Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S. - Montana State University, 1989
Ph.D. - Cornell University, 1994
Office: Ardolf Science Center 242
Phone: (320) 363-5409
Fax: (320) 363-5582
Personal Web page
Courses TaughtOrganic Chemistry I and II Course and Lab.
The primary goal of my research is the isolation and characterization of biologically active compounds. In particular, I have been focusing on the search for new antifungal drugs from microbial sources. Using chemical ecology, we can target likely sources of active chemicals. Once a source has been identified, the compound is purified through bioassay-guided fractionation. The structures of these compounds can then be determined with analytical techniques such as NMR, MS, IR, and X-Ray Crystallography.