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Department of Natual Sciences

Faculty Profile

 


Dr Maria Benavides

Dr. Maria Benavides, Associate Professor, and Chemistry Programs Coordinator

 

Email: benavidesmar@uhd.edu
Office: 811-N
Phone: 713-221-8170

 

 

 


Biography

Educational History

Ph.D. Chemistry, Arizona State University, 1993.

B.S. Chemistry, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, 1987.

Research Interests

Molecular modeling and relativistic computational studies of ionic liquids compounds, bioactinide clusters, and actinide-protein complexes.

Recent Publications (since 1994)

Maria Benavides, 2009 CHEM 1107 General Chemistry Lab I, Kendall/Publishing Company, ISBN 978-0-7575-6009-5, 2009.

L. Wang, E. Rivera, M. Benavides-Garcia, and B.T Nall, 2005 Loop Entropy and Cytochrome c Stability , J. Mol. Biol. 353, 719-729.

M. Benavides-Garcia and B.T. Nall, Hydrogen Exchange and folding rates”, manuscript in preparation .

M.Benavides-Garcia and B. T. Nall, pH dependence of Hydrogen Exchange of Cytochrome c, manuscript in prepatation.

M. Benavides-Garcia and B. T. Nall, Temperature-Jump Relaxation Kinetics of Stability-Enhanced Cytochrome c, Protein Science, to be submitted.

M. Benavides-Garcia, Edna V. Rivera, William Ramos, Andrew P. Hinck and B. Nall, 2002 Backbone sequential resonance assignments of yeast iso-2 cytochrome c, reduced and oxidized forms, J. Biomol. NMR, 22, 93-94.

M. Panda, M. Benavides-Garcia, M. Pierce and B. Nall, 2000 Cytochrome c folds through a smooth funnel, Protein Science, 9, 536-543.

D. Dai, M.M. Al-Zahrani and K. Balasubramanian, 1994 Geometries and Energy Separations of Electronic States of GeF2, SnF2, PbF2 and their Positive Ions, J. Phys. Chem. 98, 9223-9241.

M. Benavides-Garcia and K. Balasubramanian, 1994 Bond Energies, Ionization Potentials, and the Singlet-Triplet Energy Separations of SnCl2, SnBr2, SnI2, PbCl2, PbBr2, PbI2, and their Positive Ions, J. Chem. Phys. 100, 2821-2830.

M. Benavides-Garcia and K. Balasubramanian, Spectroscopic Constants and Potential Energy Curves of PrI, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 161, 552-559 (1993).

M. Benavides-Garcia and K. Balasubramanian, 1993 Spectroscopic Constants and Potential Energy Curves of PrBr, Chem. Phys. Letts. 211, 631-636.

M. Benavides-Garcia and K. Balasubramanian, 1992 The Singlet-Triplet Energy Separations of GeCl2, GeBr2, GeI2, GeHCl, GeHBr, and GeHI, J. Chem. Phys. 97, 7537-7544.

M. Benavides-Garcia and K. Balasubramanian, Spectroscopic Constants and Potential Curves of OsH, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 150, 271-279 (1991).

M. Benavides-Garcia and K. Balasubramanian, Structural Insights into the Binding of Uranyl with Human Serum Protein Apotransferrin-Structure and Spectra of Protein-Uranyl Interactions, Chem. Res. Toxicol. Accepted for publication.


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