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Scott Meyer

Visiting Professor of Chemistry

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

Olin Science Center 313
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


  • Chem 110 Chemical Concepts
  • Chem 115 Introductory Chemistry I 
  • Chem 116 Introductory Chemistry II
  • Chem 225 Organic Chemistry I
  • Chem 346 Experimental Biochemistry I
  • Chem 347 Experimental Biochemistry II
  • Chem 351 Biochemistry
  • Chem 431 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry

Research Interests

The development of biosensors for the detection of DNA damage using split signaling proteins; the development of novel in vitro selection methodologies based on phage display; integration of 3D printing into chemical education.

Personal Interests

Scientific skepticism, sci-fi/fantasy, San Francisco Giants baseball, swimming, and spending time with family


  • Meyer, S.C.; 3D printing of protein models in an undergraduate laboratory: Leucine zippers. Journal of Chemical Education, 2015, 92 (12), 2120-2125.
  • T.P. Silverstein, S. R. Kirk, S. Meyer, K. L. McFarlane Holman. “Myoglobin structure and function: A multi-week biochemistry laboratory project”, Biochem. Mol. Biol. Educ. 43, 181-188 (2015); also published online at “Educational Portal of the Protein Data Bank (PDB)”
  • Meyer, S.C.; Ghosh, I.; Phage Display Technology in Biosensor Development. In Recognition Receptors in Biosensors; Zourob, Mohammed, Ed.; Springer: New York, NY, 2010, 723-750.
  • Shomin, C.D.; Meyer, S.C.; Ghosh, I; Staurosporine tethered peptide ligands that target cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA): Optimization and selectivity profiling. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 2009, 17 (17), 6196-6202. 
  • Meyer, S.C.; Shomin, C.D.; Gaj, T.; Ghosh, I.; Tethering Small Molecules to a Phage Display Library: Discovery of a Selective Bivalent Inhibitor of Protein Kinase A. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2007, 129, 13812-13813.
  • Gaj, T.; Meyer, S.C.; Ghosh, I.; The AviD-tag, a NeutrAvidin/avidin specific peptide affinity tag for the immobilization and purification of recombinant proteins. Protein Expression and Purification, 2007, 56 (1), 54-61.
  • Smith, T.J.; Stains, C.I.; Meyer, S.C.; Ghosh, I.; Inhibition of beta-Amyloid Fibrillization by Directed Evolution of a beta-Sheet Presenting Miniature Protein. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128 (45), 14456-14457.
  • Rajagopal, S.; M,eyer, S.C.; Goldman, A.; Zhou, M.; Ghosh, I.; A Minimalist Approach towards Protein Recognition by Epitope Transfer from Functionally Evolved Beta-Sheet Surfaces. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128 (44), 14356-14363.
  • Meyer, S.C.; Gaj, T.; Ghosh, I.; Highly Selective Cyclic Peptide Ligands for NeutrAvidin and Avidin Identified by Phage Display. Chemical Biology and Drug Design, 2006, 68 (1), 3-10.
  • Meyer, S.C.; Huerta, C.; Ghosh, I.; Single-Site Mutations in a Hyperthermophilic Variant of the B1 Domain of Protein G Result in Self-Assembled Spherical Oligomers. Biochemistry, 2005, 44 (7), 2360-2368.
Willamette University

Department of Chemistry

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
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