American Journal of Biochemistry

American Journal of Biochemistry is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to provide an active forum to the global scientific community for publishing and disseminating high quality research work in the field of biochemistry.

Dominic Qualley

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Biochemistry

Associate Professor, Berry College Department of Chemistry, USA

Research Areas

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Virology


2002-2007Ph.DChemistry, University of Alabama, Research Advisor: Stephen A. Woski, Dissertation Title: Synthesis and Survey of Non-Natural Bases in Nucleic Acids
1994-1998B.A.Psychology University of Minnesota, Research Advisor: Bridgette A. Barry (2000-2002), Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, Projects: Purification and Crystallization of Photosystem II Manganese Stabilizing Protein (M


2010-presentAssistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Berry College
2007-2010Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 2007-2010, Research Advisor: Karin Musier-Forsyth, Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar, Projects: Characterization of Nucleic Acid Chaperone Activity of Retroviral Nucleoc
2002-2007Graduate Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama, 2002-2007, Research Advisor: Stephen Woski, Associate Professor, Projects: 5-Substituted Indoles as Base Stacking Models, Nitrocarbazoles as Universal Bases in PNA and DNA, Universal Bas

Academic Achievement

Outstanding Second-Year Graduate Student Award, University of Alabama, 2004
Dean's Merit Scholarship, University of Alabama, 2002-2007
Graduate Council Research Fellow, University of Alabama, 2006-2007

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  "Aromatic hydrocarbons as universal bases in peptide nucleic acid", K. F. MacKinnon, D. F. Qualley, and S. A. Woski, Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 8074-8077
[2]  "Regulation of the nucleic acid chaperone activity of HTLV-1 nucleocapsid protein", I. Rouzina, K. Stewart-Maynard, F. Wang, M. Cruceanu, D. Qualley, M. Mitra, R. Gorelick, M. Williams, and K. Musier-Forsyth. Biophysical J 2009, 96(3), 61a
[3]  "C-terminal domain modulates the nucleic acid chaperone activity of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) nucleocapsid protein (NC) via an electrostatic mechanism", D. F. Qualley, K. M. Stewart-Maynard, F. Wang, M. Mitra, R. J. Gorelick, I. Rouzina, M. C. Williams, and K. Musier-Forsyth. J. Biol. Chem 2010, 285 (1), 295-307
[4]  "Nucleic acid interaction kinetics of APOBEC3G investigated using ensemble and single molecule methods", I. Rouzina, D. Qualley, T. Wu, Y. Iwatani, H. Geertsema, D. Chan, A. Hertz, M. C. Williams, J. Levin, and K. Musier-Forsyth. Biophysical J 2010, 98(3), 72a