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Eric John Toone

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Box 90346, Durham, NC 27708-0346
3236 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708


Dr. Toone is a physical organic chemist who studies relationships between structure and activity in the context of biology. Currently active programs exist in biocatalysis/applied enzymology, ligand binding and the activity of water, and the synthesis of novel donors of nitric oxide. The study of these problems makes use of synthetic organic chemistry, traditional enzymology, isothermal titration microcalorimetry, and the techniques of directed evolution.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry · 2018 - Present Chemistry, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative · 2012 - Present Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, Initiatives
Bass Fellow · 2003 - Present Chemistry, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Toronto (Canada) · 1988 Ph.D.
University of Toronto (Canada) · 1985 M.S.
University of Guelph (Canada) · 1983 B.S.