Cynthia A LabrakeSenior Lecturer, Associate Director
Department of Chemistry, Learning Scienceslabrake@cm.utexas.edu
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
105 East 24th Street
Austin, TX 78712
Cynthia LaBrake recieved her BS in Chemistry with Honors from West Virginia University in 1987 and her PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from Loyola University Chicago in 1992. She conpleted a one year post doctoral fellowship at Loyola before relocating with her family to Austin in 1993. She has been teaching chemistry at UT Austin since 1996. She currently lives with her husband of 28 years, Dwayne also a chemist, in Cedar Park, TX. Together they are the parents of three boys. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog (Rhodesian Ridgeback), volunteering with Young Men's Service League and serving as a school board member on the St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School board of directors.
Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Karisma Morton, Chelsea Moore, Antonia Chimonidou, Cynthia LaBrake and Sacha Kopp (2015) “Do Inquiring Minds Have Positive Attitudes? The Science Education of Pre-service Elementary School Teachers” Science Education; Early View Online Version: Online ISSN: 1098-237X
Donna M. Budzynksi, Albert Benight , Cynthia C. LaBrake, and L. W.-M. Fung (1992) “Dynamic Light Scattering Investigations of Human Erythrocyte Spectrin” Biochemistry, 31, 3653-3660.
LaBrake, C.C and Fung, L.W-M.(1992) “Phospholipid Vesicles Promote Human Hemoglobin Oxidation” The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 267, 16703-16711.
LaBrake, C.C.; Wang, L, Keiderling, T.A. and Fung, L.W-M. (1993) “Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Studies of the Secondary Structure of Spectrin under Different Ionic Strengths” Biochemistry, 32, 10296-10302.
Lusitani, D.M; Qtaishat, N.; LaBrake, C.C.; Yu, R.N., Davis; J., Kelley, M.R. and Fung, L.W-M. (1994) “The First Human α-Spectrin Structural Domain Begins with Serine” The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 269, 25955-25958.
LaBrake, C.C. and Fung, L.W-M. (1998) “Sickle hemoglobin is more fusogenic than normal hemoglobin at physiological pH and ionic strength conditions” Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta, 1406, 152-161.
1/15 Jan 2015 - present University of Texas Provost Teaching Fellow
5/14 May 2014 University of Texas President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award
8/10 August 2010 University of Texas Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award
7/09 July 2009 University of Texas Dad’s Club Centennial Teaching Fellow
5/03 May 2003 University of Texas Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award
8/92 August 1992 Dumbach Award for Outstanding Chemistry Graduate Student, Loyola University of Chicago
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CH301 Chemical Principles I
CH302 Chemical Principles II
CH304K Chemistry in Context I
CH305 Chemistry in Context II
CH372C Peer Teaching and Learning
NSC306K Science for the 21st Century I
NSC306L Science for the 21st Century II
NSC306M Science for the 21st Century III