Dr. Matthew Skeels
Dr. Matthew Skeels will continue to serve as a Faculty/Staff Mentor to the men's track and field team in 2012-2013.
B.S. - Potsdam State
Ph.D. - Clarkson University
Dr. Skeels is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at St. Lawrence University. He has taught a variety of classes including General Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis, Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry.
His research and teaching interests include:
Protein folding: Understanding the mechanism by which proteins acquire their precisely folded three-dimensional structures remains one of the most important challenges of structural biology.
Topoisomerase I: The replication, transcription, recombination, and repair of DNA is modulated by enzymes, among these enzymes is Topoisomerase. Topoisomerase can modulate topological structure of DNA and play an important role in the many aspects of chromosome function.
Androgen Receptor: In mammals, natural testosterones play a critical role in the normal development and function of the sex organs in males and the maintainence of spermatogenesis. The actions of androgens are mediated by the androgen receptor (AR).