Mary Sever

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Horman, S.R.; Janas, M.M.; Litterst, C.; Wang, B.; MacRae, I.J.; Sever, M.S.; Morrisey, D.V.; Graves, P.; Luo, B.; Umesalma, S.; Qi, H.H.; Miraglia, L.J; Novina, C.D.; Orth, A.P.  Akt-Mediated Phosphorylation of Argonaute 2 Downregulated Clevage and Upregulates Translational Repression of MicroRNA Targets. Molecular Cell 2013, 50(3), 356-367. DOI:10.1016/j.molcel.2013.03.015 PMID:23603119 PMCID:PMC3654076

Berezhna, S. Y.; Supekova, L.; Sever, M. J.; Schultz, P. G.; Deniz, A. A. Dual regulation of hepatitis C viral RNA by cellular RNAi requires partitioning of Ago2 to lipid droplets and P-bodies. RNA 2011, 17, 1831-1845. DOI:10.1261/rna.2523911 PMID:21868483 PMCID:PMC3185916

Sever, M.J.; Wilker, J.J. Absorption Spectroscopy and Binding Constants for First-Row Transition Metal Complexes of a DOPA-Containing Peptide. Dalton Transactions 2006, (6), 813-822. DOI:10.1039/B509586G PMID:16437176!divAbstract

Weisser, J.T.; Nilges, M.J.; Sever, M.J.; Wilker, J.J. EPR Investigations and Spectral Simulations of Iron-Catecholate Complexes and Iron-Peptide Models of Marine Adhesive Cross-Links. Inorganic Chemistry 2006, 45(19), 7736-7747. DOI:10.1021/ic060685p PMID:16961365

Sever, M.J.; Weisser, J.T.; Monahan, J.; Srinivasan, S.; Wilker, J.J. Metal-Mediated Cross-Linking in the Generation of a Marine Mussel Adhesive. Angewandte Chemie, International Edition 2004, 43(4), 447-450. DOI:10.1002/anie.200352759 PMID:14735531

Sever, M.J.; Wilker, J.J. Visible Absorption Spectra of Metal-Catecholate and Metal-Tironate Complexes. Dalton Transactions 2004, (7), 1061-1072. DOI:10.1039/B315811J PMID:15252685!divAbstract

Sever, M.J.; Wilker, J.J. Synthesis of Peptides Containing DOPA (3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine). Tetrahedron, 2001, 57(29), 6139-6146.


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B.A., Knox College

Ph.D., Purdue University

In the News

This summer, faculty in Barnard’s Chemistry Department were awarded major federal grants that will support them, individually and collaboratively, as they research a variety of topics.

In the summer and fall of 2017, Barnard's exceptional faculty were awarded multiple prestigious research grants and fellowships.

Four chemistry professors, Rachel Austin, Mary SeverChristina Vizcarra, and Andrew Crowther have been awarded National Science Foundation grants.