Henry Charlier, Jr., Ph.D.
Office: SCNC 311
Research focus: Enzyme function; Drug development
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Biochemistry | University of Iowa, 1997-2000
Subject of study: Kinetic cooperativity of human alcohol dehydrogenase.
Postdoctoral Mentor: Professor Bryce V. Plapp
- Ph.D. Biochemistry | Medical College of Wisconsin, 1991-1996
Doctoral Dissertation: Mechanistic Studies of Two Important Biosynthetic Enzymes: Phosphoribulokinase and 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA Synthase
Doctoral Mentor: Professor Henry M. Miziorko (retired)
- B.S. Chemistry and Biology | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1986-1991
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.
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
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.
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.