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Eckerd College
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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Dr. Wayne C. Guida

Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry

Wayne Guida guidawc@eckerd.edu

Dr. Guida earned his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees from the University of South Florida. After postdoctoral work at Duke University, he joined the Eckerd College faculty for the first time in 1976. He remained at Eckerd until 1985, where he and his students published papers describing their research in organic chemistry. He then became a Senior Research Associate at Columbia University, working in the area of computational chemistry, and later joined Ciba Pharmaceuticals in Summit, New Jersey where he was responsible for a structural biochemistry and biochemical profiling group. Dr. Guida returned to Eckerd College in 1999 to teach biochemistry. His recent research has focused on structure-based enzyme inhibitor design using computational and experimental methods.

Dr. Guida now works as a professor of chemistry at the University South Florida

Chemistry at Eckerd

The Chemistry Department at Eckerd College offers Bachelor's degrees in chemistry, including a chemistry degree certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). We are one of only two Florida colleges where a student can earn an ACS-certified biochemistry degree. Our students have gone on to careers in fields such as forensics, atmospheric chemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry as well as DNA structural research, cosmetic chemistry, and medicine. We've even graduated a professional baseball player and a college president!

The James Center

Center for Molecular and Life Sciences

Equipped with the latest in eco-conscious innovations, educational technology and scientific instrumentation, the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences will advance our efforts to prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the sciences, and will quickly become the hub of the Natural Sciences at Eckerd College. Discover the James Center.