Marvin R. Rich, Ph.D.


1969 B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1977 M.S., New York University
1982 Ph.D., New York University

Professional Experience:

Research Scientist, Molecules of Life Project, MAP Program, NYU
Teacher of Science and Mathematics, New York City Board of Education
Teacher Liasson, Science Education Department, New York University
Visiting Scientist, Department of Biology, New York University

Selected Publications:

Jordan, T., Kallenbach, N. and M.Rich (2001) Using Computer-based Molecular Graphics in a Science Course for Non-Majors. NYU Connect, Nov. 5, 2001.

M. Rich, and J.S. Evans (1996) Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Adipocyte Lipid-Binding Protein: Effect of Electrostatics and Acyl Chain Unsaturation. Biochemistry 35, 1506-1515.

M. Rich (1996) The Art of Molecular Modeling. In, Art Journal No. 1(Spring). Contemporary Art and the Genetic Code, Ellen K. Levy, guest ed. with Berta M. Sichel.

M. Rich (1993) Conformational Analysis of Arachidonic and Related Fatty Acids Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1178, 87-96.

M. Rich, G. Ferrara, S.S. Brody (1992) Effects of pH on hematoporphyrin binding to monolayer and bilayer membranes. Biochim. Biohys. Acta, 1104, 269-272.

M. Rich, R. DeStrulle, G. Ferrara, S.S.Brody (1992) Dihydroxy-carotenoids inhibit Phototoxicity in Paramecium Caudatum. Photochem. Photobio.26, 413-418.

S.S. Brody, D. Simpson and M. Rich (l987) "Distribution of Cis-trans Carotene in Pigment-Protein Fractions of Photosystem I and II.", Zeit. f. Naturforschg. 43c, 577-580

S.S. Brody, L. Stelzig, G. Ferraro and M. Rich (l987) "Use of Elevated Pressure to Promote the Difference in Permeability of Adriamycin (C) and Hematoporphyrin between Neoplastic and Normal Lung Cells", Cancer Biochem. Biophys. 9 (2), l33-1l38,

Rich M and Brody SS (1982) Role of various carotenoids in mediating electron transfer sensitized by chlorophyll and pheophytin. FEBS Lett 143: 45-48

S.S. Brody, J.J. Mitnick and M. Rich (1986) "Chlorophyll-Carotenoid Complexes as a Model for the Reaction Center of Photosystem I of Photosynthesis", J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Transactions 82,2245-2248.

Rich M and Brody SS (1981) A quantitative comparison of chlorophyll bilayers formed with and without solvent. Photochem Photobiol 33: 271-274

Rich M and Brody SS (1978) Symmetric and asymmetric bilayers of retinal. Zeit f Naturforschg 33c: 735-738


Research Interests:

Applications of molecular dynamics simulations and scientic visualization in the study of molecular system, applications of internet in K-12 and undergraduate science education, Chime and VRML development and applications in chemistry.