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Malinda Wilson Gilmore

Associate Professor / Coordinator of Chemistry 



Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

4900 Meridian Street      

Normal, Al 35762

256-372-4803 (office)


Personal Bio:  Malinda Wilson Gilmore, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Huntsville, Alabama.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas and obtained her doctoral degree from the University of California at Davis in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry. Dr. Gilmore completed her Postdoctoral Experience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the area of Environmental Health Sciences.  Her overall research interest is in the effect of atmospheric pollutants on environmental systems (i.e. humans, animals, etc.) and also determining the effects of agricultural emissions on ambient air quality.  Dr. Gilmore, a published author is currently investigating the mechanisms of ozone toxicity on Drosophila melanogaster with emphasis on the role of lipid ozonation products.  Her book, Drosophila melanogaster – Biosensors of Atmospheric Oxidative Stress, which focuses on the effect of atmospheric pollutants on environmental systems, was published on March 12, 2009. In addition, she is investigating the effects on soil NOx emissions on ambient air quality.  Dr. Gilmore is currently serving as Coordinator of the Chemistry unit and is playing an active role in the initiation and implementation of the new Forensic Chemistry Concentration here at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.   Dr. Gilmore serves as the campus advisor for the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) and also the American Chemical Society Student Affiliated Chemistry Club, as well as a mentor for the Changing Lanes Program.  As Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Gilmore has been a part of several successful grant proposals to the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Science and Engineering Alliance, and Title III. Dr. Gilmore has received numerous outstanding honors, including the AAMU’s Research Magazine as a “Rising Star” and also the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences “Most Effective Young Faculty.”  In 2013, Dr. Gilmore received the Faculty of the Year Award for Service by the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Science.


Selected peer-reviewed publications

Malinda Wilson, Improvement of STEM Education: Experimental Learning is the Key, Mod. Chem. Appl. 1: e109. Doi:  10,4172/mca.1000e 109
Malinda Wilson, Jacob Oluwoye, Regine Mankolo, and Jeanette Jones, The Environmental Impacts if Agricultural Soil-NOx Emissions on Ambient Air, O3 and NOx Levels: A Conceptual Model Framework, ACCEPTED: Environmental Research Journal; accepted for publication April 2013; #14214-ERJ
Malinda Wilson, and Dwaynia Wilkerson.  Preconceived Notions and the Lacking of Fundemental Skills while taking General Chemistry:  What are the overall Performance Outcomes of Students?  Atlas Journal of Science Education 2(1): 69-75. 2012.

Malinda Wilson, Dissertation – Drosophila melanogaster as a Model Organism for

        Understanding the Interrelationship of Micronutrient Antioxidant and Atmospheric Oxidative Stress, 2005.

Malinda Wilson, Johnathon Widdicombe, Kishorchandra Gohil, Kenneth Burtis, Abraham Reznick,

        Carroll E. Cross, and Jason P. Eiserich. Are Drosophila a Useful Model for Understanding the Toxicity of

        Inhaled Oxidative Pollutants: A Review. Inhal. Toxicol, 17(13), 764-774, 2005.

Carroll E. Cross, Giuseppe Valacchi, Bettina Schock, Malinda Wilson, Stefan Webber, Jason Eiserich

        and Albert van der Vliet. Environmental Oxidant Pollutant Effects on Biologic Systems: A Focus on

        Micronutrient Antioxidant-Oxidant Interactions. Amer. Jour. of Resp. and Crit. Care Med., Vol. 166,

        pp. S44-S50, 2002.

Malinda Wilson, Christopher Obot, and Bobby Wilson. Chemical Analysis of Petroleum Based and

        Synthetic Motor Oils after Use in Domestic Automobiles. NOBCChE News, 29(2), 1992.



Research Support

  • Strategic Plan to Increase Minority Male Representation in STEM at AAMU.  Association of Public and Land Grant Institutions, $100,000, 2012-2014.
  • Assessing Soil NOx Emissions and its Effect on Ambient
    Air O3 and NOx Levels [CONTINUATION]; Alabama A&M University, Evans-Allen- $21,000, 2012-2013.
  • Agricultural Activities in relation to Soil Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Fungi Growth and NOx Emissions on Ambient Air O3 and NOx Levels, Alabama A&M University, Evans-Allen - $20,000, 2011-2012.
  • Alabama A&M University, Evans-Allen, Agricultural Activities in relation to Soil NOx Emissions on Ambient Air O3 and NOx Levels, 2010-2011, $30,000.
  • Alabama A&M University Biology and Chemistry Scholarship Program – NSF, Award # - DUE-0850121, August 1 , 2009 and expires July 31, 2014, Co-PI, Overall Goal – Assist Undergraduate with Scholarships
  • Targeted Infusion: Acquisition of a 90-MHz FT-NMR Spectrometer to Enhance Current Curriculum and Research in Order to Achieve ACS Accreditation in the Chemistry Program at AAMU – NSF, Award # - HRD-0928821, September 1 , 2009 and expires August 31, 2011, Co-PI, Overall Goal – Purchase a 90-MHz NMR and apply for ACS Certification of the Bachelor of Science Chemistry Program.
  • Lipid Ozonated Products Mimic Ozone Toxicity in Drosophila melanogaster Historical Black Colleges and University Title III Mini Grants - $40,000 2008-2010, PI, Overall Goal – Determine the effects of Lipid Ozonated Products on Drosophila.
  • Lipid Ozonated Products Mimic Ozone Toxicity in BEAS-2B Cells. NIH EARDA Award – Dr. Jeanette Jones - $10,000 2008.
  • Supplement for NEON Summer Research Training (ROA)- Science and Engineering Alliance, Inc. (SEA) Summer 2008