Dr. Janet Rogers
Dr. Lisa Unico is a protein chemist by training and has a particular interest in structure/function relationships. She has studied viral proteins (HIV reverse transcriptase and RSV nucleocapsid protein) as well as enzymes (cellulase and alpha-amylase), glutamine binding protein and L. polyphemus hemocyanin. Students in her lab have worked on creating chemical tethers to bind cellulase to solid-phase materials.
She came to Edinboro University in 1997 after four years as an assistant professor at Notre Dame College of Ohio. Prior to this she was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Chien Ho at Carnegie-Mellon University where she learned multinuclear NMR techniques. She earned a Bachelor of Art in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University, completing her doctorate in January of 1992.
She was selected by the Ohio Academy of Science to act as the 2014-2015 Believe in Ohio STEM Educator Advocate for high school teachers in Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties in Ohio. She also served as a judge in the State-wide Believe in Ohio STEM Commercialization Plan Competition.
Dr. Unico and her husband enjoy sailing and travelling to visit their sons and other family members.