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Henry Charlier, Jr., Ph.D.

Henry Charlier, Dr. Picklestein, Chemistry, studio portrait

Associate Professor
Office: SCNC 311
Phone: N/A

Funded Projects
Publications and Patents

Research focus: Enzyme function; Drug development

Educational Background

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that students need to take responsibility for their own learning and my role is to be more of a learning coach than a lecturer. I try to provide opportunities for students to experience the material rather than to simply hear a lecture and memorize material. In my experience as a teacher and a student, I have found that if I haven’t developed an understanding of the fundamentals, I never learned the material and have forgotten it. My other belief is that one should work hard and play hard. I always try to build fun into the classroom, while at the same time I work hard to challenge each student and help them to achieve goals that they may not have thought possible.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Offerings

CHEM 111 – College Chemistry I
CHEM 112 – College Chemistry II
CHEM 431 – Biochemistry I
CHEM 432 – Biochemistry Laboratory
CHEM 433 – Biochemistry II
CHEM 286/386 – Seminar
CHEM 498 – Senior Seminar

Graduate Offerings

CHEM 500 – Introduction to Chemical Research
BIOCHEM 510 – Advanced Protein Chemistry
BIOCHEM 512 – Intermediary Metabolism
CHEM 597 – Special Topics – Enzyme Kinetics

Interests and Hobbies


I am an avid fisherman. My favorite style of fishing is fly fishing and my most productive fly is a #10 black wooly bugger with brown hackle. It catches everything from trout to bass to bluegill. I love to fish Idaho, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This wooly bugger is effective in each state. I should mention that I also love to fish with muddler minnows. I have used this fly to catch nearly all species of trout and in Wisconsin have caught both smallmouth bass and walleyes.  I even caught a catfish with it.  My other productive flies include the cattertail, stayner ducktail, and stimulator.


I have recently obtained a digital SLR camera and have been enjoying learning to take pictures.

Collegiate Wrestling

Ever since my time at Iowa, I have been an avid collegiate wrestling fan.  Boise State has an excellent wrestling program and offers some of the most exciting sporting events on campus.


I two dogs: a German Wirehaired Pointer named Rex Racer, a Pudelpointer named Lucy.