Ana Sanchez
Phone: 409-944-1330 Position: Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: M-306 Title: Physical Science Program Coordinator      
Email: asanchez@gc.edu Search for Classes

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED
Other Qualifications
National University of Cordoba 7/1989 - 7/1995 Chemical Science Doctorate - 07/1995
National University of Cordoba 3/1982 - 12/1986 Pharmacist Bachelor - 12/1986

POSITIONS HELD
Galveston College Full-Time Faculty/Program Coordinator Teaching: - Introductory Chemistry - General Chemistry I and II - Organic Chemistry II Coordination of activities for the Physical Sciences 08/2005 - Current
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston Scientist Synthesis of modified nucleotides. 09/2003 - 08/2005
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston Post-doctoral Fellow

• Studied the catalytic mechanism of the enzymes that initiate the base excision repair pathway: DNA glycosylases and glycosylases/AP lyases.
• Studied the effect of the flanking sequence on catalytic efficiency of DNA Glycosylases.
• Investigated the ability of carcinogens bis electrophiles to form DNA-DNA cross-links.
• Laboratory manager.

07/1997 - 09/2003
Department of Chemistry University of Waterloo Post-doctoral Fellow • Established the acid-base catalyzed mechanism of the thermal isomerization of azobenzenes using time-resolved laser-flash photolysis techniques.
• Conducted studies on the influence of calixarenes on the mechanism of photoinduced reactions.
09/1996 - 06/1997
Department of Chemistry Emory University Post-doctoral Fellow • Synthesized and characterized a base-labile destructible surfactant.
• Spectroscopic studies of polarizable solvent CH2I2.
08/1995 - 08/1996

PUBLICATIONS
Formation of Intra- and Interstrand imine type DNA-DNA Crosslinks Through Secondary reactions of Ad                               Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2005 (11) 1683-1690
Initiation of Repair of A:G Mismatches is Modulated by Sequence Context. DNA Repair 2003 (2) 863.
Interchain Cross-linking of DNA Mediated by the Principal Adduct of Acrolein. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2001 (14) 1482.
The Reaction Mechanism of DNA Glycosylase/AP lyases at Abasic Sites. Biochemistry 2001 (40) 61.
On the Mechanism of the Acid/Base Catalyzed Thermal Cis-Trans Isomerization of Methyl Orange. J. Org. Chem. 1998 (64) 1604.
Beta-Cyclodextrin Effects on Photo-Claisen Rearrangement of Allyl Phenyl Ether. Can. J. Chem. 1997 (75) 1151.
Spectroscopy with Polarizable Solvent: CH2I2. J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Comm. 1997 199.
Effect of Cyclodextrin on the Thermal Isomerization Reaction of Azobenzenes. J. Org. Chem. 1996 (61) 3446.
Effect of Hydroxide Ion on the Cis-Trans Thermal Isomerization of Azobenzene Derivatives. J. Org. Chem. 1995 (60) 2974.
Strong Inhibition of Cis - Trans Isomerization of Azo Compounds by Hydroxide Ion. J. Org. Chem. 1993 (58) 2094.
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