MAJ Lannan teaches General Chemistry and is the course director for Human Physiology. In addition, he is involved with menotring cadets with their individual research, CH 489/490.
During his graduate studies MAJ Lannan worked for the center for chemical evolution, which focused on the chemistry associated with the emergence of life. His graduate research included the exploration of alternative milieus that enable functioning long-chain bio-molecules(biopolymers). He specialized in utilizing circular dichroism spectroscopy to analyze the thermodynamic and kinetic properties of g-quadruplex DNA, specifically, the human telomere sequence.
"Human Telomere Sequence DNA in Water-Free and High-Viscosity Solvents: G-Quadruplex Folding Governed by Kramers Rate Theory." F. M. Lannan; I.Mamajanov; N. V. Hud, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012.
Assessment of Mutations in Outer Membrane Proteins on the Fitness & Virulence of Acinetobacter baumanni., Jacob T. Scoggin, Valerie R. Coe, Christopher M. Husson, Nicholas A. Moran, MAJ Ford M. Lannan MS, COL Carl C. Brinkley PhD
Currently, MAJ Lannan is working with Colonel Carl Brinkley, one of the department’s microbiologists. The project involves investigating the Acinetobacter Baumannii pathogen, which has become quite pervasive among nosocomial infections of soldiers returning home wounded from Iraq.
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