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Sheryl Dykstra

Teaching Professor
Sheryl Dykstra

Sheryl Dykstra

Professional Appointments and Affiliations

Director of Undergraduate Organic and Instrumentation Laboratories

Assistant Head for Undergraduate Outreach


211 Whitmore Laboratory

University Park, PA 16802


Ph.D., Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008

B.S., Biochemistry, Grove City College, 2003


Dr. Dykstra currently teaches Chem 213W, Organic Chemistry Laboratory, as well as a variety of organic lecture courses such as Chem 202, Chem 212, and Chem 430.

Selected Publications:

Boonyarattanakalin, S., Hu, J., Dykstra-Rummel, S., August, A., and Peterson, B. R. “Endocytic Delivery of Vancomycin Mediated by a Synthetic Cell Surface Receptor: Rescue of Bacterially Infected Mammalian Cells and Tissue Targeting In Vivo” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 268-269.

Boonyarattanakalin, S., Martin, S. E., Dykstra, S. A. and Peterson, B. R. “Synthetic Mimics of Small Mammalian Cell Surface Receptors” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 16379-16386.