Nisreen Nusair

Nisreen Nusair

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Levey Hall 217

Educational background

  • PH.D., Miami University, Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2005
  • B.A., Jordan University of Science and Technology, Pharmacy, 1999

Teaching Experience

  • Experience in teaching in-person, hybrid, and online courses.
  • Experience in teaching various courses including lectures and laboratories.
  • Courses taught include General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicinal Biochemistry, Chemistry and Biochemistry for Health Professions, Chemistry for non-science majors, Food Chemistry, Food and Nutrition, Pharmacology, and General Biology.

Research Interests

My research focuses on studying the interactions of pharmaceutical compounds with the phospholipid bilayer of the cell membranes using spectroscopic techniques. This research explores the effects of these interactions on the structural and dynamic properties of the cell membrane.

Research Publications

Nisreen A. Nusair, Tia D. Dorozenski, Thomas B. Cardon, Johnson, J. Inbaraj, Ethan, S. Karp, Justin P. Newstadt, Stuart M. Grosser, and Gary A. Lorigan. “Time-Resolved EPR Spectroscopic Immersion Depth Studies of the M2d Transmembrane Segment of the Acetylcholine Receptor Incorporated into Bicelles”. Biochim. Biophys. Acta- Biomembranes, 2012, 1818 (3): 821-828.

Paresh C. Dave, Nisreen A. Nusair, Johnson J. Inbaraj, and Gary A. Lorigan. “Electron paramagnetic resonance studies of magnetically aligned phospholipid bilayers utilizing a phospholipid spin-label: the effect of cholesterol”. Biochim. Biophys. Acta-Biomembranes, 2005, 1714 (2): 141-151.

Nisreen A. Nusair and Gary A. Lorigan. “Investigating the Structural and Dynamic Properties of n-Doxylstearic Acid in Magnetically Aligned Phospholipid Bilayers by X-band EPR Spectroscopy”. Chem. Phys. Lipids, 2005, 133 (2): 151-164.

Nisreen A. Nusair, Elvis K. Tiburu, Paresh C. Dave, and Gary A. Lorigan. “Investigating fatty acids inserted into magnetically aligned phospholipid bilayers using EPR and NMR spectroscopy”. J. Magn. Reson., 2004, 168 (2): 228-237.

Johnson J. Inbaraj, Nisreen A. Nusair, and Gary A. Lorigan. “Investigating magnetically Aligned Phospholipid Bilayers with EPR Spectroscopy at Q-band (35 GHz): Optimization and Comparison with X-band (9 GHz)”. J. Magn. Reson., 2004, 171 (1): 71-79.

Paresh C. Dave, Elvis K. Tiburu, Nisreen A. Nusair, and Gary. A. Lorigan. “Calculating order parameter profiles utilizing magnetically aligned phospholipid bilayers for 2H Solid-state NMR studies”. Solid-State NMR, 2003, 24: 137-149.

Gary A. Lorigan, Elvis K. Tiburu, Thomas B. Cardon, Paresh C. Dave, and Nisreen A. Nusair. “Investigating membrane proteins with solid-state NMR spectroscopy and EPR spectroscopy” Biophys. J., 2003, 84 (2): 131