- Assoc. Professor, Department Chair
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Wyoming
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Arizona
Dreyfus Post-Doctoral Scholar, 2003-2006
First-Year Scholars Outstanding Faculty, 2011, University of Northern Colorado
The Ruane Group is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute in synthesizing anti-cancer compounds to treat drug-resistant cancers.Currently the Ruane Group has developed 26 compounds for testing with more on the way.
Dr. Ruane is also developing high-impact learning methods to improve the college learning experience.He has transitioned Organic Chemistry into the “inverted classroom” model and plans to do the same to General Chemistry.
Ruane, M.D.; Cowey, K.; Gilbert, S.T.; “Isatin Derivatives for Multidrug Resistant Anti-Tumor Research,” Poster Presentation at the Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Waco, November 2013
Ruane, M.D.; Dallman, M.J.; Kopiske, J.K.; Reinhard, E.T.; “Synthesis of 2-Aminoquionline and Derivatives as Novel Antibiotics,” Poster Presentation at the Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Iowa City, 2009