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George H. Fisher, Ph.D.

George H. Fisher, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Miami, 1972
MS in Organic Chemistry, University of Florida, 1968
BS in Chemistry, Rollins College, 1965
Joined Barry: August 1988

Courses

  • CHE 152, CHE 152L Intro Organic and Biochemistry
  • CHE 343, CHE 343L Organic Chemistry with Lab, I
  • CHE 344, CHE 344L Organic Chemistry with Lab, II
  • CHE 447 Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHE 395, CHE 495 Research

Research Interests

  • HPLC analysis of altered amino acids (D-Asparate) in animal and human tissues and in processed foods. 
  • Mechanisms of amino acid racemization and repair of damaged amino acids
  • Research funded by NIH MBRS-SCORE Grants, 1991 - 2007

Recent Research Publications

  • Mara Tsesarskaia, Erika Galindo, Gyula Szókán and George Fisher. HPLC determination of acidic d-amino acids and their N-methyl derivatives in biological tissues. Biomedical Chromatog. 23:581-587, 2009 (published on line March, 2009).
  • Mara Tsesarskaia, Erika Galindo, George Fisher, and Gyula Szókán. A Sensitive One Step HPLC Method for Simultaneous Determination of N-Methyl-(D and L)-Aspartate, N-Methyl-(D and L)-Glutamate and (D and L)-Aspartate in Biological Tissues. Chapter 4, pp 25-31, in D-Amino Acids: Practical Methods and Protocols, Volume 1: Analytical Methods for D-Amino Acids, Konno, Brueckner, D'Aniello, Fisher, Fujii, and Homma, eds., Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2009.
  • Antimo D'Aniello, Angela DiMaio, Patrizia Spinelli, Enrico D'Aniello, Enza Topo, and George Fisher. Methods for Total Determination of D-Aspartic Acid, D-Glutamic Acid and N-Methyl-D-Aspartic Acid and for the Specific Determination of D-Aspartic Acid. Chapter 5, pp. 33-41, in D-Amino Acids: Practical Methods and Protocols, Volume 1: Analytical Methods for D-Amino Acids, Konno, Brueckner, D'Aniello, Fisher, Fujii, and Homma, eds., Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2009.
  • Erika Galindo, Mara Tsesarskaia, Susana Lopez, Collins Boston, and George Fisher. An Improved HPLC Method for Determination and Quantification of D- and L-Aspartic Acid. Chapter 6, pp. 43-48, in D-Amino Acids: Practical Methods and Protocols, Volume 1: Analytical Methods for D-Amino Acids, Konno, Brueckner, D'Aniello, Fisher, Fujii, and Homma, eds., Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2009.
  • George Fisher. Behind Every Successful Chapter is a Dedicated Faculty Advisor. In Chemistry, April/May 2010, 2.
  • Enza Topo, George Fisher, Andrea Sorricelli, Francesco Errico, Alessandro Usiello and Antimo D'Aniello. Thyroid Hormones and D-Aspartic Acid, D-Aspartate Oxidase, D-Aspartate Racemase, H2O2 and ROS in Rats and Mice.Chemical and Biodiversity, 7(6), 1467-1478, 2010 (published online June 16, 2010).
  • George Fisher and Mara Tsesarskaia. HPLC Methods for Determination of D-Aspartate and N-Methyl-D-Aspartate, in "Methods in Molecular Biology – Unnatural Amino  Acids", Loredano Pollegioni, ed., Humana Press, 2011
  • George H. Fisher and Mara Tsesarskaia. HPLC Methods for Determination of D-Aspartate and N-Methyl-D-Aspartate, in “Unnatural Amino Acids: Methods and Protocols,” Methods in Molecular Biology Vol 794, 2011, Chpt. 16: 253-64, Loredano Pollegioni & Stefano Servi, eds., Humana Press part of Springer Science Media.
  • Gemma D’Aniello, Salvatore Ronsini, Tiziana Notari, Natascia Grieco, Vincenzo Infante, Nicola D-Angelo, Fara Macia, Maria Maddalena Di Fiore, George Fisher, and Antimo D’Aniello. D-Aspartate, a Key Element for the Improvement of Sperm Quality, Advances Sexual Medicine, 2:47-53, 2012.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Nathan Gonzalez, Maria Perez, George Fisher, Alice Holohean, and John Hackman. D-Aspartate has been found in the frog nervous system and activates excitatory amino acid receptors. Presented at the 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, March 23, 2009.
  • George Fisher, Nathan Gonzalez, Maria Perez, Alice Holohean, and John Hackman. D-Aspartic Acid in Frog. Presented at the first International D-Amino Acid Research (IDAR-09) conference, Awaji, Japan, July 1-4, 2009 (oral).
  • Nathan Gonzalez, Maria Perez, George Fisher, Alice Holohean, and John Hackman. D-Aspartate has been found in the frog nervous system and activates excitatory amino acid receptors. Presented at the first International D-Amino Acid Research (IDAR-09) conference, Awaji, Japan, July 1-4, 2009 (poster).
  • Nathan Gonzalez, Maria Perez, George Fisher, Alice Holohean, and John Hackman. Actions of D-aspartate on excitatory amino acid receptors in the frog spinal cord. Presented at the undergraduate research symposium at the 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 22, 2010.
  • Nathan Gonzalez, Maria Perez, George Fisher, Alice Holohean, and John Hackman. Actions of D-aspartate on excitatory amino acid receptors in the frog spinal cord. Presented at the Barry STEM symposium, March 26, 2010.
  • Shahad Khomeis, Nathan Gonzalez, and George Fisher. D-Aspartic acid in frog tissues. Presented at the undergraduate research symposium at the 241st ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 28, 2011.
  • Shahad Khomeis, Nathan Gonzalez, and George Fisher. D-Aspartic acid in frog tissues. Presented at the Barry STEM symposium, March 26, 2011.
  • Elliott Rodriguez,Travis Comnick, Nathan Gonzalez, Shahad Khomeis, and George Fisher. D-Aspartic acid in frog nervous system. Presented at the Barry STEM Symposium, March 27, 2013.
  • Elliott Rodriguez, Travis Comnick, Nathan Gonzalez, Shahad Khomeis, and George Fisher. D-Aspartic acid in frog nervous system. Presented at the undergraduate research symposium at the 245th ACS national meeting, New Orleans, April 8, 2013.
  • George Ficher. Encouraging Disadvantaged students to Enter the Chemical Sciences. Presented at the 245th ACS national meeting, New Orleans, April 9, 2013.
  • Elliot Rodriguez, Travis Comnick, Nathan Gonzalez, Shahad Khomeis, and George Fisher. D-Aspartic Acid in frog nervous system. Presented at the undergraduate research symposium at the 45th Biennial Convention of Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society, at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, October 11-13, 2013.

Honors / Awards

  • American Chemical Society national award for “Encouraging Disadvantaged Students to Enter Careers in the Chemical Sciences”, 2013.
  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award, 2002
  • Barry University Presidential Faculty Scholar Award, 1998 and 2006
  • American Chemical Society "Southern Chemist Award", 1995
  • Distinguished Service Award, South Florida Section, American Chemical Society, 1991

Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society
  • Florida Academy of Sciences
  • Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Chemistry Honor Society
  • National Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society

Contact Information

Office: Wiegand 128A
Telephone: 305-899-3430
Fax: 305-899-3479
E-mail: gfisher@barry.edu

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