Keith J. Stine
Keith J. Stine was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1962 and grew up in New Jersey. He received his BS from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1984 and his Ph.D. in 1988 from MIT under the direction of Carl W. Garland. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA in the lab of Charles M. Knobler. He joined the UMSL faculty in 1990. He served as Chair of the Faculty Senate and University Assembly for two years and was appointed department chair in August 2019. Dr. Stine's research effort involves studies of modified surfaces and nanostructures. The surface modification of nanostructures is pursued with a focus on their prospective applications in bioanalytical chemistry such as in immunoassays, sensors, or in separations. Other projects concern the study of lipid monolayers and bilayers as models of processes occurring at the surface of cell membranes, and the use of these monolayers in molecular recognition studies. Collaborative efforts related to the automated synthesis of carbohydrates are also a focus.