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Donald Estes


Senior Laboratory Instructional Specialist

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982
, Harvard University, 1978
BS, Wayne State University, 1977

Dr. Donald Estes received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Illinois, he worked in the defense and aerospace industry in Los Angeles, first at TRW, Inc. and then at RDA Associates, an offshoot of the Rand Corporation. He then returned to academia, becoming an adjunct instructor at the City University of New York, New York University, and Barnard College before joining Yeshiva University in 1999 as a laboratory instructional specialist. His research interests are in chemical education and biophysical chemistry. He is the faculty advisor of Stern College's student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and a referee for the Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research. Dr. Estes is a member of ACS and Phi Beta Kappa.

D. Estes, L. Blau, S. Guigui, and N. Seleski, “Base Stacking in Deoxyoligonucleotide Duplexes”, Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research, 11, 27 (2012); D. Estes and L. Blau, “Techniques, Synthesis, and Analysis in a One Semester Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course of a Liberal Arts College”, 24th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, MI, August 2014.


Beren campus - Stanton Hall (245 Lexington)


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Fall 2017
General Chem Laboratory
CHEM 1045


Organic Chem Laboratory
CHEM 1213


Spring 2017
General Chem Laboratory
CHEM 1046


General Chem Recitation
CHEM 1046T