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Barry S. Selinsky

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Chemistry

Member of the Biochemistry Program

B.S. in Chemistry, Lebanon Valley College, 1980

Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984





How to reach me:

Villanova University
Department of Chemistry
800 Lancaster Avenue
105F Saint Augustine Center
Villanova, PA 19085

voice: (610) 519-3959
lab: (610) 519-5273
fax: (610) 519-7249

Office Hours: By appointment

Hiking at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Texas, 2012


Courses - Fall 2012 (not teaching Spring 2013)

CHM 3514-001 - Bioanalytical Chemistry (TR 10:00 - 11:15) - A survey course required for Biochemistry majors describing the theory, instrumentation, and practical applications of analytical chemistry to the study of biological molcecules and systems.

CHM 3503-001, 002 - Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab (T 1:30 - 4:20) - The laboratory course to complement CHM 3514, with emphasis on the analysis of biological systems using modern analytical techniques and instrumentation, including spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectrometry.

 (W 8:30 - 11:20) - The laboratory course to complement CHM 1151, an introduction to laboratory techniques and practices in chemistry.

Courses I've taught in the past include:

CHM 1103 - General Chemistry Lab I - Fall 2011

CHM 1108 - General Chemistry Lab (Nursing students) - Spring 2011, 2012

CHM 4603 - Biochemistry Techniques and Practices - Fall 2006, 2009, 2010

CHM 4621 - Biochemistry I - Spring 2006, 2009, 2010

CHM 7693 - Advanced Biochemistry - Spring 2005, 2010, 2012

CHM 4631 - Membranes and Receptors - Spring 2011

Research Interests:

Membrane active antibiotics and aminosterols

Structure/function and evolutionary development of prostaglandin synthases


Biochemistry students presenting at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology National Meeting in Washington, DC, in April 2011. From Left to Right - Front Row (Kasey Johnson (BS 2011); Victoria Pisciella (BS 2011); Tina Shah (MS 2011); Paulina Ogorzalek (BS 2011)); Back Row: (Kevin Backus (BS 2011); Huasong Tang (BS 2011); Russell Miller (BS 2013).


Click here for a list of my publications.

Personal Stuff:

Click here if you want to know more about me.  Click here if you would like to see some more of my pictures from our family vacation in Australia in August 2004.

My family and I at the Featherdale Animal Park outside of Sydney in August 2004




   Skiing at Snowbasin in February 2006

   Finishing the Adirondack Half Marathon in September 2009

Daughter Rachel receiving her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, June 2012

An anhinga basking in the sunshine, Everglades National Park, January 2013

After my last 12 mile leg of the Ragnar relay (36 miles total), Florida keys, January 2013


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