Alfredo Castro, PhD

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

Carbohydrates and oligosaccharides in general are the structural determinants in a host of biological processes such as immune response, signal transduction,  microbial infection and toxicity.  Undergraduate students who undertake this type of research will acquire the practical separation skills required of the modern synthetic organic chemist ( TLC, column chromatography, etc.),  in addition to the analytical skills ( NMR, IR, GC/MS, etc.), involved in structure elucidation.

Courses Taught at Felician University

CHEM 101-Food, Clothing and Shelter:  Our Material World
CHEM 103-Genral Chemistry I
CHEM 104-Genral Chemistry II
CHEM 105-Principles of Chemistry
CHEM 201-Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 202-Organic Chemistry II
BIO/CHEM 360-Biochemistry I
BIO/CHEM 361-Biochemistry II
BIO 450/451-Undergraduate Research in Biology
GSCI 450-UndergraduateResearch in General Science

Office Location:
Kirby Hall 122
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6136
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PhD, University of Delaware, January, 1996.
MS, Clark Atlanta University, December, 1990.
BS; University of Costa Rica, July, 1988.

Positions Held

Felician University, Associate Professor of Chemistry- January 2003-Present
Felician University, Assistant Professor of Chemistry- August 1995-January 2003
University of Delaware, Research Assistant- September 1990 to August 1995
University of Delaware, Teaching Assistant- September 1990 to May 1995
Clark Atlanta University, Research Assistant- September 1988 to August 1990
Spelman College, Teaching Assistant- September 1988 to May 1990