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Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry

Office: Natural Sciences Building, Room 114-E
Email: nflynn@mail.wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2542

Professional Profile

Dr. Flynn joined the faculty in the College in 2010 as Department Head for the Department of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.  He received a B.S. in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX in 1992, and a Ph.D. in the field of Nutritional Biochemistry (Nutrition) in 1997 from Texas A&M. In 1997, he received an NIH postdoctoral fellowship to study Vitamin A metabolism at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, New York. From there he accepted a position at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX and worked there until he came to WT.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Flynn teaches Biochemistry, General Chemistry and Advanced Metabolism.

Dr. Flynn is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Society of Brewing Chemists, and the American Homebrewers Association. He is also a member of the Amarillo High Plains Drafters Homebrew Club. He has coached or played rugby since 1988. Finally, Dr. Flynn has served on the Executive Committee of the ACS Panhandle Plains local section since 2015 and played an integral role in setting up an endowed scholarship which the Local Section sponsored in 2018.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Flynn’s research interests include the study of yeast metabolism, metabolomics as well as brewing processes and theories. He has over 40 professional publications including ten articles written by undergraduate students. Dr. Flynn has several publications in the Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry and Amino Acids.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Flynn lives with his wife Serena and their two sons, Logan and Dillon. They have a dog named Addie and a cat named Coulter after the street in Amarillo where he was found as a kitten. Nick enjoys working out, seeing his students succeed and restoring a 1967 Mustang.