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Craig Bayse Ph.D.

Craig Bayse Ph.D.


Professor & Chair
Chemistry & Biochemistry

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  • Expertise

    Chemistry
    Computational Inorganic Chemistry
  • Research Interests

    Dr. Bayse’s research projects use computational chemistry to examine the interplay of trace elements such as selenium, zinc, iodine and arsenic as they prevent or promote healthy function in connection to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and thyroid function. <br>Through an atom-level theoretical approach, his research group has proposed new mechanisms for biological activity that have later been proven experimentally and may lead to new treatments for chronic illness.
  • 2015: Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor, College of Science
  • 1999: Celanese Award
  • 1996: Graduate Fellowship, Robert A. Welch Foundation
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Bayse, C. A.; Holder, A. "REU Site: Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry for Community College Students at Old Dominion University" $314,954. Federal. September 01, 2017 - August 31, 2020
    Bayse, C. A. "Molecular Modeling of the Activity and Inhibition of the Thyroid Enzyme Iodothyronine Deiodinase" $432,829. Federal. January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019
    Bayse, C. A. "In silico Design of Sulfur and Selenium Compounds that Target Cancer-related Zinc-finger Proteins" $3,000. State. July 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
    Bayse, C. A. "Analysis of the Copper Pigments in a 16th Century Italian Renaissance Painting" $1,250. State. July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
    Bayse, C. A.; Pike, R. "Copper(I) networks: structure, luminescence, catalysis and sensor behavior" $29,778. Federal. 2009 - 2012
    Bayse, C. A. "Theoretical studies of the effect of selenium on biochemical signaling" $240,000. Federal. 2008 - 2011
    Bayse, C. A.; Ming, J. "Molecular Modeling of Photoluminescent Copper(I) Cyanide Materials" $7,000. State. 2009 - 2010
    Bayse, C. A.; Farrell, N. "" $15,000. Federal. 2007 - 2010
    Bayse, C. A. "Understanding the role of Se---N,O interactions in the activity of selenoproteins and their mimics: A theoretical study" $50,000. State. 2004 - 2007
    Bayse, C. A.; Kowalczyk, I. "Theoretical studies of chemistry in the interstellar medium" $2,500. State. 2001 - 2002
    Bayse, C. A. "Computational Studies of Platinum and Ruthenium Antitumor Drugs" $5,000. Old Dominion University. March, 2002 - June, 2002