Nicole R. Kaufman, PhD
Nicole R. Kaufman, PhD

Nicole R. Kaufman, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments


  • Chemistry and Biochemistry


  • Instructor


While in graduate school, Dr. Kaufman's early research studies took a fortuitous turn.  What began as an attempt to design a suicide inhibitor for a single enzyme in cancer cells soon became a complex race to determine the kinetic parameters of several newly-discovered enzymes.  Postdoctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison characterized protein-protein interactions between the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes and human fibronectin.