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Dr. Eva Csuhai

Professor of Chemistry; Program Director; Pre-Health Chief Advisor

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.

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.

Academic History

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

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
Protein structure
Nanoparticle drug delivery methods

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chemical Society

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

Courses Taught at Transy

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