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P: 864-656-3065
E: chemistry@clemson.edu

Campus Location

235 Hunter Chemistry Laboratory

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Brian N. Dominy

Chemistry

Associate Professor

Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Hunter Hall 367 [Office]

dominy@clemson.edu

Educational Background

B.S., Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D., Biophysics, The Scripps Research Institute
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biophysics, Harvard University

Profile/About Me

Dr. Dominy earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, a Ph.D. focusing on Computational Biophysics at The Scripps Research Institute, and was a Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University prior to joining the faculty of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Clemson University in 2005. He is a computational biophysical chemist and received an NSF CAREER award in 2010 for his research in the development and application of computational models to study the physiochemical driving forces underlying biomolecular function and evolution. His service responsibilities as a faculty member have focused significantly on the development and assessment of academic programs at the departmental, college, and University levels at Clemson. From 2016-2018, Dr. Dominy was appointed as the interim associate dean for academic affairs in the newly formed College of Science. Starting in 2018, Dr. Dominy continues to serve as the associate dean for academic policy and program effectiveness in Clemson's Graduate School.

Research Interests

Dr. Dominy's research involves the development and application of molecular mechanics and
bioinformatics techniques to explore the physical chemical basis of biological phenomena at the molecular level. This has included leveraging techniques for tracking information flow in protein systems, which supports biology from the molecular to the organismal scale. The group focuses on applications relevant to medicine, including drug design and the biomolecular evolution of drug targets (i.e. drug resistance).

Courses Taught

CH 3300, Introduction to Physical Chemistry, F05, F06, F07, F08, F09, F10, F11, F12,
F13, F14, F15, F16, F17, F18, F19, F20, F21
CH 8600, Chemical Biology, S07, S08, S10, S15
CH 3310, Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics), S09
CH 4350/6350, Atomic and Molecular Structure (Advanced Quantum Mechanics), S11
CH 3600, Chemical Biology, S12, S13, S14, S17
CH 8340, Statistical Mechanics, S16
CH 9300, Special Topics in Physical Chemistry, S21

Honors and Awards

Elected to the Executive Committee of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (2022)
Outstanding Advisor Award in Chemistry (2021)
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (2017)
Clemson University, College of Science Student Advocate Award (2017)
Clemson University Board of Trustees Faculty Excellence Award (2011)
NSF CAREER Award (2010-2015)
Clemson University Research Grant, Clemson University (2007)

Contact Information

P: 864-656-3065
E: chemistry@clemson.edu

Campus Location

235 Hunter Chemistry Laboratory

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.