Department of Chemistry

Dr. Ben Caldwell

Professor and MWSU Dean of Graduate Studies

B.Sc., Randolph-MaconCollege
Ph.D., University of Virginia

816-271-4392
Agenstein Hall, 332
caldwell@missouriwestern.edu

Research Interests:

Protein function in living systems
Structure function relationships in protein trafficking
Small GTP binding protein-ligand interactions/exchange
Nucleotide-analog binding and inhibition of ATP/GTPases
Publications
Caldwell, B. (2014) Moving into Administration: Should you stay or should you go? Observations from a new dean.” ASBMB Today, 14(2): 28-29.

White, H. B., Benore, M.A., Sumpter, T. F., Caldwell, B.D., Bell, E. (2013) “What Skills Should Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Programs Have Upon Graduation?” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, (41)5: 297-301.

Caldwell, B. (2011). Undergraduates receive ASBMB support for summer research projects. Enzymatic: The Newsletter of the ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network (January 2011), 4-5.

Pazin, M., Caldwell, B. (2011). The ABCs of Poster Making (2nd ed., vol. March 2011, pp. 2-5). Enzymatic: The Newsletter of the ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network.

Caldwell, B. (2010). JBC in the Classroom: Selecting Appropriate Research articles to Introduce Undergraduate Students to Primary Literature (6th ed., pp. 9-11). Enzymatic: The Newsletter of the ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network.

Caldwell, B. (2007). An Alternative Research Model of Faculty, Undergraduate, and High School Student Collaboration. CUR Quarterly, 28(2), 29-34.

Ducey, M., Caldwell, B. (2006). Characterization and Analysis of a Product: A Guided-Inquiry Sequence of Instrumentally Based Experiments for Use in General Chemistry. ICUC Quarterly, 2(1), 2.

Caldwell, B., Rohlman, C., Benore-Parsons, M. (2004). A Curriculum Skills Matrix for Development and Assessment of Undergraduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory Programs. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 32(1), 11-16.

Caldwell, B., Darlington, D. N., Penzes, P., Johnson, R. C., Eipper, B. A., Mains, R. E. (1999). The Novel Kinase Peptidylglycine alpha-Amidating Monooxygenase Interactor Protein 2 Interacts with the Cytosolic Routing Determinants of the Peptide Processing Enzyme Peptidylglycine alpha-Amidating Monooxygenase. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 274, 34646-34656.

Alam, R. M., B.D. Caldwell, R. C. Johnson, D. N. Darlington, B.A. Eipper, R. E. Mains, (1996) “Novel Proteins that Interact with the COOH-terminal Cytosolic Routing Determinants of an Integral Membrane Peptide-processing Enzyme.” Journal of Biological Chemistry 271: 28636-28640.
Presentations
Bell, E., Sensibaugh, C., Caldwell, B., Provost, J. “Designing Scientific Teaching Tools for BMB Education.” Presented at ASBMB RCN-UBE Workshop, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, November 2, 2013.

Bell, E., Caldwell, B., Elliot, S., Sears, D., Sirum, K., White, H., Wright, A. “Implementing Vision and Change Using Concept –Driven Teaching Strategies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.” Presented at the Student-Centered Education in the Molecular Life Sciences, Seattle, WA, August 5, 2013.

White, H., Benore, M., Sumter, T., Caldwell, B., Bell, E. “What Skills Should Students Have Upon Graduation from Undergraduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Programs?” Presented at Experimental Biology 2013, Boston, MA, April 22, 2013.

Caldwell, B., Effectively Assessing Laboratory and Research Skills - An ASBMB RCN UBE Workshop, "Sharing Best Practices in Laboratory Assessment," American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. (February 22, 2013).

Caldwell, B., Heartland Undergraduate Biochemistry Forum, "The Benefits of Starting an ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network Chapter," Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. (November 10, 2012).

Clary, A., Galloway, P., Caldwell, B., PORTAL Symposium, "Continued development of a fluorescent glutathione analog for monitoring interactions of GST fusion proteins," Missouri Western State University, MWSU. (September 21, 2012).

Torres y Torres, J., Ducey, M., Caldwell, B., 2012 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), "Successes and Challenges in Implementation of the Laboratory Components of a Dual Credit General Chemistry I Course," American Chemical Society, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. (August 1, 2012).

Huff, H., Gaines, C., Caldwell, B., Experimental Biology 2012, "A fluorescent glutathione analog for monitoring interactions of GST fusion proteins," American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, San Diego, CA. (April 21, 2012).

Caldwell, B., Professional Science Masters Summit, "Missouri Western State University Professional Science Graduate Programs," University of Missouri System, Columbia, MO. (April 17, 2012).

Huff, H. C., Gaines, C. R., Caldwell, B., Heartland Undergraduate Biochemistry Forum, "Development of a generic system to monitor GST fusion proteins and their interactions," University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. (November 19, 2011).

Caldwell, B."Use of a mock lab report to assess student understanding and comprehension of biochemistry laboratory methods," Presented at Student Centered Education in the Molecular Life Sciences II, University of Richmond (VA). (July 22, 2011).

Torres y Torres, J., Ducey, M., Caldwell, B., Experimental Biology 2011, "Dual Credit General Chemistry: a model university-high school collaborative effort," FASEB/American Society for Biochemistry and Molecule Biology, Washington, D.C.. (April 11, 2011).

King, M., Turner, H., Caldwell, B., Experimental Biology 2011, "Examining albumin's esterase activity for use in the biochemistry teaching laboratory," FASEB/American Society for Biochemistry and Molecule Biology, Washington, D.C.. (April 10, 2011).

Melton, A. D., King, S. L., Rawlings, T. C., King, M., Turner, H., Cozad, K. D., Janssen, B. M., Lane, C. E., Limle, A. B., Rogers, J. D., Caldwell, B., Woodford, J., 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, "Kinetic study of the esterase activity of albumins," American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA. (March 28, 2011).

Caldwell, B., Daggett, M., Experimental Biology 2010, "Development of a laboratory skills survey and assessment tool for use in the biochemistry teaching laboratory," American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Anaheim, CA. (April 24, 2010).
Awards
Governor's Award for Excellence in Education, MWSU/MO Coordinating Board for Higher Education. (April 22, 2009).

Governors Distinguished Professor Award, Missouri Western State University. (April 2008).
Outstanding Instructor Award, Disability Services, MWSU. (April 2007).

Liberal Arts and Science Council of Chairpersons Award, Missouri Western State University. (2003).

All-University Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award - Sciences, University of Virginia, 1995.

Funding
Caldwell, B., "GXP Workforce Training Laboratory," Sponsored by Department of Education, Federal, $285,000.00 to MWSU for purchase of laboratory equipment for the Christopher “Kit” Bond Science and Technology Incubator. (August 2009 - September 2010).

Caldwell, B. Applied Learning Initiative (MWSU) $50,000 to support the 2007 Summer Research Institute, May 2007

Caldwell, B., Ducey, M., "A Biochemical and Biophysical Examination of PAM-CD:P-CIP2 Binding: Engaging undergraduate students in an active biochemical research project.," Sponsored by Western Institute, Missouri Western State University, $5,000.00. (May 2006 - August 2006).

Caldwell, B. Applied Learning Initiative (MWSU) $25,000 to support the 2007 Summer Research Institute, March 2006

Caldwell, B. (Co-Principal), Baker, J. (Co-Principal), Eckdahl, T. (Principal), "Anti-tumor Drugs that Bind the DNA Minor Groove," Sponsored by National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, Federal, $132,000.00. (July 2003 - June 2006).

Caldwell, B., "The Summer Research Institute: Research Collaborations for Undergraduates and High School Students," Sponsored by Strategic Planning and Implementation Funds, Missouri Western State University, $15,000.00. (October 2003 - August 2004).

Caldwell, B. (Principal), Hiley, S. (Co-Principal), Wallner, A. (Co-Principal), "Cross course group projects using an NMR to simulate an industrial setting," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $99,000.00. (August 2000 - April 2002).

Caldwell, B. MWSU Foundation Grant for the purchase of an Ultrasonic Cell Disruptor, for use in the biochemistry laboratory curriculum and research purposes. $4000.00, April 2000.