Paul Reisberg

Adjunct Assistant Professor Chemistry Department

email: preisberg@wellesley.edu

phone: 781 283 3041

office: Science Center 580

Taj

Me and my sister

 

 

My son David Marrying Katie

Daughter Kris and Senator Warren

Wife Rachelle

New Knee

Marrying off my sister-in-law

rabbi for a day

 

 

 

Trip to China  
 

 

 

Religious Thoughts

History

  • Born in Brooklyn 1951
  • Grew up in Massapequa, N.Y. Seinfeld was in my sister's class
  • Studied chemistry at R.P.I. worried more about Viet Nam than chemistry
  • Graduate work at Rice University in Biochemistry with John S. Olson where I studied hemoglobin
  • Post Doctoral work at Berkeley with Ken Sauer where I did picosecond studies of photosynthesis
  • Married, my wife Rachelle sho works at Northeastern University where she is the Director of Women in Engineering
  • We had two children while I've worked part time for: the Nuclear Freeze, Strategic Simulations Incorporated, Medication Services Incorporated, Cal. St. Univ. at Hayward, Science Discovery Museum and presently Wellesley College

 

Science Discovery Museum

Personal Interests

 

I played with the Wellesley Table Tennis team, am active in the Unitarian Church, play strategy games with my kids, take walks through local conservation land, and particularly enjoy watching my students and kids perform in athletic events, music and dance recitals etc.

 

Mycophilia large chicken mushroom

I played Lazer Wolf in the Open Door Theater's production of Fiddler on the Roof. My daughter was also in the show. I sometimes sing with the Acton Community Chorus and the Sounds of Stow.

Scientific Interests

 

In a broad sense I have been interested in "the secrets of life" since I was a child staring for hours through the microscopic watching pond organisms swim around. I wanted to know how chemicals could work together to make up a living thing. So, I went into biochemistry to find out. At the present, I'm particularly fascinated in the origin of life, prebiotic chemistry, early metabolisms, and cellular automata. Molecular modeling, bioenergetics, hemoglobin, photosynthesis and the biochemical treatment of disease are also areas I find especially interesting.

 

Presently Teaching


Spring 2014 Chem 102 Understanding Drugs