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Hasina Saraha, Ph.D.

Hasina  Saraha
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • LB Course Subject Area: Chemistry
  • Holmes Hall, E-193B
  • 919 E. Shaw Lane
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • (517) 355-4190


  • LB 171
  • LB 171L
  • LB 172
  • LB 172L


I joined the Lyman Briggs College as an Academic Specialist in the 2018-2019 school year, and am part of the chemistry faculty team. Though general chemistry is often thought of as an introductory course, I believe that label does not fully encompass the foundational education students receive. This series of courses really represents a space in which students are able to develop their skills for scientific argumentation (claim-evidence-reasoning), understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts, and nourish student's sense of curiosity via experimental design. Additionally, both the laboratory and lecture settings allow students to build community as they are encouraged to work collaboratively together on various course projects. I believe, as a team, we strive toward providing students with a fruitful, supportive, unique, and engaging education environment.


  • Ph.D., Chemistry (Organic), Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit, MI
  • B.S., Summa cum laude, Chemistry, Biology, Eastern Michigan University


  • Arbour, C. A.; Kondasinghe, T. D.; Saraha, H. Y.; Vorlicek, T. L.; Stockdill, J. L. Epimerization-Free Access to C-Terminal Cysteine Peptide Acids, Carboxamides, Secondary Amides, and Esters via Complimentary Strategies. Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 350–355. DOI: 10.1039/C7SC03553E
  • Arbour, C. A.; Saraha, H. Y.; McMillan, T. F.; Stockdill, J. L. Exploiting the MeDbz Linker to Generate Protected or Unprotected C-Terminally Modified Peptides. Chem. Eur. J.  2017, 23, 12484–12488. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201703380
  • Saraha, H. Y.;‡ Kondasinghe, T. D.;‡ Odeesho S. B.; Stockdill, J. L. Direct Palladium-Mediated On-Resin Disulfide Formation from Allocam Protected Peptides. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 2914–2918. DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00536A