Chemistry Department
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Jennifer Flanagan-Natoli

Job Title
Lecturer/Instrumentation Specialist
ISEC 283

Areas of expertise

Instrumentation & method development, vibrational spectroscopy, physical chemistry, general chemistry, pedagogy

Research interests

Infrared spectroscopy of biological membranes and membrane proteins, non-equilibrium spectroscopy, super-resolution microscopy, pedagogy & instructional strategies, equity-focused teaching, STEM community outreach.

Teaching interests

CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I & Lab
CHM 102 Introductory Chemistry II & Lab
CHM 340 Chemical Instrumentation & Lab


  • Publications
    • Thomas R. Shaw, Frank J. Fazekas, Sumin Kim, Jennifer C. Flanagan-Natoli, Emily R. Sumrall, and Sarah L. Veatch, “Estimating the localization spread function of static single molecule localization microscopy images.” Biophys. J. 2022. (In Press)
    • Jennifer C. Flanagan, Mason L. Valentine, and Carlos R. Baiz, “Ultrafast Dynamics at Lipid-Water Interfaces.” Acc. Chem. Res. 2020, 53, 1860-1868.
    • Jennifer C. Flanagan, Alfredo E. Cardenas, and Carlos R. Baiz, “Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Lipid-Water Interfaces: Transmembrane Crowding Drives H-Bond Dynamics.” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11, 4093-4098.
    • Kwang-Im Oh, Xiao You, Jennifer C. Flanagan, and Carlos R. Baiz, “Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation Produces Fast H-Bond Dynamics in DMSO-Water Mixtures.” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11, 1903-1908.
    • Jennifer C. Flanagan and Carlos R. Baiz, “Ultrafast pH-jump two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy.” Opt. Lett. 2019, 44, 4937-4940.
    • Jennifer C. Flanagan and Carlos R. Baiz, “Site-specific peptide probes detect buried water in a
      lipid membrane.” Biophys. J., 2019, 116, 1692-1700.
    • Sean C. Edington, Jennifer C. Flanagan, and Carlos R. Baiz, “An empirical IR frequency map for
      ester C=O stretching vibrations.” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2016, 120, 3888-3896.

Academic credentials

B.S., Marist College; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; Postdoc, University of Michigan