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Michael Bridges

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Assistant Professor
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Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Aug 26, 2015
Member Since: Feb 06, 2014



Primary Affiliation:
  • California State University, Fullerton (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, CA, United States)

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800 N State College Blvd
MH 534
Fullerton, CA 92831 United States


  • English - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)
  • French - speaking level (Novice) - reading level (Intermediate)

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry (07/2010)
  • M.Sc. Physical Chemistry (08/2004)
  • B.Sc. Chemistry (05/2003)


  • Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (08/2011 - Current) California State University Fullerton
  • Postdoctoral Scholar (08/2010 - 07/2011) Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA


  • (2013). A FRET-based assay for the discovery of West Nile Virus NS2B-NS3 protease inhibitors in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters (23:4848-4850).
  • (2013). Hyperfine coupling constants of the Mu-t-butyl radical in NaY and USY compared with similar data in the bulk and with Ab initio theory in Journal of Physical Chemistry C (117:16523-16539).
  • (2011). Isotope effects and hyperfine coupling constants of muoniated butyl radicals in condensed phases in Journal of Physical Chemistry A (115:2778-2793).
  • (2011). Structure and dynamics of a conformationally constrained nitroxide side chain and applications in EPR spectroscopy in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (108:16241-16246).
  • (2010). Resolving conformational and rotameric exchange in spin-labeled proteins using saturation recovery EPR in Applied Magnetic Resonance (37:363-390).
  • (2007). Hyperfine interactions and molecular motion of the Mu-ethyl radical in Faujasites: NaY, HY, and USY in Journal of Physical Chemistry C (111:9779-9793).
  • (2004). Muonium formation as a probe of radiation chemistry in sub- and supercritical carbon dioxide in Journal of Physical Chemistry A (108:11613-11625.).


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Member 08/2011 - Current
  • Biophysical Society
    Member 07/2010 - Current
  • International EPR Society
    Member 01/2008 - Current

Honors and Awards

  • First Year Academic and Graduate Research Award (05/2005)
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Charles D. Coryell Award for Undergraduate Nuclear Chemistry Research (09/2003)
    American Chemical Society

Teaching Experience

  • CHEM 120B ( Current)
    CSU Fullerton - General Chemistry B
    All semesters Fall 2012 to present
  • CHEM 190 ( Current)
    CSU Fullerton - Orientation to Chemistry and Biochemistry
    All semesters Fall 2013 to present
  • CHEM 361A/B ( Current)
    CSU Fullerton - Introduction to Physical Chemistry A/B
    All semesters Fall 2011 to present
  • CHEM 543 (Spring 2013)
    CSU Fullerton - Physical Biochemistry
    Course repeats every two years; next offering: Spring 2015
  • CHEM 355 (Spring 2012)
    CSU Fullerton - Physical Chemistry Laboratory


  • Mysteries of the IDP stathmin: Exploring the dynamic disorder, oligomerization, and aggregation of a regulatory protein using various biophysical methods, 02/27/2014
    CSUF Chemistry and Biochemistry departmental seminar
  • The Intrinsically Disordered Protein Stathmin as Studied Using Physical Chemistry Techniques, 03/21/2013
    NSM-ICC Mathematics and Science Symposium at CSUF
  • Conformational Pre-Equilibrium of Cytoplasmic Loop 2 in Rhodopsin – An SR-EPR Study, 10/09/2010
    Invited platform presentation: 16th Annual JSEI Vision Science Conference, Lake Arrowhead, CA
  • Saturation recovery EPR and ELDOR in spin labeled proteins, 08/20/2010
    Invited platform presentation: Cutting-Edge Biomedical EPR Methods Symposium, Milwaukee, WI
  • A new experimental approach to measurement of microsecond chemical exchange processes in proteins by saturation recovery, 08/27/2008
    International Conference on Magnetic Resonance of Biological Systems, San Diego, CA
  • The use of μSR as a microscopic probe to study intra-track spur formation in supercritical carbon dioxide, 09/09/2003
    Invited platform presentation: 226th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New York, NY