Nick Kuklinski

Nick Kuklinksi, Ph.D.

Job title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry

Kuklinski is interested in understanding the connections between cells and behavior in the brains of nonmammalian model systems and developing new separation systems with electrochemical detection for neurotransmitters, their precursors and their metabolites.

Nick Kuklinski, Ph.D., received a B.S. in chemistry and a B.S. in statistics from North Carolina State University in 2003. He then obtained a doctorate in chemistry in 2010 from Pennsylvania State University, where he developed separation methods with capillary electrophoresis for measuring neurotransmitters in the brains of fruit flies. While working on his doctorate, he spent three years at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden as a guest researcher. He then spent one year as a postdoc at Trinity University investigating the exchange kinetics of monolithic HPLC columns before moving to Furman University in 2012 where he taught a variety of chemistry courses.

Kuklinski's research interests include developing active-based learning methods for chemistry classes; understanding the connections between cells and behavior in the brains of nonmammalian model systems such as fruit flies, zebrafish, cockroaches and sea anemones; and developing new separation systems with electrochemical detection for neurotransmitters, their precursors and their metabolites.

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