Kermit R. Mercer, B.S.

Kermit R. Mercer, B.S.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 712
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 275-6007
Office: (585) 275-4249

Research Bio

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (epr) research and instrumentation. Development of microwave apparatus, x-ray generators, helium temperature dewar assemblies and high vacuum equipment to enable epr sample characteristics to be measured at various temperatures and at both x-band frequencies (10 GHz) and at Q-band frequencies (35 GHz).

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 8 available »

Sutton KA, Black PJ, Mercer KR, Garman EF, Owen RL, Snell EH, Bernhard WA. "Insights into the mechanism of X-ray-induced disulfide-bond cleavage in lysozyme crystals based on EPR, optical absorption and X-ray diffraction studies." Acta crystallographica. Section D, Biological crystallography. 2013 69(Pt 12):2381-94. Epub 2013 Nov 19.
2010 Jul 22
Peoples AR, Mercer KR, Bernhard WA. "What fraction of DNA double-strand breaks produced by the direct effect is accounted for by radical pairs?" The journal of physical chemistry. B. 2010 Jul 22; 114(28):9283-8.
1997 May
Mroczka NE, Mercer KR, Bernhard WA. "The effects of lattice water on free radical yields in X-irradiated crystalline pyrimidines and purines: a low-temperature electron paramagnetic resonance investigation." Radiation research. 1997 May; 147(5):560-8.
Krzyminiewski, R.; Bernhard, W.A.; Mercer, K.R.;. "Conversion of free radicals upon annealing of X-irradiated single crystal of cholest-4-en-3-one". Radiat. Phys. Chem. 1995; 45(3): 883-888. Link
1994 Nov
Bernhard WA, Barnes J, Mercer KR, Mroczka N. "The influence of packing on free radical yields in crystalline nucleic acids: the pyrimidine bases." Radiation research. 1994 Nov; 140(2):199-214.

Current Appointments

Associate (Part-Time) - Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (SMD) - Primary


BS | Not Classifiable | SUNY Coll at Brockport1971