Timothy P. Causgrove


Curriculum Vitae

Work address

Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences

Unit 5802

6300 Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Phone:  361-825-2399

Fax:  361-825-2315

E-mail:  tim.causgrove@tamucc.edu

Educational Record

1982:  B.S. in Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1988:  Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Iowa State University of Science & Technology

Thesis Advisor: Walter S. Struve

1989-1991:  Post-doctoral associate, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Advisor:  Robert E. Blankenship

Topic:  Energy transfer in photosynthetic systems

1991-1994:  Post-doctoral fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Advisor: R. Brian Dyer

Topic:  Time-resolved infrared absorption in protein dynamics and protein folding

Professional Appointments

1994-1999:  Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

1999-2002:  Associate Professor, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

2002-2003:  Professor, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

2003-Present:  Associate Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX

Honors and Awards

1982 - B.S. Degree with Distinction

1982-1983 - Industrial Scholarship, Iowa State University

1987-1988 - William E. Catron Research Scholar, Iowa State University

1991-1994:  Director’s Post-doctoral Fellowship, LANL

Research Support - Grants Awarded as Principal Investigator

  1. “RUI:  Application of Temperature-Derivative Spectroscopy to Protein Folding”, National Science Foundation Research Grant, $171,305, September 2006 – September 2009, PI

  2. “Application of Temperature-Derivative Spectroscopy to Proton Transfer”, Texas Research Development Fund (TRDF), $22,200, September 2006 – September 2007

  3. “Contribution of Charged Side Chains to alpha-Helix Stability:  Charge Cluster Formation”, $2,685, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College Research Enhancement Grant

  4. “Side Chain Stabilization of Protein Helices”, Texas Excellence Fund, $16,710

  5. “Equilibrium and Kinetics of the Folding of Designed beta-turn Peptides” , $6,126, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Research Enhancement Grant

Teaching Experience

Physical Chemistry I and II, General Chemistry I and II, General Physics I and II, Introductory Chemistry, Introductory Physics, Physical Biochemistry (undergraduate level)


Ad-hoc reviewer for Journal of Molecular Modeling, past reviewer for NSF grant applications, Journal of Physical Chemistry


Publications are listed on a separate page.  As of Nov. 2013, 22 research articles and several conference proceedings

Curriculum Vitae