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Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Laura Grande

Laura Grande, M.S.




Holroyd Science Center 335

Laura Grande earned her Bachelor of the Arts degree with a major in both Chemistry and Biochemistry and a minor in Forensic Science from La Salle University in 2007. She then attained her Master of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2010. Her research at the University of Notre Dame used x-ray crystallography to study the disorder of small molecules bound to porphyrin molecules, and also involved helping to develop a new structural analysis technique, Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy (NRVS).

After graduate school, Ms. Grande started a tutoring business and also began teaching as an adjunct professor at several different universities, including Temple University, Immaculata University, Lancaster College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and La Salle. In Fall, 2011, she joined the full-time faculty of La Salle as a member of the Chemistry Department. She is responsible for coordinating the Chemistry for Health Sciences course, as well as teaching laboratory classes and Forensic Science.

Area of Expertise

  • Bioinorganic Chemistry – crystallographic disorder in metalloporphyrins


  • M.S., University of Notre Dame, 2010
  • B. A., La Salle University, 2007


  • CHL 111 and 112: General Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHL 161 Laboratory: Chemistry for the Health Sciences Laboratory
  • CHL 201 and 202: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHM 152: Forensic Science



“Dynamics of NO Motion in Solid-State [Co(tetraphenylporphinato)(NO)]” Grande, Laura M.; Noll, Bruce C.; Oliver, Allen G.; Scheidt, W. Robert. Inorganic Chemistry, 49, 6557 (2010).



“Crystalline Phase Changes in Metalloporphyrins” Grande, Laura M.; Noll, Bruce C.; Oliver, Allen G.; Scheidt, W. Robert. PINDU, November 14, 2009.

 “Temperature-Induced Order-Disorder in [Co(TPP)(NO)]” Grande, Laura M.; Noll, Bruce C.; Scheidt, W. Robert. PINDU, November 15, 2008.

“Synthesis and Luminescent Study of a Series of Cu(I)-Halide-Ligand Coordination Solids” Grande, Laura M.; Stoll, Sarah L.; Van Keuren, Edward; Bone, Alysia. ACS Meeting, March 25-29, 2007.

 “Synthesis and Characterization of a Copper(II) Oxime Hexanuclear Ladder” Grande, Laura M.; Prushan, Michael J. ACS Meeting, March 25-29, 2007.