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Dinty J. Musk

Title: Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Division: Mathematics, Computer and Natural Sciences
Education: B.A., Taylor University; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne
Office Phone: 614.251.4653
Email: muskd@OhioDominican.edu

Biography

Dinty Jr. Musk, Jr., Ph.D., received his B.A. with honors in Biochemistry from Taylor University in 2001. He went on to study Chemical Biology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign under the direction of Paul Hergenrother, where he received his Ph.D. in 2006. During this time, Dr. Musk was the recipient of the Roger Adams Fellowship and a Chemical Biology Division fellowship along with the prestigious Seemon Pines Travel Award. He taught for two years at Shorter College before coming to Ohio Dominican University, where he teaches courses in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. He was recognized by the University in 2009 with a teaching award for his strong support of Ohio Dominican University’s Review With a Peer (RAP) Program. Dr. Musk is a member of the American Chemical Society. 

Dr. Musk’s research interests are in the fast-advancing and cross-disciplinary arena of Chemical Biology, which entails the use of primarily chemical methods in the study of biological systems. He is specifically interested in the discovery of novel ways to target drug-resistant bacteria. 

In his leisure, Dr. Musk is an accomplished yo-yo player who enjoys foraging for wild edibles, hunting, and fishing.