Nuru Stracey

Nuru Stracey

Curriculum Fellow in the Therapeutics Graduate Program

Dr. Stracey is a bioinorganic chemist and the curriculum fellow for the Therapeutics Graduate Program at HMS. She has a great interest in using therapeutics to bring equity in health. Part of her mission as a CF is to incorporate discussions of health disparities in the TGP curricula (workshops, classes etc). She is also committed to projects that help improve science communication and elevate equity in learning.




PhD: in Inorganic Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Madison (Brunold Lab)

MSc in Inorganic Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Madison (Landis lab)

BSc in Chemistry at Yale University

Teaching/Work Experience:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Smith College

  • Introductory General Chemistry (CHM 111 and CHM 224)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 363)
  • Introductory Environmental Chemistry (CHM 108)
  • Principal Investigator for SURF (summer research fellowship program) 2018

Teaching Assistant (TA) and TA for Madison Initiative of Undergraduates (MIU) at UW-Madison (2009-2016)

  • Support for CHM 103, 104, Organic I
  • Designed Lab Packet and Study Guide
  • CHEM 103 and 104 courses (Lecture and Lab)


1. Tavares, N.K, Stracey,N.G, Brunold, T.C, Escalante-Semerena, J. C. The L-Thr kinase/ L-Thr-phosphate decarboxylase (CobD) enzyme from Methanosarcina mazei Gö1 contains metallocenters needed for optimal activity. Biochemistry 2019, 58 (30), 3260-3279.

2. Stracey, N., Costa, F. G., Escalante-Semerena, J. C., Brunold, T. C.; Spectroscopic Study of the EutT Adenosyltransferase from Listeria monocytogenes: Evidence for the Formation of a Four-Coordinate Cob (II) alamin Intermediate ; Biochemistry 2018, 57(34), 5088-5095

3. Obaid, A.H, Stracey, N.G, Incarvito, C.D, Mercado, B.Q, Parr, J.; Transfer hydrogenation of ketones catalyzed by complexes of ruthenium(II) with the heterotridentate [P,N,O] ligands (S)-2-[{2-(diphenylphosphanyl) benzylidene} amino]propan-1-ol, (S)-2-[{2-(diphenylphosphanyl)benzyl}amino] propan-1-ol or the [P,N,S] ligand (S)-2-(dimethylamino)-1-(diphenylphosphino)-3-(methylthio)propane; J. Organomet. Chem. 2017, 830, 74-84.

4. Fischer, A. A, Stracey, N.G, Fiedler, A.T, Brunold, T.B.; Synthesis, X-ray Structures, Electronic Properties, and O2/NO Reactivities of Thiol Dioxygenase Active-Site Models; Inorg. Chem.2016, 55 (22), 11839-11853.

Contact Information

Gordon Hall 316