Dr. Sandra L. Turchi

Dr. Sandra L. Turchi

Dr. Sandra L. Turchi

Biochemistry, Professor


Additional Information

Courses Taught

  • Biochemistry I and II
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Introductory Chemistry Recitation/Laboratory
  • General, Organic and Biochemistry I and II


  • B.A. Chemistry - Rosemont College, 1964
  • M.S. Biology - Villanova University, 1968
  • M.S. Chemistry - Villanova University, 1981
  • Ph.D. Chemistry - Villanova University, 1983

Research Interests

Dr. Turchi's research interests are in the areas of enzyme isolation and characterization, protein expression and macro-molecular characterization. Research projects include: 1) characterization of the glucan produced by an enzyme, glucosyl-transferase; 2) studies to determine the thermophilic nature of enzymes isolated from fungi that grow at temperatures in excess of 40­C; and, 3) biochemical education. Laboratory techniques commonly used are SEM, chromatography (LC, HPLC, and GC), and electrophoresis. She has published numerous papers and made several presentations at scientific meetings.

About Dr. Sandra L. Turchi

Dr. Sandra L. Turchi joined the chemistry department in September of 1983. Before coming to Millersville University, Dr. Turchi taught at and chaired the Chemistry Department at Avila College, Kansas City, MO and taught chemistry in the University College of Villanova University. She has served on key campus committees such as, the Safety Committee and the Faculty Grants Committee which she chaired. In addition, she served on and chaired the Sabbatical Leave and Tenure and Promotion committees. She has chaired the chemistry department from 1990-1999, 2002-present.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Turchi is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, as well as American Chemical Society, the American Society for Microbiology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.