Welcome to Niko Loening's site
I'm an associate professor in the chemistry department at Lewis & Clark College. This spring I'm teaching Chem 114 (The Origin of Life in the Universe), Chem 336 (Biochemistry Laboratory), and Chem 355 (Experimental Methods in the Physical Sciences). My research interests lie in the development and application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
Before coming to the college, I worked as a post-doctoral research fellow with Bob Griffin at MIT and before that I was at the University of Cambridge where I worked on my PhD thesis under James Keeler. I spent the 2006-2007 academic year on a research sabbatical at the Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, where I worked on determining protein structures using NMR spectroscopy. More recently, I spent the 2010-2011 academic year on a research sabbatical in Berlin, Germany, working at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology.