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Thomas G. Spiro

Affiliate Professor
Thomas Spiro

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Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1956

Thomas Spiro moved his laboratory to University of Washington in 2007 after a long career on the faculty of Princeton University, where he was chair of the Chemistry Department. The role of metal ions in biology has been the principal theme of his research. His laboratory pioneered the application of laser resonance Raman spectroscopy, including time-resolved techniques, to the structure and reactivity of metalloproteins, and to the mechanisms of protein folding and allostery. At Princeton, he developed courses in environmental chemistry, and co-authored a text-book, Chemistry of the Environment.


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