Brian Rasley, Ph.D.

B.S., Chemistry, Arizona State University

M.A., Chemistry, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Georgetown University

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Joint appointment through:

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the College of Rural and Community Development

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Alaska Fairbanks

900 Yukon Drive

Room 192

Fairbanks, AK 99775-6160

Phone: 907-474-5029

Fax: 907-474-5640


Courses Taught


Chem 100 (Chemistry in Complex Systems)

Chem 103/104 (Basic General, Organic & Biochemistry)

Chem 105/106 (General Chemistry)

Chem 212 (Chemical Equilibrium and Analysis)

Chem 413 (Instrumental Chemistry Laboratory)

Research Interests


Metabolic Suppression Mechanisms

Inorganic/Organometallic Synthesis

Molecular Modeling of Organic and Organometallic Compounds

Environmental Chemistry

Service Activities


Faculty Advisor for the Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society

Recent Publications


McGill, Colin M., Swearingen, Kristian E., Drew, Kelly L., Rasley, Brian T., Green, Thomas K.

Reaction of Naphthalene-2,3-dialdehyde with Cyanide; A Unique Oxidative Condensation

Product J. Heterocyclic Chem., 42, 2005, 42(4), 475-481.

Drew, K.L., Pehek,E.A., Rasley, B.T., Ma, Y., Green, T.K. Sampling Glutamate and GABA

with Microdialysis: How to get the Membrane Closer to the Synapse? J. Neuroscience

Methods 2004, 140, 127-131.

Braddock, J.F., K.A. Gannon and B.T. Rasley. 2004. Petroleum hydrocarbon-degrading

microbial communities in Beaufort–Chukchi Sea sediments. Final Report. OCS Study MMS

2004-061 University of Alaska Coastal Marine Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks and

USDOI, MMS, Alaska OCS Region, 38 p.