Wayne E. Steinmetz


Research Interests:

Physical Chemistry; molecular spectroscopy and modeling, NMR spectroscopy of peptides and antibiotics, laboratory automation.

Outside Interests:

Boy Scout Leader (Woodbadge Course Director), uniformed volunteer for the U.S. Forest Service with an emphasis on trail construction and maintenance, hiking and cross-country skiing, member of the Pomona College Choir

Recent Publications:

Steinmetz, W. E.; Shapiro, B. L.*; Roberts, J. J.*; “The Structure of Erythromycin Enol Ether as a Model for its Activity as a Motilide”, J. Med. Chem., in press.

Kohlmann, O.; Steinmetz, W. E.; Mao, X.-A.; Wuelfing, W. P.; Templeton, A. C.; Murray, R. W.; Johnson, C. S., Jr.; “NMR Diffusion, Relaxation, and Spectroscopic Studies of Water Soluble, Monolayer Protected Gold Nanoclusters”, J. Phys. Chem.B, 2001, 105, 8801-8809.

Blackwell, H. E.; Sadowsky, J. D.*; Howard, R. J.; Sampson, J. N.; Chao, J. A.; Steinmetz, W. E.; O’Leary, D. J.; Grubbs, R. H.; “Ring-closing Metathesis of Olefinic Peptides: Design, Synthesis, and Structural Characterization of Macrocyclic Helical Peptides”, J. Org. Chem., 2001, 66, 5291-5302.

Steinmetz, W. E., Sadowsky, J. D.*; Rice, J. S.*; Roberts, J. J.*; Bui, Y. K.*; “Determination of the Aqueous-phase Structure of 6-O-Methylerythromycin from NMR Constraints”, Magn. Reson. Chem., 2001, 39, 163-172.

Steinmetz, W.E.;"A CoMFA Model of Steric and Electronic Effects of Phosphorous Ligands", Quant. Struct. Act.Relat. 1996, 15, 1-6.

Steinmetz, W.E.;"A CoMFA Analysis of Selected Physical Properties of Amino Acids in Water", Quant. Struct. Act.Relat. 1995, 14, 19-23.

Steinmetz, W.E.; Bianco, T. I.*; Zollinger, M.*; Pesiri, D.*"Characterization of Multiple Forms of Mast Cell Degranulating Peptide by NMR Spectroscopy", PeptideResearch 1994, 7, 77-82.

*, undergraduate research participants in the laboratory of WES.