In Memoriam

Helen Conrad Davies

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Department: Microbiology

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203 B Johnson Pavilion
3610 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6076
Office: (215) 898-8733
Fax: (215) 573-9068
M.S. (Biochemistry)
University of Rochester, 1950.
University of Pennsylvania, 1960.
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Description of Research Expertise


Dr. Davies serves as the academic coordinator for the Department of Microbiology, and has served as Associate Dean for Students and Housestaff Affairs in the School of Medicine. Her research interest is in the biochemistry of prokaryotic organisms, with particular focus on bacterial energetics, electron transfer, and the cytochrome system. Her educational focus is on the recruitment, mentoring, and retention of minority group members and women in biomedical careers, and she is available for career counselling for medical, graduate, and undergraduate students.

Selected Publications

Bolgiano B, Davies HC, Poole RK.: Using the bacterium, Paracoccus denitrificans and other 'runaway mitochondria' as classroom models for respiratory electron transport studies. Biochem Soc Trans. 19((4)): 976-81, Nov 1991.

Smith L, Davies HC: The reactions of the oxidase and reductases of Paracoccus denitrificans with cytochromes c. (Review) J Bioenerg Biomembr. 23((2)): 303-19, Apr 1991.

Bolgiano B, Smith L, Davies HC.: Electron transport reactions in a cytochrome c-deficient mutant of Paracoccus denitrificans. Biochim Biophys Acta. 973((2)): 227-34, Feb 28 1989.

Bolgiano B, Smith L, Davies HC.: Kinetics of the interaction of the cytochrome c oxidase of Paracoccus denitrificans with its own and bovine cytochrome c. Biochim Biophys Acta. 933((2)): 22341-50, Apr 1988.

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