Dr. Lisa Bonner
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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Dr. Bonner earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry and biochemistry from Loyola College in Maryland, followed by a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology from Purdue University. Her research concerns the design and synthesis of molecules with a specific biological purpose: to modulate how dopamine works in the brain. She has previously taught the biochemistry lecture and lab courses at Eckerd College and currently teaches organic chemistry lecture and lab courses. She also teaches courses related to neuroscience, addiction, and the pharmaceutical industry for non-science majors. This January, she is teaching a Winter Term course in Northern Italy on culinary science and food chemistry.
Recent Publications and Presentations
Juncosa, JI; Hansen, M; Bonner, LA; Cueva, JP; Maglathlin, R; McCorvy, J; Marona-Lewicka, D; Lill, MA; Nichols, DE. Extensive rigid analogue design maps the binding conformation of potent N-benzylphenethylamine 5-HT2A serotonin receptor agonist ligands. ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 4: 96-109, 2013.
Chemel, BR; Bonner, LA; Watts, VJ; Nichols, DE. Ligand-Specific Roles for Transmembrane 5 Serine Residues in the Binding and Efficacy of Dopamine D1 Receptor Catechol Agonists. Molecular Pharmacology, 81: 729-738, 2012.
Bonner, LA; Laban, U; Chemel, BR; Juncosa, JI; Lill, MA; Watts, VJ; Nichols, DE. Mapping the Catechol Binding Site in Dopamine D1 Receptors: Synthesis and Evaluation of Two Parallel Series of Bicyclic Dopamine Analogues. ChemMedChem. 6: 1024-1040, 2011.
Bonner, LA; Chemel, BR; Watts, VJ; Nichols, DE. Facile Synthesis of Octahydrobenzo[h]isoquinolines: Novel and Highly Potent D1 Dopamine Agonists. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. 18: 6763-6770, 2010.
Bonner, LA; Frescas, SP; Nichols, DE. A Facile Method for the Preparation of Pure cis-2,4-pentanediol. Synthetic Communications, 34 (15): 2767-2771, 2004.
Rho Chi, Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy, 2004-present
American Chemical Society, 2002-present
Iota Sigma Pi, National Honor Society of Women in Chemistry, 2002-present
Phi Lambda Upsilon, National Honorary Chemistry Society, 2002-present
Phi Beta Kappa, Honor Society, 2001-present