Dr. Sarah Maurer

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Contact Information

Nicolaus Copernicus Hall 440-03

Phone: 860-832-2575

Email: smaurer@ccsu.edu

Office Hours

Generally on campus from 9:30 to 4


Maurer, S. E.; Tølbøl Sørensen, K.; Iqbal, Z.; Nicholas, J.; Quirion, K.; Gioia, M.; Monnard, P.-A.; Hanczyc, M. M. Vesicle Self-Assembly of Monoalkyl Amphiphiles under the Effects of High Ionic Strength, Extreme pH, and High Temperature Environments. Langmuir 2018, 34 (50), 15560–15568. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02830.

Maurer, S.E. “The Impact of Salts on Single Chain Amphiphile Membranes and Implications for the Location of the Origin of Life”. Life 2017, 7.

Wamberg, M. C.; Pedersen, P. L.; Löffler, P. M. G.; Albertsen, A. N.; Maurer, S. E.; Nielsen, K. A.; Monnard, P.-A. “Synthesis of Lipophilic Guanine N-9 Derivatives: Membrane Anchoring of Nucleobases Tailored to Fatty Acid Vesicles.” Bioconjug. Chem. 2017, 28, 1893–1905, doi:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00228.

Maurer, S.E.  “Time to roll the Dice” The Analytical Scientist 2016, 42, 46-49.

Maurer, S.E. & Nguyen, G*. Prebiotic Vesicle Formation and the Necessity of Salts. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres. 2016, 46, 215-222.

Andersen AA, Maurer, S.E., Monnard P-A. “Transmission of photo-catalytic function in a self-replicating chemical system: in situ amphiphile production over two protocell generations.” Chemical Communications 2014, 50, 8989.

Cape JL, Edson JB, Spencer LP, DeClue MS, Ziock HJ, Maurer, S.E., Rasmussen S, Monnard P-A, Boncella JM, “Phototriggered DNA phosphoramidate ligation in a tandem 5′-amine deprotection/3′-imidazole activated phosphate coupling reaction” Bioconjugate Chemistry 2012, 23(10), 2014-2019.

Maurer, S.E. and Monnard, P-A “Primitive membrane formation and function and its role in emergent properties” Entropy 2011, 13(2), 466-484.

Maurer, S.E., Declue M, Albertsen A, Dörr M, Ziock H-J, Rasmussen S, Boncella J, Monnard P-A. “Interactions between catalyst and structures and their implications for a protocell model” ChemPhysChem 2011, 12(4), 828-835.

Maurer, S.E.and Monnard, P-A “Integration of primitive metabolic information and structural protocell components under simulated early Earth conditions” Astrobiology: Physical Origin, Biological Evolution, and Spatial Distribution Ed. Hegedus and Csorrka, Nova, 2010.

Maurer, S.E., Deamer DW, Boncella JM, Monnard P-A. “Chemical evolution of amphiphiles: glycerol monoacyl derivatives stabilize plausible prebiotic membranes” Astrobiology 2009, 9(10), 979-987.

DeClue MS, Monnard P-A, Bailey JA, Maurer, S.E., Collis GE, Ziock H-J, Rasmussen S, Boncella JM. “Nucleobase Mediated, Photocatalytic Vesicle Formation from Ester Precursor Molecules” JACS 2009, 131(3), 931-933.