Daniel M. Scott, Ph.D.

Associate ProfessorDaniel Scott

Mailing Address
Brigham Young University–Hawaii
Department of Biochemistry and Physical Science 
BYUH # 1967
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, Hawaii 96762  

Office:  MCK 145
Phone: (808) 675-3813
Fax: (808) 675-3825

CHEM 100 – The World of Chemistry

CHEM 101 – Introduction to General Chemistry I

CHEM 105 – General Chemistry I

CHEM 105L – General Chemistry Laboratory and Recitation

CHEM 106 – General Chemistry II

CHEM 106L – General Chemistry II Laboratory and Recitation

CHEM 381L – Biochemistry Laboratory I

CHEM 382 – Biochemistry II

CHEM 382L – Biochemistry Laboratory II

CHEM 326/326L – Analytical Chemistry and Analytical Lab

Students, who research under the direction of Dr. Scott, research and develop a variety of projects which include bio-fuel cells, pharmaceutical protein stabilization, and soap formulations.

Bio-fuel cells

Fuel cell configurations for energy harvesting are undoubtedly more energy efficient and can quickly complete with traditional fuel efficiencies. Harnessing sources of fuel that are more “natural” like glucose and fructose could eventually allow us to tap into energy the way nature does, at the carbohydrate level. Such fuel cells are conceived and developed in our labs. Research is constantly being done to improve such cells and to apply the produced power to small devices for a display of the possibilities.

Protein stabilization

For years the number of available bio-pharmaceuticals (protein drugs) has been increasing. As this market grows there is an increase in the need for the stabilization of such drugs. This stabilization is provided in the form of chemical excipients that prevent protein denaturing and extend their shelf life and in some cases their bioavailability. Identifying the appropriate formulation for a specific polypeptide is not a simple matter. It is time intensive and there are so many excipients, it is difficult to identify the perfect formulation. Identifying new methods to determine protein stability that are fast and are capable of high throughput methods would be extremely valuable to the pharmaceutical community.

Soap formulations

Recently the BYUH campus has begun using waste vegetable oil (WVO) to make biodiesel for local needs. From this process leftover glycerol is available to use as to make soap for campus services. This soap is inexpensive to make and has saved various campus services significant amounts of money. The soap that is made in our lab is constantly being improved to continue to save money for the campus. This development and production of soap is also a tool that allows students in the biochem department to work in the lab while they are receiving their education. We are also continuing to and work on formulation development that can address antibacterial and fungicide needs in laundry and other applications.

Current Members:


Previous Members:

Dane Orton

Brigham Yang

Harry Tong

Ierutia Reiher

Man Yee Lai

Cheuk Wing Ng

Jordan McEwen

Leticia Chetty
Sekotilani Aloi

Wai Shun Mak

Jeremy Tsang

Tsz Ho Tsang

Chan Tsz Yin
Riley Mills
Randell Kim
Theresa Holmes