Jonathan V. Sweedler, Ph.D.
James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chair in Chemistry
Center for Advanced Study Professor of Chemistry
Acting Head, Department of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
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600 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 217-244-7359
Lab: 217-244-4506

The Beckman Institute
405 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Lab: 217-333-7446

Dr. Sweedler currently holds the James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chair in Chemistry, is a Center for Advanced Study Professor of Chemistry, and Acting Head, Department of Chemistry. He served as the Director of the School of Chemical Sciences (2012-2022), and is also affiliated with the Institute of Genomic Biology (Theme: Mining Microbial Genomes), the Cancer Center of Illinois, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Department of Bioengineering, and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The research emphasis of his group is on analytical neurochemistry, and includes the development of analytical methods for assaying complex microenvironments: capillary electrophoresis separation methods, laser-based detection methods, MALDI sampling techniques, nanoliter volume NMR and micro/nanofluidic sampling. A second group theme is studying the distribution and dynamic release of neuropeptides and classical transmitters in a cell-specific manner, elucidating novel neurochemical pathways, and investigating the roles of neurotransmitter cotransmission. He is currently Editor in Chief of Analytical Chemistry.

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