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Dr. Deana Jaber
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Contact Information

Caruthers Hall
(703) 284-6535

Academic Credentials

B.A., Mount Holyoke College
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Teaching Areas:
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II

Research Interests:
  • Catalysis of metal carbene transformations using dirhodium catalysts
  • Novel synthetic methodologies
At Marymount, Dr. Deana Jaber is engaged in teaching as well as research with undergraduate students. She strives to use technology to enhance teaching in both the classroom and the laboratory. She is actively involved with undergraduate research where students are engaged in organic synthesis projects. This includes helping them learn how to use the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) instrument that she is maintaining with the help of undergraduate students. Dr. Jaber has presented at local and national conferences on a variety of topics related to organic synthesis and organometallics.
Dr. Jaber has been a member of the Marymount’s faculty since 2011. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemisty at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, in 2005. After that, she spent a year working at the state-of-the-art Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases in Singapore where she was involved in drug-discovery research on tuberculosis and dengue fever. In 2011, Dr. Jaber received her doctoral degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park, under the supervision of Dr. Michael P. Doyle.

Dr. Jaber is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society), and Phi Beta Kappa.