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Dr. Amy Millsap

Assistant Professor
Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology Department
Office: York 316
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8013900 College St, Box 8013BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4464(254) 295-4464
Subjects Taught: Organic Chemistry I & II, Chemistry and Society, Chemistry Seminar - Capstone III, General Chemistry II
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. Chemistry with emphasis in Biochemistry and Toxicology from Vanderbilt University; B.S. in Biochemistry from Olivet Nazarene University; Associates in Science Richland College of DCCCD


  • Arindam Bose, Amy D. Millsap, Arnie DeLeon, Carmelo J. Rizzo, Ashis K. Basu. Translesion Synthesis of N2-2′-Deoxyguanosine Adduct of the Dietary Mutagne IQ in Human Cells: Error-Free Replication by DNA Polymerases κ and mutagenic bypass by DNA Polymerases η, ζ, and Rev1, Chemical Research in Toxicology, 2016, 29 (9), 1549-1559
  • Arindam Bose, Paritosh Pande, Vijay P. Jasti, Amy D. Millsap, Edward K.  Hawkins, Carmelo J. Rizzo, Ashis K. Basu. DNA polymerases κ and ζ cooperatively perform mutagenic translesion synthesis of the C8– 2′-deoxyguanosine adduct of the dietary mutagen IQ in human cells, Nucleic Acids Research, 201543 (17), 8340-8351.  
  • Katya V. Petrova, Amy D. Millsap, Donald F. Stec, and Carmelo J. Rizzo. Characterization of the Deoxyguanosine–Lysine Cross-Link of Methylglyoxal, Chemical Research in Toxicology, 2014, 27 (6), 1019-1029.  

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Recipient of Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Fellowship, Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, Vanderbilt University, 2009-2012.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society (9 years, member)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (3 years, member)
  • National Science Teacher’s Association (3 years, member)  
  • International Society for Technology in Education (2 years, member)