Faculty and Staff

Annette Moser

Annette Moser

Associate Professor
Chemistry
Bruner Hall , 201A
(308) 865-8399
moserac@unk.edu

Welcome. I am an analytical chemist which means I develop ways to detect things in various samples. I teach a variety of courses at UNK including general chemistry, analytical chemistry, and instrumental analysis. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by my office, send me an email or give me a call.

Every semester I am looking for potential undergraduate research students. If doing research in chemistry interests you, please take a look at the link below.

Current Research Projects (pdf document)

Annette Moser publications and student presentations (pdf document)

Recently, I characterized an L-thyroxine aptamer. Aptamers consist of single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) and unlike antibodies can be identified and synthesized using an entirely in vitro process. Currently, the use of aptamers in affinity chromatography has been limited to only a few published applications. To ensure that aptamers could be used to generate binding assays, I determined the equilibrium and rate constants of an anti-L-thyroxine aptamer under a variety of conditions and compared these to the results obtained for anti-thyroxine antibodies. From these results, it was found that aptamers could be used as substitutes for antibodies to generate binding assays for other analytes of clinical or environmental interest.

Education
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2006
B.A. Chemistry (Summa Cum Laude), University of Nebraska Kearney, 2000

Areas of Interest
Immunoaffnity chromatography and environmental chemistry

Faculty Appointments
2012-present, Associate Professor
2007-2012, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
2007-2007, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry