Alexa Barnoski Serfis, Ph.D.
Professor; Associate Chair
Department of Chemistry
By appointment only.
State University of NY-College at Oneonta, B.S. in Chemistry, 1988
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S. in Chemistry, 1992
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ph.D. in Chemistry (Physical), 1994
Alexa Serfis, Ph.D. teaches general, physical, and analytical chemistry courses, and has particular interest in thermodynamics air air-water interfaces. Her research focuses on the construction of model membranes using Langmuir monolayer techniques. Studies of their interactions with proteins secreted from viral pathogens is a current interest.
Professional Organizations and Associations
She is active in the American Chemical Society and serves on a national committee. As a member of the Committee on Local Section Activities, she interacts with chemists from around the nation to assist them in promoting chemistry in their communities.