Eva Csuhai

Professor of Chemistry; 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

Sabbatical Research:

  • Chemistry Department, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland (2005/06)
  • College of Pharmacy, Univ of Kentucky (2013/14)
  • Dartmouth College (2022)

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society

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

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