faculty-profile

Nuran Kumbaraci

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
Building: McLean Chemical Sciences Building
Room: 417
Phone: 201.216.5554
Fax: 201.216.8240
Email: nkumbara@stevens.edu
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Biomedical Engineering
Program:  Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Education
  • Post-Doctoral Research: Columbia University, New York, NY, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Neurophysiology and Cellular Biophysics
  • Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Physiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • B.S., Chemistry, Robert College, Istanbul
Research
  • Developing and applying chemical methods to study biological problems in the areas of proteomics and microarray technologies
  • Neuromuscular physiology, biochemistry and biophysics of muscle contraction, synaptic transmission, immunochemical mechanisms
General Information

Dr. Kumbaraci is the advisor for the Accelerated Chemical Biology Program, Chemical Biology Program, and an advisor for the Graduate Chemical Biology Program. She has been on the Stevens Faculty since 1979.

Experience
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Associate Professor, 1979-present
  • Barnard/Columbia College and NYU, Organic Chemistry, Biology Instructor
  • Artificial Organs Research Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Lever Brothers Headquarters, New York, NY, Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Siemens und Halske, Germany, Electrodeposition Laboratory
  • Eczacibasi Pharmaceutical Co., Analytical Research and Product Development Chemist
         *Patents on Aerosol and Liquid Pharmaceutical Products
  • Professional Service
    • APS -- American Physiological Society
    • SFN -- Society for Neuroscience
    • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
    • Sigma Xi -- Honorary Research Society
    • Phi Lambda Epsilon -- Honorary Chemistry Society
    • AED -- National Honorary Premedical Society
    Honors & Awards
    • NIH-Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • NIH-Predoctoral Fellowship
    • ESSO Academic Scholarship
    Grants, Contracts & Funds
    • NSF-1979-1985: Honors Courses and Workshops for Pre-College Teachers of Science in Modern Biology
    Selected Publications
    Books
    1. Nuran M. Kumbaraci. (2008). Chemical Biology Laboratory, Wiley.
    Journals
    1. N. M. Kumbaraci, W. L. Nastuk. "Action of Caffeine in Excitation-Contraction Coupling of Frog Skeletal Muscle Fibres", The Journal of Physiology, 325 (1), 195-211.
    2. N. M. Kumbaraci, W.L. Nastuk. "Effects of Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol on Excitable Membranes and Neuromuscular Transmission", Molecular Pharmacology, 17, 344-349.
    Courses
    • CH 281 Biology and Biotechnology
    • CH 282 Introductory Biology Laboratory
    • CH 381 Cell Biology
    • CH 382 Biological Systems
    • CH 484 Introduction to Molecular Genetics
    • CH 583 Physiology
    • CH 684 Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques
    • CH 686 Immunology
    • CH 782 Selected Topics in Bioorganic Chemistry
    • CH 900 Masters Thesis in Chemistry/Chemical Biology
    • CH 496 Chemistry Project I
    • CH 781 Selected Topics in Biochemistry II