Christian Traba

Christian Traba

Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics



  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Polymer Functionality
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry


  • Materials Science
  • Functional polymers
  • Drug and gene delivery
  • Antibacterial coatings
  • Cancer treatments


  • BS, Wagner College
  • MS, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • PhD, Stevens Institute of Technology

Academic Profile

I have always adopted innovative methods and approaches to teaching undergraduate and graduate curriculum both in the classroom and in a laboratory setting. I realize that teaching core fundamental ideas in chemistry and practices in connection with applications relevant to the societal and global impacts is very engaging to the studentsâ?T education. Over the past eight years, I have developed the curriculum for General Chemistry courses, Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Polymer Functionality, Medicinal Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, as well as their corresponding laboratories.

While at Fairleigh Dickinson University and functioning as Principal Investigator of the Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory, I have capitalized on my extensive scientific knowledge, excellent leadership skills, and ability to work either independently or in a collaborative setting.  These skills have been instrumental in receiving NIH AREA R15 funding, DOE Title V funding, 11 peer-reviewed publications, and 13 conference presentations/posters.

While functioning as the Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory Principal Investigator, I have been provided invaluable opportunities to manage several projects, which have involved both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplines. Additionally, this role has exposed me to various disciplines other than Chemistry, including: Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Physics; Microbiology; Biology; Biochemistry; and Materials Science, all demonstrating my ability to learn new ideas, my versatility, and ability to apply this knowledge to the lab.


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