Wilson, Bruce
Title:
Associate Professor - Chemistry
Office:
PS212f
Phone:
(801) 863-7138
Fax:
(801) 863-8064
Mail Code:
179
Last Updated: 11/19/14 -
Assistant Professor
Chemistry

Bruce Wilson has been at UVSC since 2001.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Chemistry (Inorganic) from Texas A&M University, 1998
M.S. in Chemistry (Analytical) from Brigham Young University
B.S. in Chemistry from Brigham Young University

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:

South Dakota State University - 1998 - 2001

PUBLICATIONS:

J Biological Chem. 4, 742, 1999
Dissertation, Texas A&M University, 1998
J. Org. Chem. 54, 861, 1989
Inorg. Chem. 27, 4084, 1988
J. Chem. Soc. Faraday 84, 3673, 1988
J Org. Chem. 53, 2811, 1988
J. Heterocyclic Chem. 24, 1085, 1987
J. Heterocyclic Chem. 24, 955, 1987
Abs. Pap. ACS 193, 234, 1987
J. Heterocyclic Chem. 24, 415, 1987

RESEARCH :

My research is primarily in bioinorganic chemistry, the study of metal atoms in enzymes. I have looked recently at the role of nickel in the enzyme carbon monoxide dehydrogenase/acetyl-CoA synthase from the bacterium Clostridium thermoaceticum, specifically the properties of Coenzyme A binding at the nickel site. This research was done with Paul Lindahl at Texas A&M University.

I have also been engaged in many mundane and several rather esoteric aspects of X-ray crystallography: high-pressure single-crystal analysis in a diamond-anvil cell, and ultra-high resolution studies of electron density in quadruple metal-metal bonds. I worked with Kent Dalley at Brigham Young and with F. A. Cotton at Texas A&M on these projects.

WEB:

I am currently helping the UVSC Herbarium with its Virtual Herbarium. I've been helping format the database, set up image aquisition, and displaying all the information in a user-friendly manner.

HOBBIES:

I am an avid landscape photographer, specializing in capturing the beauty of the mountains and the deserts of Utah. I work mostly in large format (shooting 4x5 inch transparencies) and I develop and print my film in my own color darkroom. There I experiment with darkroom color chemistry, with the goal of finding a home-made replacement for the R3000 color reversal print chemistry. My photo website. I've recently made the jump to digital.