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James Fishbein

Contact Information
Office: MEYR 549E
Phone: 410-455-2190


Ph.D. Brandeis 1985; B.A. Johns Hopkins 1979

Professional Interests

My research concerns DNA targets of known and suspect carcinogens.

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 470: Toxicological Chemistry – This course covers chemical, biochemical and to some extent biological aspects of toxicology, the science of poisons. Emphasis changes during the semester from the bigger picture of various organs that are frequent targets of toxins and why this is so, to very molecular aspects of classes of toxins. The text is heavily supplemented by readings in the primary literature, with which students become very familiar as the semester progress. In spite of what the catalog says, the only pre-requisite is completion of CHEM 352, it is suggested with a B or better.
  • CHEM 351: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 352: Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 352L: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 451: Mechanisms of Organic Reactions