Presentation and the AVLog (art database) content, May 2006

Wrote four media labs for the 10th edition of  “Chemistry for Changing Times” by Hill and Kolb. I developed questions for the research navigator portion of the text and checked all the quiz questions.

Reviewed numerous chapters for several textbooks ranging from non-science majors courses to organic and biochemistry. I also am a reviewer for the Journal of Chemical Education.