Edward Ferroni, PhD

Edward Ferroni, PhD

Chemistry and Biochemistry


Emeritus – Chemistry/Biochemistry

BenU faculty starting 1985
Professor, Chemistry
Biochemistry and Chemistry

Ph.D. – Indiana University School of Medicine (1983)
B.S. – Wheeling College (1975)

Courses Taught
Principles of Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Intermediary Metabolism, Protein Biochemistry Laboratory

Awards and Recognition:

  • College of Science Dean’s Award for Service, 2007
  • College of Science Dean’s Award for Leadership, 2010
  • College of Science Dean’s Award for Teaching, 2011

Research Area:
Organophosphate ester synthesis; chemistry of rabbit muscle aldolase

Research Grants and Funding:
National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (NSF-MRI).  Principle Investigator.
Acquisition of an Isothermal Calorimeter, $52,500 + $ 17,500 matching funds, 2000 – 2003.

Professional Activities:
Member, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Research Students:

  • Timothy Murray, BMB major
  • Estefania Garcia, Chemistry
  • Owais Hameed, 2013, BMB
  • Anam Siddiqui, 2013, BMB
  • Jacob Zwart, 2012, Chemistry
  • Ryan Mathew, 2011, Health Science
  • Ankit Parikh, 2011, BMB
  • Nida Akhter , 2010, Biology
  • Anam Arshad, 2010, Health Science
  • Jessica Jarosz, 2010, BMB
  • Ruel Mendoza, 2010, BMB
  • Syeda Ali, 2009, BMB
  • Haley Lewis, 2009, BMB
  • Megan Nakra, 2009, Health Science
  • Rana Salem, 2009, Biochemistry
  • Caroline Venta, 2009, Chemistry
  • Saroj Banga, 2008, Molecular Biology
  • Alan Rich, 2008, Health Science
  • Mark Sabino, 2008, Chemistry
  • Neal Andruska, 2007, Biochemistry
  • Abida Banu, 2006, Biochemistry
  • Bridget Banach, 2005, Biochemistry
  • Gustavo Gomez, 2005, Biochemistry
  • David Mullan, 2005, Biochemistry
  • Brian Hamilton, 2004, Biochemistry
  • Jonathan Renn, 2004, Biochemistry
  • Thomas Ruginis , 2003, Molecular Biology

(Note that student authors are bolded.)


  • Binding of Organic Monophosphates to Dihydroxyacetone Phosphate Sites of Rabbit Muscle Aldolase by Ferroni, E.L., Harper, E.T., and Fife, W.K., Fed. Proc., 41(4), 3735, March 5, 1982
  • Evaluation of Kinetic Isotope Effects on the Kinetic Parameters for the Action of E. Coli Asparaginase on Good Substrates, by Ferroni, E.L., and Schowen, R.L., ACS Midwest Regional Meeting, November, 1983
  • Alkaline Phosphatase Kinetics, by Ferroni, E.L., ACS Fall National Meeting, Education Division, New York, New York, August, 1991
  • A Three-Step Preparation of Dihydroxyacetone Phosphate Dimethyl Acetal by Svoboda, R. A.Jodlowski, C. R., and Ferroni, E. L., The FASEB Journal, 13(7), A1351, Abstract No. 119,  1999
  • Analysis of the Binding of Peptide Fragments Corresponding to the Putative Platelet Recognition Sequences of Fibrinogen and the Integrin αIIbβ3 by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry by Hughes, K. E., Kucera, N. J., Koliou, P., Moy, H. P., Ferroni, E. L., Gartner, T. K., and Taylor, D. B., The FASEB Journal, 17(5), A1364, Abstract No. 866.19, 2003
  • Evidence that the Mechanism of LSARLAF-Induced αIIbβ3 Dependent Outside-In Signal Transduction in Platelets is not Dependent on Dimerization of αIIbβ3 Complexes by Peksa, R. L., Siomos, V. J., Sward, B. D., Koliou, P., Kucera, N. J., Moy, H. P., Cho, M. J., Gartner, T. K., Jackson, C. W., Ferroni, E. L., Winkler, E. M., and Taylor, D. B., The FASEB Journal, 17(5), A1364, Abstract No. 866.20, 2003
  • Design, Synthesis and Characterization of a Putative M-CSF Peptide Mimetic by Ahed, J., Klauseger, K., Kucera, N., Moy, P., Ruginis, T., Taher, S., Ferroni, E., Gartner, T. K., Wilson, A., and Taylor, D., The FASEB Journal, 18(8), C80, Abstract No. 33.20, 2004


  • Sonnenberger, D.C., Ferroni, E.L., Visible Spectrophotometric Determination of the Partition Coefficient of Methyl Violet, A Microscale Experiment, Journal of Chemical Education, 66, 91-92, 1989
  • Ferroni, E.L., and Letang, K.M., Calibration of Air Displacement Pipets, Journal of Chemical Education, 66, 596, 1989
  • Ferroni, E.L., Harper, E.T., and Fife, W.K., Slow Reversible Inhibition of Rabbit Muscle Aldolase by D-Erythrulose 1-Phosphate, Biochemical and Biophysical ResearchCommunications, 176, 511-516, 1991
  • Meehan, J.M., Ferroni, E.L., and Budrik, L., A Mathematical Solution to a Chemical Engineering Problem, The UMAP Journal, 13(1), 3-12, 1992
  • A Three-Step Preparation of Dihydroxyacetone Phosphate Dimethyl Acetal by Ferroni, E.L., DiTella, V., Ghanayem, N., Jeske, R., Jodlowski, C., O’Connell, M., Sytrsky, J., Venkataraman, A., and Winkler, B.M., Journal of Organic Chemistry, 64, 4943-4945, 1999