Marisa C. Buzzeo

Associate Professor of Chemistry




Office Hours TBA
Altschul 804A


Marisa Buzzeo is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Barnard College and a graduate of the class of 2001. Prior to her faculty position, Buzzeo was a visiting research scientist at Columbia University’s nanocenter and a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology, in the laboratory of Prof. Jacqueline K. Barton (BC ’74). Marisa completed her graduate studies in physical chemistry at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. Richard G. Compton. Her research program at Barnard is focused on the use of electrochemical techniques to examine fundamental properties and potential sensing applications of naturally redox-active biological systems.

  • B.A., Barnard College (Chemistry)
  • DPhil, University of Oxford (Physical Chemistry)

  • Physical Biological Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Biosensing

  • CHEM BC3252 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • CHEM BC3242 Quantitative Analysis 
  • CHEM BC1003 Chemical Problem Solving
  • CHEM BC3254 Methods and Applications in Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM BC3338 Quantitative and Instrumental Techniques Laboratory
  • CHEM BC3901/3902 Senior Honors Thesis 

  • Gladys Brooks Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Barnard College Presidential Research Award
  • American Chemical Society Chemistry Ambassador

  • American Chemical Society
  • Bioelectrochemical Society
  • Electrochemical Society

  • National Science Foundation
  • American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
  • Barnard College Presidential Research Award
  • The Sally Chapman Fund
  • Barnard College Office of the Provost

Electrochemical Reactivity of Biological Selenium Analytes, 36th Reaction Mechanisms Conference, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, June 2016. 

Electroanalysis of Biological Selenium Analytes, 16th International Conference on Electroanalysis, Bath, England, June 2016.

Electrochemical Behavior of Selenocystine at Gold Substrates, 229th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, San Diego, CA, May 2016.

Going with the Flow: Tracking Electrons in Biological Systems, Raising the Bar, Barnard College 125th Anniversary Lecture Mini-Series, New York, NY, June 2015

Electrochemical Characterization of Selenium-modified Gold Surfaces, 250th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2015.

Walker, L. M.; Karnaukh, E. A.; Dewan, F.; Buzzeo, M. C. Voltammetric Behavior of Selenocystine at Modified Gold Substrates, Electrochem. Commun. 201669, 28-31.

Sokolovskaya, O. M.; Magyar, J. S.; Buzzeo, M. C.; Electrochemical Behavior of Cytochrome c552 from a Psychrophilic Microorganism, J. Phys. Chem. C 2014118, 18829-18835.

Capozzi, B.; Chen, Q.; Darancet, P.; Buzzeo, M.; Neaton, J. B.; Nuckolls, C.; Venkataraman, L. Tunable Charge Transport in Single-Molecule Junctions via Electrolytic Gating, Nano Letters 201414, 1400-1404.

Cantalupo, S. C.; Lum, J. S.; Buzzeo, M. C.; Moore, C.; DiPasquale, A. G.; Rheingold, A. L.; Doerrer, L. H. Three-Coordinate Late Transition Metal Fluorinated Alkoxide Complexes, Dalton Transactions 201039, 374-383.

Gorodetsky, A. A.; Buzzeo, M. C.; Barton, J. K. DNA-Mediated Electrochemistry, Bioconjugate Chem. 200819, 2285-2296.

Buzzeo, M. C.; Barton, J. K. Redmond Red as a Redox Probe for the DNA-mediated Detection of Abasic Sites, Bioconjugate Chem. 200819, 2110-2112.

In The News

After being mentored by stellar science faculty across the City at Barnard’s Summer Research Institute, 285 students celebrated at one of NYC’s largest gatherings dedicated to young women scientists.

September 2, 2022

The recent National Science Foundation fellow is the third person in Barnard’s history to become a Gates Cambridge scholar.

March 1, 2021

This summer, faculty in Barnard’s Chemistry Department were awarded major federal grants that will support them, individually and collaboratively, as they research a variety of topics.

August 22, 2018

During the 2015-2016 academic year, awards were presented to Barnard's exceptional faculty to honor their commitment to teaching. 

June 9, 2016

Prof. Marisa Buzzeo ‘01 and East Harlem School administrator Jennifer Feierman ’09 collaborate to introduce middle school students to college-level science

December 16, 2011