Department of Chemistry

Brian A. Gabriel
Administrative Manager
Office: Room 124
Phone: 518-442-4648

Brian has been with the University since 2005 and he joined the Chemistry department in 2011. Brian is responsible for graduate student administration. He also manages the departmental finances and all personnel matters. Brian holds a BS degree in Business Administration.

Colin Henck
Undergraduate Laboratory Coordinator
Office: Room 309C
Phone: 518-442-4442

Colin joined the Chemistry Department in 2004. He is responsible for the management of the instructional undergraduate laboratories which include the large General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry laboratories. Colin holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry.

David S. Burz
Instrumentation Specialist
Office: B-36
Phone: 518-442-4413

Dave joined the Chemistry Department in 2005 as a Research Associate and as an Instrumentation Specialist in 2008. He is responsible for maintaining and repairing high-end teaching and research equipment and manages the NMR structural facility in the Chemistry building. Dave holds a B.A. and M.A. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Lan Huynh
Instructional Support Technician
Office: Room 116
Phone: 518-442-2622

Lan joined Chemistry in 2008 and provides technical instructional support for the organic chemistry laboratory curriculum. She earned her B.S. and M.S degree in chemistry.

Kathleen Saxton
Part-Time Lecturer
Office: Room 108
Phone: 518-442-4607

Kathleen joined the Chemistry department in 2014 and provides instructional support for the organic chemistry laboratory curriculum. Kathleen also teaches Gerneral Chemistry during the summer sessions. She holds a M.S. degree in Chemistry from Syracuse University.

Elizabeth Large
Research Adminstrator
Office: Room 115
Phone: 518-437-3773

Beth is a professional staff member with the Research Foundation who has her office on site in Chemistry. Beth works with Chemistry and other faculty administering the grant process. She has been with the Research Foundation since 1986. Beth holds a B.S. degree in Economics and is a member of NCUR.