Elena Laricheva

Faculty Member

Elena Laricheva

Biography

EDUCATION
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, MI, USA
Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA
Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics, University of Toledo, OH, USA
M.Sc., Department of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
B.Sc., Department of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia

TEACHING
My primary teaching domain is General & Physical Chemistry lectures and labs. In addition to that, I teach the "Biomolecular Modeling & Simulations" course that I developed to introduce UVU students to the wide range of chemical and biological problems that can be tackled using computational methods.

RESEARCH
I use computer simulations to study proteins and their complex interactions. I am also interested in developing and incorporating molecular graphics, animations, and virtual & augmented reality into chemistry courses to improve student understanding of abstract physicochemical concepts. Below are some examples of the past student projects presented at the national and regional conferences:

* Investigating the effect of pH on conformations and binding affinity of the JUNO and IZUMO1 cell surface receptors (National ACS Meeting, Spring 2021).
* Development and utilization of virtual reality educational content for use by students of chemistry (NCUR & UCUR, Spring 2019).
* Exploring the relationship between visual-spatial skills and student performance in chemistry (NCUR & UCUR, Spring 2019).
* Probing the mechanism of binding between the sperm and egg cell surface receptors (National ACS Meeting, Fall 2018).

Teaching

CHEM 1225

Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory, Summer 2022

CHEM 3300

Biomolecular Modeling and Simulations, Spring 2022

CHEM 1220

Principles of Chemistry II PP, Spring 2022

CHEM 1220

Principles of Chemistry II PP, Spring 2022

Presentations

Laricheva, Elena N, Ilikchyan, Armen , ACS Fall 2021 National Meeting, "Engaging undergraduate students with virtual reality in both classroom and research", American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA. (August 26, 2021)
Laricheva, Elena N, ACS Fall 2021 National Meeting, "Harvesting LMS data to improve design and delivery of asynchronous chemistry classes for better student engagement", American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA. (August 24, 2021)
Laricheva, Elena , Martin, Jordan , Gray, Daniel , ACS Spring 2021 National Meeting, "Investigating the effect of pH on conformations and binding affinity of the JUNO and IZUMO1 cell surface receptors", American Chemical Society. (April 13, 2021)
Smith, Tim , Gray, Daniel , Barnes, Logan , Ilikchyan, Armen , Laricheva, Elena N, National Conference for Undergraduate Research , "Development and utilization of virtual reality educational content for use by students of chemistry", NCUR, Kennesaw State University, GA. (April, 2019)
Chelepis, Iryna , Whiteside, Jared , Laricheva, Elena N, Ilikchyan, Armen , National Conference for Undergraduate Research, "Exploring the relationship between visual-spatial skills and student performance in chemistry", NCUR, Kennesaw State University, GA. (April, 2019)
Balmforth, Joshua , Laricheva, Elena N, 256th American Chemical Society National Meeting, "Probing the mechanism of binding between the sperm and egg cell surface receptors by molecular dynamics simulations and free energy calculations", ACS, Boston, MA. (August, 2018)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Laricheva, Elena N, Goh, Garrett B, Dickson, Alex , Brooks, III, Charles L, (2015) "pH-dependent transient conformational states control optical properties in cyan fluorescent protein" (Issue: 8, vol. 137). J. Am. Chem. Soc. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja509233r
Goh, Garrett , Laricheva, Elena N, Brooks, III, Charles L, (2014) "Uncovering pH-dependent transient states of proteins with buried ionizable residues" (Issue: 24, vol. 136). J. Am. Chem. Soc. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja5012564
Laricheva, Elena N, Arora, Karunesh , Knight, Jennifer L, Brooks, III, Charles L, (2013) "Deconstructing activation events in rhodopsin" (Issue: 30, vol. 135). J. Am. Chem. Soc. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja4042687
Laricheva, Elena N, Gozem, Samer , Rinaldi, Silvia , Melaccio, Federico , Valentini, Alessio , Olivuci, Massimo , (2012) "Origin of fluorescence in 11-cis locked bovine rhodopsin" (vol. 8). J. Chem. Theory Comput. https://doi.org/10.1021/ct3002514
Grilj, Jakob , Laricheva, Elena N, Olivucci, Massimo , Vauthey, Eric , (2011) "Fluorescence of radical ions in liquid solutions_ Wurster’s Blue as a case study" (vol. 50). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201100015
Schapiro, Igor , Melaccio, Federico , Laricheva, Elena N, Olivucci, Massimo , (2011) "Using the computer to understand the chemistry of conical intersections" (vol. 10). Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. https://doi.org/10.1039/C0PP00290A