Associate Professor of ChemistryDavid Samuel

Office: Science 383



Educational Background

Ph. D. Chemistry (1997) University of Kentucky, Lexington


Professional Experience

ALT Technologies, Lexington, KY.

Postdoctoral Fellow (2001- 2005) Yale University/University of Pennsylvania

Visiting Assistant Professor (2006-2007) Berea College, Berea, KY

2007-2014: Visiting Assistant Professor: The University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI 

2014-2019: Assistant Professor: The University of Texas Permian Basin, Odessa, TX

2019-2021: Assistant Professor: Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV


Teaching Areas



Research Interests



1. David S.; Shoemaker, M.; Haley B.E. Abnormal Properties of Creatine Kinase in Alzheimer’s disease brain: Correlation of Reduced Enzyme Activity and Active Site Photolabeling with Aberrant Cytosol-Membrane Partitioning. Brain Res. Mol. Brain Res. 1998, 54, 276-287.

2. David, S. and Boyd E. Haley, ATP Nucleotidylation of Creatine Kinase. Biochemistry, 1999, 38 (26), 8492-8500.

3. David S.; Kalb R.G. Serum and Glucocorticoid-Inducible Kinase Can Phosphorylate the Cyclic AMP Response Element Binding Protein, CREB. FEBS Lett., 2005, 579, 1534-8.

4. David S.; Stegenga S.L.; Hu P.; Xiong G.; Kerr E.; Becker K.; Venkatapathy S,; Warrington J.; Kalb R.G. Expression of Serum- and Glucocorticoid-Inducible Kinase is Regulated in an Experience-Dependent Manner and Can Cause Dendrite Growth. J.Neurosci. 2005, 30, 7048-53.

5. Jeong, G.B.; Werner, M.; Gazula, V.R.; Itoh, T.; Roberts, M.; David, S.; Pfister, B.; Cohen, A.; Neve, R.L.; Hollmann, M.; Kalb, R. Bi-Directional Control of Motor Neuron Dendrite Remodeling by the Calcium Permeability of AMPA Receptors. Mol.Cell.Neurosci. 2006, 32,
299- 314.

6. Moisilovich, J.; Crocker, A.; Arneja A, David S, Russell D., Kalb R. Protecting Motor Neurons from Toxic Insult by Antagonism of Adenosine A2a and Trk Receptors. J. Neurosci. 2006, 26, 9250-63.

7. Seagren, J.;*Radakov, A.;* David S.# Tetrahedron Letters, 2009, 50, 3827-3828.

8. Porter, J.;*Radomski, G.;*Seagren, J.;*Batura, B.;*David, S.# Lett. Org. Chem., 2011, 8(9),
610- 613.

9. Aguilar, N.; * Garcia, B.;* Cunningham, M; David, S.# J. Chem. Educ., 2016, 93,937–940.

10. Whisenant, J.;* Vinson, D.;* Marco, M.;* Hughes, C.;* David, S.# Synthetic Communications, 2017, 47, 268-272.

11. Gandhi, K.; Montoya-Uribe, V.; Martinez, S.; David, S.; Jain, B.; Shim, G.; Li, C.; Jenkins, S.; Nathanielsz, P.; Schlabritz-Lutsevich , N. Ontogeny and programming of the fetal temporal cortical endocannabinoid system by moderate maternal nutrient reduction in baboons (Papio spp.). Physiological Reports, 2019, 7(6): e140247. DOI: 10.14814/phy2.14024.

12. Peng, H.C.;* Bryan, J.;* Henson, W.;* Zhdankin, V.; Gandhi, K.; David, S. New, Milder Hypervalent Iodine Oxidizing Agent: Using μ-Oxodi(phenyliodanyl) Diacetate, a (Diacetoxyiodo)benzene Derivative, in the Synthesis of Quinones. Journal of Chem. Educ.2019, 96, 11, 2622-2627.