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January 10, 2009

Dr. Glen Hinckley Joins Farmingdale State

Chemistry Department Welcomes New Assistant Professor

Dr. Glen Hinckley
Dr. Glen Hinckley
Dr. Glen Hinckley has received an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Farmingdale State College. Dr. Hinckley's research interests are in the area of biochemistry, specifically, focusing on the study of enzymes. He is teaching courses in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry this fall.

Hinckley has published widely, with articles in Environmental Science and Technology, Biochemistry, Analytical Biochemistry, theArchives of Biochemistry and Biophysics,and Biotechnology Letters.His past research appointments have included internships at Albany Molecular Research and Michigan State University, as well as a Post Doctoral research position in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research experiences include exploring the persistence of prions in a simulated wastewater treatment environment, examination of reduction potentials of a unique bacterial enzyme, and the use of ionic liquids as alternative solvents for biocatalysts.  Dr. Hinckley previously held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Elmhurst College. While there, he taught courses in General and Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

Hinckley received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. While at the University of Wisconsin, he received a fellowship in a Biotechnology Training Program, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as the Peterson Fellowship and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Fellowship. Additionally, Hinckley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University at Buffalo (SUNY).