About Amy

Positions Held:

2018 – Present: Full Professor, Department of Biochemistry

2018 – Present: Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs, Department of Biochemistry

2012 – 2018: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

2005 – 2012: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Member, BioFrontiers

Member, Center for Neuroscience

2001-2005: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow University of California San Diego

Advisor: Roger Y. Tsien (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2008)

Biosensor Design, Fluorescence Imaging, Calcium Signaling


2001 Ph. D. Biophysical Chemistry, Stanford University

Advisor: Edward I. Solomon

Field: Biophysical and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Thesis: Spectroscopic Studies of the Multicopper Oxidases: Probing the Nature and Reactivity of the Different Copper Sites

2000 M.A. Science Education, Stanford University

Emphasis: Curriculum Development and Teacher Education in Science

1994 B.A. Biophysical Chemistry, Dartmouth College

Advisor: Karen E. Wetterhahn

Thesis: The Effect of Ascorbate and Glutathione on the Interaction of Chromium (VI) with DNA

Honors and Awards:

2019 University of Colorado College Scholars Award

2017 Marinus Smith Award, CU Boulder

2016 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in STEM Education, CU Boulder

2016 ASSETT Faculty Development Award, CU Boulder

2015 Chair Elect: Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Research Conference

2014 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

2013 Program Project Grant Awardee – Human Frontiers Science Project

2013 Vice Chair Elect: Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Research Conference

2011 Featured in the National Institute of General Medical Science Publication ‘Findings

2010 Ed Stiefel Young Investigator in Bioinorganic Chemistry

2010 NSF Career Award

2010 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow

2007 Whitehall Foundation Award

2004 Gordon Research Conference in Bioorganic Chemistry, Pfizer Postdoctoral Poster Award

2004 FASEB Conference Calcium and Cell Function, Best Postor Invitational Lecture

2003 Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award, NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

2000 Franklin Veatch Memorial Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

1999 Centennial Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

1994 2nd Place Sigma Xi Poster Competition, Dartmouth College

1994 Merck Index Award, Department of Chemistry, Dartmouth College