Dr. Earl Doomes

Earl Doomes

Dr. Earl Doomes

Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Bachelor's Degree: Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA, June 1964

Ph.D.: Organic Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, January 1969

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Northwestern University, 8/1968-8/1969

Research Associate/Visiting Professor, Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University, 1975-76

E-mail Address:  edoomes@aol.com

Research Interests:

Chemical Carcinogenesis, Anti-tumor Agents, Transition Metal (II) Complexes as Models for Redox Proteins, Activated Propenylamino Compounds as Biological Alkylating Agents, Carcinogen - like Bridged Annulenes, Fluorescent Labels for Biopolymers.


Awards and Honors:

  • Charles E. Coates Memorial Award, Baton Rouge Section, ACS,                                 1997
  • White House Initiative Faculty Award for Excellence in Science and Technology       1988
  • National Science Foundation Science Faculty Fellowship (93 awards nationwide)  1975-76
  • National Science Foundation Trainee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln                        1967-68



Selected Service on Adhoc National Committees and Panels

  • Member, National Science Foundation (NSF) Panel for Review of Proposals, Science Materials for K-8, Washington, D.C., January, 1992: and July, 1992.
  •  Chair, NIH-MBRS Program Site Visit Team, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, Long Island, NY, September, 1990.
  •  Chair, NIH-MBRS Program Site Visit Team, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, January 1991.
  • Chair, NIH-MBRS Program Site Visit Team, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL, February, 1991.
  • Member, NIH-Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program Site Visit Team, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FLA, November 7-10, 1994.
  •  Member, NSF Instrumentation Review Panel, Washington, D.C., January 25, 1995.
  • Member, NIH-Research Initiation in Minority Institutions (RIMI) Review Committee, Bethesda, MD, May 27-30, 1996.




Professional and Honorary Organizations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS), continuing member        1966 - present

              and member of the Organic Chemistry Division of the ACS

  • Executive Committee, Baton Rouge Section of ACS               1986 – 1988
  • Sigma XI, The Research Society, continuing member            1966-2005


Student Development as a Faculty Member

Major Professor/Thesis Advisor: Nine successful (completers) M.S. Degree candidates, 1981-1994 (McKnight, Lu, Wynn, Tadayoni, Burton, Kamasa-Quashie, Uwakwe, Keller, and Evans).   Lu, Tadayoni, and Burton earned Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Louisiana State University (LSU), University of Pittsburg, and LSU, respectively. Two of these students (McKnight and Wynn) completed M.D. degrees, and Kamasa-Quashie pursued the Ph.D. degree at Florida State University. Evans obtained the M.S. degree in December, 1994. Research Mentor/Advisor: twenty-five undergraduate students conducted research under Doomes’ guidance, 1977-1992.  A majority of this group of students pursued graduate or medical degrees. 



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