David M. Sipe, Ph.D.

Penn State Lion Mark
Part-time Teaching Professor, Biology
Office Phone
Office Location
Ostermayer Lab Building, 307
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132

    Fall 2021

    On-Campus Office Hours:
    Thursdays:  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    (In Ostermayer Lab Room 307 or conference room after class.)

    I was raised in small town in Eastern Washington state (Goldendale). I have lived in Palo Alto, San Diego, and Santa Barbara, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; and Pittsburgh. I like to learn and teach. I have done a lot of interesting things in life, and have acquired numerous skills. Life is good!

    Teaching Interests:
    Biology, A&P, Gen Chem, Organic Chem, Society and Disease

    Area(s) of Expertise:
    Teaching the above, bioconjugate chemistry; fluorescent dye chemistry, immunochemistry 

    Research, Professional or Personal Interests:
    Hiking and exploring, teaching! Skiing, swimming, bicycling, anything outdoors.


    Askwith, C., D. Eide, A. Van Ho, P.S. Bernard, L. Li, S. Davis-Kaplan, D.M. Sipe, and J. Kaplan (1994). The FET3 gene of S. cerevisiae encodes a multicopper oxidase required for ferrous iron uptake. Cell 76:403-41. Cited 624 times (Research Gate).

    Sipe, D.M., K.P. Schoonmaker, J.N. Herrron and M.J. Mostert, (2000). Evanescent planar waveguide detection of biological warfare simulants. Proc. SPIE Vol. 3913, pp. 215-222, In-Vitro Diagnostic Instrumentation, Gerald E. Cohn; Ed. Cited 7 times (Research Gate).


    Stanford University/BS Chemistry, secondary major in biology, 1981.
    Carnegie Mellon/Ph.D. Biological Sciences/Biochemistry, 1990.
    Postdoc - University of Utah, molecular biology of iron transport, 1990 -1992.
    Two Postdocs - Carnegie Mellon; ultra high mass spectrometry; 2008 and regenerative medicine, 2011-2012.

    Papers and Presentations

    Wang, L., D.M. Sipe, Y. Xu, and Q. Lin. (2008). A MEMS Thermal Biosensor for Metabolic Monitoring Applications. J. Microelectromechanical Systems. 17:318-327. Cited 74 times (Research Gate).

    Sipe, D.M., L.D. Plath, A.A. Aksenov, J. Feldman, M.E. Bier (2018). Characterization of Mega-Dalton-sized Nanoparticles by Superconducting Tunnel Junction Cryodetection Mass Spectrometry. ACS Nano. 12:2591-2602. Cited 4 times (Research Gate)