ONAMI | Victoria J DeRose


Victoria J. DeRose

Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon


Nanoscale Metrology and Nanoelectronics, Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing


The DeRose laboratory is interested in biopolymer structure and catalysis, with emphasis on metals and RNA (ribonucleic acids). We have particular expertise in electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) methods for investigating radicals, paramagnetic metal environments, and nano-scale distances in inorganic compounds and heterogeneous materials, and RNA structure/function and drug analysis. 

Vickie DeRose joined the University of Oregon in 2006, following 10 years as Chemistry faculty member at Texas A&M University.  She was an NIH postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University and obtained her PhD at the University of California-Berkeley.

Selected publications:

    Hostetter, A.; Chapman, E.; DeRose, V.J. “Rapid crosslinking of an RNA internal loop by the anticancer drug Cisplatin” J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2009, in revision.
    DeRose, V.J. “Characterization of nucleic acid metal ion binding by spectroscopic techniques” Book Chapter in “Metal Ion Interactions with Nucleic Acids” (N. Hud, Ed.) RSC Publishing, 2008.  pp. 154-175.
    Kim, N.K., Murali, A., DeRose, V.J. “A Distance Ruler for RNA Using EPR and Site-Directed Spin Labeling” 2004, Chemistry and Biology 11, 939-948.
    Bowman, M.K., Maryasov, A.G., Kim, N.-K., DeRose, V.J. “Visualization of Distance Distribution from Pulsed Double Electron-Electron Resonance Data” 2004, Applied Magn. Res. 26, 23-29.
    Howard, T., Telser, J., DeRose, V.J. “An Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Study of Mn2(H2O)(OAc)4(tmeda)2:  A Model for Dinuclear Manganese Enzyme Active Sites” Inorg. Chemistry 2000, 39, 3379-3385.


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