Dr. Christy L. Haynes, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Minnesota, will present this year’s Werth Lecture, "Biological and Ecological Toxicity of Nanoparticles," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, and "Proving ‘Them"’Right – Pursuing Chemistry as a Career" at 9:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, both in Jones Science 212.

Haynes’ research focuses on applications of analytical chemistry to probe pressing fundamental and applied problems related to human health and safety. Her research has resulted in more than 90 peer-reviewed publications.

Haynes completed her undergraduate work in chemistry at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., in 1998 and obtained her doctorate in chemistry from Northwestern University in 2003. After acting as a NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellow in Prof. R. Mark Wightman’s laboratory at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, she began her tenure at the University of Minnesota in 2005.

Haynes is a Searle Scholar, NIH New Innovator, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and was recently honored as the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader Lecturer and one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10.”

The Richard G. Werth Lecture in Chemistry is funded by an endowment established by Richard’s wife, Wilma, and their son, Gerald, to exemplify excellence in the teaching of chemistry, and to promote an understanding of the many careers in chemistry. Werth taught at Concordia from 1950 to 1990 and died in 1993.

            The lectures are free and open to the public.






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