Congratulations to Dr. Giovanni Gadda, Professor of Chemistry, for being named a Distinguished University Professor of Georgia State University. Eight GSU professors have been named Distinguished University Professors “in recognition of their outstanding records in research, teaching, and mentoring students in research” and will serve five-year appointments starting July 1.
Dr. Gadda’s research interests lie in biochemistry; his group explores the mechanistic enzymology of redox enzymes with the aim of learning how enzymes affect the energetics of reaction intermediates and transition states. Dr. Gadda also serves as Graduate Director of the Chemistry department.
Check out some of Dr. Gadda’s recent and notable publications:
- Fan, F., & Gadda, G. (2005). On the catalytic mechanism of choline oxidase. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127(7), 2067-2074. doi: 10.1021/ja044541q
- Gadda, G. (2014). Cofactor assisted enzymatic catalysis. Archives Of Biochemistry And Biophysics, 5441. doi:10.1016/j.abb.2014.01.012
- Ghanem, M., & Gadda, G. (2005). On the catalytic role of the conserved active site residue His466 of choline oxidase. Biochemistry, 44(3), 893-904.
- Salvi, F., Wang, Y., Weber, I., & Gadda, G. (2014). Structure of choline oxidase in complex with the reaction product glycine betaine. Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Biological Crystallography, 70(2), 405-413. doi:10.1107/S1399004713029283