David Barondeau

 David Barondeau

David Barondeau

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May 7, 2018
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Not the best teacher but a wonderful professor. I genuinely feel that he is a great man. He's fairly laid back and understanding, he always wants his students to succeed. Recommended. He curved exams, offered extra credit, and even extended the homework almost every week. A true Aggie. You can find his twitter for a good laugh #Tacos&Margs

May 3, 2018
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Awesome

my first choice for chem 101 - you won't find someone like him - he is GREAT chem generally isn't easy, but he is the easiest prof you'll find caring, nice guy. average 10 points curve on every test, 5-8 points extra credit per test. study the practice tests, go to A+ and you should be fine good. pop quizzes are slightly hard but only takes top 7/10.

Apr 30, 2018
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Prof. Barondeau is the greatest professor out there. Don’t let anyone fool you or tell you otherwise. He genuinely cares about his students’ success and is extremely kind. He’s always willing to help as well. However, he gives lots of quizzes and takes the best 7. He curves the final and every exam. I would highly recommend him.

Oct 17, 2019
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Barondeau is the worst teacher I have had in my years here. He simply reads off of his powerpoint, and he assigns way more homework than is expected from the quality of his teaching. The man doesn't even write the tests he gives out. Problems in class aren't worked out, he just gives out oddly specific quizzes on what was taught in the day. The Teacher Assistant wrote every test except for the final, so you can understand how the format changed entirely.

Jun 30, 2020
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As long as you read, you won't have to go to Prof. Barondeau's class. His test questions didn't actually make sense and even if you did the study guide and read, it wouldn't be helpful. What I only liked about him was the amount of extra credit he offered. I wouldn't recommend this if you don't want to teach yourself gen-chem.

May 14, 2020
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Poor

Barondeau has a monotone voice that makes it really hard to concentrate. During office hours, he is quite kind and will gladly answer your questions! The pop quizzes are from the previous classes, and he really wants detailed answers. During class, he looks through a lot of lecture slides and FLIES through them, so he's way ahead of the lesson.

May 7, 2020
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Doctor Barondeau's class is very lecture heavy. Honestly, it was not efficient for an 8:00 am class. Also, he did not work out the examples with you. In addition, there's a lot of homework in this course. Pop quizzes were given as well so, you need to attend the class. On the other hand, he's a decent professor. He usually has to curve each exam so there is some extra credit. He also curves the final grades as well.

May 5, 2020
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Professor Barondeau is great. However, he just literally reads the slides. Quizzes are a hit or miss. Also, he assigns a ton of homework. Depending on the class's performance, he sometimes curves it and provides extra credit. Also, ask about his research.

Biography

Texas A&M University College Station - Chemistry



Experience

  • Texas A&M University

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    David worked at Texas A&M University as a Assistant Professor of Chemistry

  • Texas A&M University

    Associate Professor of Chemistry

    David worked at Texas A&M University as a Associate Professor of Chemistry

Education

  • The Scripps Research Institute

    Postdoctral Fellow

    Structural Biology
    Worked with John Tainer and Elizabeth Getzoff on three projects: (1) designing metal ion binding sites that modulated the fluorescent properties of GFP (metal ion biosensors); (2) exploring alternate reactivity and the mechanism of chromophore formation for GFP; and (3) structure-function properties of nickel superoxide dismutase.

  • Southern Utah University

    Bachelor of Arts - BA

    Chemistry

  • Texas A&M University

    Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

    Inorganic Chemistry
    Graduate work with Paul A. Lindahl focused on (1) redox titrations on the [NiFe]-hydrogenase from D. gigas; and (2) mechanistic studies of the methyl transfer reaction from the Co center on the CoFe-S protein to the Ni center on CODH (acetyl-coA synthase) from M. thermoacetica.

  • Texas A&M University

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry



  • Texas A&M University

    Associate Professor of Chemistry



Publications

  • Real-Time Kinetic Probes Support Monothiol Glutaredoxins as Intermediate Carriers in Fe-S Cluster Biosynthetic Pathways

    ACS Chem Biol

  • Real-Time Kinetic Probes Support Monothiol Glutaredoxins as Intermediate Carriers in Fe-S Cluster Biosynthetic Pathways

    ACS Chem Biol

  • Frataxin Accelerates [2Fe-2S] Cluster Formation on the Human Fe-S Assembly Complex

    Biochemistry

  • Human frataxin is an allosteric switch that activates the Fe-S cluster biosynthetic complex

    Biochemistry

  • The Human Iron-Sulfur Assembly Complex Catalyzes the Synthesis of [2Fe-2S] Clusters on ISCU2 That Can Be Transferred to Acceptor Molecules

    Biochemistry

  • Friedreich's ataxia variants I154F and W155R diminish frataxin-based activation of the iron-sulfur cluster assembly complex

    Biochemistry

  • Structure-function analysis of Friedreich's ataxia mutants reveals determinants of frataxin binding and activation of the Fe-S assembly complex

    Biochemistry

  • Human frataxin activates Fe-S cluster biosynthesis by facilitating sulfur transfer chemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Effector role reversal during evolution: the case of frataxin in Fe-S cluster biosynthesis

    Biochemistry

  • Real-Time Kinetic Probes Support Monothiol Glutaredoxins as Intermediate Carriers in Fe-S Cluster Biosynthetic Pathways

    ACS Chem Biol

  • Frataxin Accelerates [2Fe-2S] Cluster Formation on the Human Fe-S Assembly Complex

    Biochemistry

  • Human frataxin is an allosteric switch that activates the Fe-S cluster biosynthetic complex

    Biochemistry

  • The Human Iron-Sulfur Assembly Complex Catalyzes the Synthesis of [2Fe-2S] Clusters on ISCU2 That Can Be Transferred to Acceptor Molecules

    Biochemistry

  • Friedreich's ataxia variants I154F and W155R diminish frataxin-based activation of the iron-sulfur cluster assembly complex

    Biochemistry

  • Structure-function analysis of Friedreich's ataxia mutants reveals determinants of frataxin binding and activation of the Fe-S assembly complex

    Biochemistry

  • Human frataxin activates Fe-S cluster biosynthesis by facilitating sulfur transfer chemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Effector role reversal during evolution: the case of frataxin in Fe-S cluster biosynthesis

    Biochemistry

  • Fluorescent probes for tracking the transfer of iron-sulfur cluster and other metal cofactors in biosynthetic reaction pathways

    J Am Chem Soc

  • Real-Time Kinetic Probes Support Monothiol Glutaredoxins as Intermediate Carriers in Fe-S Cluster Biosynthetic Pathways

    ACS Chem Biol

  • Frataxin Accelerates [2Fe-2S] Cluster Formation on the Human Fe-S Assembly Complex

    Biochemistry

  • Human frataxin is an allosteric switch that activates the Fe-S cluster biosynthetic complex

    Biochemistry

  • The Human Iron-Sulfur Assembly Complex Catalyzes the Synthesis of [2Fe-2S] Clusters on ISCU2 That Can Be Transferred to Acceptor Molecules

    Biochemistry

  • Friedreich's ataxia variants I154F and W155R diminish frataxin-based activation of the iron-sulfur cluster assembly complex

    Biochemistry

  • Structure-function analysis of Friedreich's ataxia mutants reveals determinants of frataxin binding and activation of the Fe-S assembly complex

    Biochemistry

  • Human frataxin activates Fe-S cluster biosynthesis by facilitating sulfur transfer chemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Effector role reversal during evolution: the case of frataxin in Fe-S cluster biosynthesis

    Biochemistry

  • Fluorescent probes for tracking the transfer of iron-sulfur cluster and other metal cofactors in biosynthetic reaction pathways

    J Am Chem Soc

  • Structure of human Fe-S assembly subcomplex reveals unexpected cysteine desulfurase architecture and acyl-ACP-ISD11 interactions

    PNAS

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