Marisa C. Buzzeo

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Marisa Buzzeo is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Barnard College and a graduate of the class of 2001. Prior to her faculty position, Buzzeo was a visiting research scientist at Columbia University’s nanocenter and a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology, in the laboratory of Prof. Jacqueline K. Barton (BC ’74). Marisa completed her graduate studies in physical chemistry at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. Richard G. Compton. Her research program at Barnard is focused on the use of electrochemical techniques to examine fundamental properties and potential sensing applications of naturally redox-active biological systems.


National Science Foundation

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

Barnard College Presidential Research Award

The Sally Chapman Fund

Barnard College Office of the Provost

Academic Focus: 

Physical Biological Chemistry




CHEM BC3252 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

CHEM BC3254 Methods and Applications in Physical Chemistry

CHEM BC2002 General Chemistry II

CHEM BC3338 Quantitative and Instrumental Techniques Laboratory

CHEM BC3365 Integrated Chemistry Laboratory I

CHEM BC3901/3902 Senior Honors Thesis 

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Professional Affiliations: 

American Chemical Society

Bioelectrochemical Society

Presentations / Recent Lectures: 

Exploring the Physiological Role of Selenium Redox Chemistry, 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2015

Electrochemical Reactivity of Selenocystine, Boston Regional Inorganic Colloquium, Boston University, October 25, 2014


Sokolovskaya, O.; Magyar, J. S.; Buzzeo, M. C.; Electrochemical Behavior of Cytochrome c552 from a Psychrophilic Microorganism, J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 18829-18835.

Capozzi, B.; Chen, Q.; Darancet, P.; Buzzeo, M.; Neaton, J. B.; Nuckolls, C.; Venkataraman, L. Tunable Charge Transport in Single-Molecule Junctions via Electrolytic Gating, Nano Letters 2014, 14, 1400-1404.

Cantalupo, S. C.; Lum, J. S.; Buzzeo, M. C.; Moore, C.; DiPasquale, A. G.; Rheingold, A. L.; Doerrer, L. H. Three-Coordinate Late Transition Metal Fluorinated Alkoxide Complexes, Dalton Transactions 2010, 39, 374-383.

Gorodetsky, A. A.; Buzzeo, M. C.; Barton, J. K. DNA-Mediated Electrochemistry, Bioconjugate Chem. 2008, 19, 2285-2296.

Buzzeo, M. C.; Barton, J. K. Redmond Red as a Redox Probe for the DNA-mediated Detection of Abasic Sites, Bioconjugate Chem. 2008, 19, 2110-2112.


804A Altschul Hall
(212) 854-0026

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B.A., Barnard College (Chemistry), cum laude

DPhil, University of Oxford (Physical Chemistry)

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