Dr. Sylvia Ellen McLain

BSc (Tenn), MSc (Tenn), PhD (Tenn)
Sylvia McLain was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee and received her Bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of Tennessee in 1994.  As undergraduate, she worked as a fisheries field technician at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and doing ichthyology research with Prof. David Etnier.  After four years as a genetics technician in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department (University of Tennessee) in the laboratory of Prof. GF McCracken, she returned to the University and received her Master's degree in Science Education under the supervision of Dr. CT Melear in 1999 and her PhD in Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. JFC Turner and Dr. CJ Benmore in 2004, on structural investigations of on superacids in the liquid phase and inorganic synthesis of silver fluorides in anhydrous HF and F2 solvents.

She was awarded an independent US-National Science Foundation International Postdoctoral fellowship at the ISIS Facility (STFC, UK) where she worked with Dr. AK Soper.  She then moved back to the US for a Clifford G. Shull Fellowship at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) Oak Ridge National Lab in 2007 and returned to the UK and was appointed as a Wellcome Trust Fellow at King's College London in 2009.

Sylvia is a University Research Lecturer within the Department of Biochemistry and a College Lecturer at St. Peter's College where she tutors biochemistry and biophysics. 

St Peter's College (New Inn Hall Street)

She moved to the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford in October 2011.

New Biochemistry Building

Contact Details:
New Biochemistry, 10-012a
South Parks Road,
Oxford, OX1 3QU

email: sylvia.mclain@bioch.ox.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 1865 613 279

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