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Picture of Leah A. Chase Leah A. Chase Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry


  • University of Michigan—Flint Biology B.S. 1993
  • University of Minnesota Biochemistry, Biophysics and Ph.D. 1999
    • Neurochemistry
    • Molecular Biology

Research Interests

My research focuses on the ways that motor neurons (including those involved in Parkinson’s disease) are susceptible to damage resulting from oxidative stress. I am interested in the specific effects peroxide has on intrinsic transporter activity and the trafficking of the transporter to the plasma membrane of dopaminergic neurons.

Go to current research projects


  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Sigma Xi
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Contact Details

Phone: 616-395-7375
Fax: 616-395-7125
E-mail: chase@hope.edu
Office: Science Center 3106

Office Hours

Please email me to make an appointment.