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Eva Csuhai

Professor of Chemistry

Brown Science Center 209
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Phone: (859) 281-3592
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“I like to teach by modeling behavior and serving as an example: how to read, ask questions, break down, analyze and solve problems, ask new questions.”

Eva Csuhai is a recipient of Transylvania’s Bingham Award for Excellence in Teaching.

She serves as the faculty adviser for Transylvania’s chapter of the American Chemical Society and is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Csuhai began teaching at Transylvania in 1998. She earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and has experimental expertise in synthetic, inorganic, and biochemistry of polyamines and structure and activities of peptidase enzymes.


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Academic history

Courses taught

Recent publications

Areas of research

Academic history

  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1992
  • B.A., Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen, Hungary, 1988

Courses taught

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • The Chemistry of Fermentation
  • Nutrition as a Liberal Art
  • Chemistry and Society
  • Smell and Taste
  • Senior Seminar in Chemistry
  • Molecules and Medicine
  • The Garden of Transylvania

Recent publications

  • M. M. Muller, H. Kries, Eva Csuhai & D. Hilvert Design, Selection and Characterization of a Split Chorismate Mutase (2010) Protein Science 19, 1000-1010

Areas of research

  • Synthetic, inorganic, and biochemistry of polyamines
  • Structure and activities of peptidase enzymes
  • Structure activity relationships in enzymes
  • Scent properties of organic compounds


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