Kara Metzger

Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry

Dr. Metzger’s research interests involve tandem catalysis at the interphase of inorganic and biochemistry. Throughout her doctoral studies, she focused on utilizing porous materials with inorganic and biocatalysts for applications in synthesis and drug delivery. Upon completion of her doctorate, Dr. Metzger began focusing on undergraduate education, where she uses guided learning and inquiry-based teaching experiences in the lab with topics that have direct application to real world problems. She hopes to create an appreciation for the relevance of chemistry in students of all backgrounds and aspirations. Outside of the lab, Dr. Metzger enjoys baking, gardening, and hiking.

230 Coolbaugh Hall



  • BS – Biochemistry at Cumberland University
  • PhD – Colorado School of Mines