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Director, Environmental Studies Institute Associate Professor of Chemistry Santa Clara University
Amy M. Shachter is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Santa Clara University. She earned her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Colorado and her B.A. in chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Amy was a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow at St. Olaf College before joining the SCU faculty, and was a Santa Clara University Clara Boothe Luce Professor from 1990-1995. She is co-founder and presently director of the Environmental Studies program. Her research interests include porphyriri-DNA interactions and porphyrin-based supramolecular systems. Amy places a special emphasis on undergraduate research, co-directs an NSF-funded undergraduate summer research program with a focus on scientific ethics and regularly publishes with undergraduate co-authors.