Linda Johnston


Linda Johnston
Adjunct Professor

Office: 613-990-0973
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Studies of organic reactive intermediates using time-resolved techniques; photochemical generation and kinetic studies of carbocations and radical cations; diffuse reflectance laser flash photolysis studies of reactive intermediates in heterogeneous systems such as silica surfaces and zeolite cavities; electron transfer chemistry of photosensitizers used for medical applications; scanned probe microscopy (AFM, NSOM) studies of membrane bound proteins.

Selected publications

  • C. Weeraman, M. Chen, D. J. Moffatt, R. Lausten, A. Stolow and L. J. Johnston. A Combined Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation and Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Sphingomyelin-Cholesterol Monolayers. Langmuir, 28, 12999-13007, 2012
  • C. Yuan, M. Chen, D. F. Covey, L. J. Johnston, S. N. Treistman. Cholesterol Tuning of BK Channel Response Is Stereospecific and Is a Function of Accompanying Lipids. Plos One, 6, 327572, 2011
  • Y. A. Kim, D. M. Carter Ramirez, W. J. Costain, L. J. Johnston and R. Bittman. A New Tool to Assess Ceramide Bioactivity: 6-Bromo-7-hydroxycoumarinyl-caged Ceramide. Chem. Commun. 47, 9236-9238, 2011
  • C. Weeraman, S. A. Mitchell, R. Lausten, L. J. Johnston and A. Stolow. Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy Using Inverted Visible Pulses. Optics Express, 18, 11483-11494, 2010
  • R. S. Taylor, D. Vobornik, Z. Lu and L. J. Johnston. Damping Behavior of Bent Fiber NSOM Probes in Water. J. Ap. Physics, 107, 043526, 2010

Fields of Interest

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Microscopy
  • Bilayers
  • Biophysics
  • Membranes
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Photochemistry
  • Reactive intermediates
  • Bio-organic chemistry
  • Supported lipid bilayers
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