Faculty

Dr. Lisa Bonner

Lisa Bonner
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Director of Natural Science Peer Tutoring Program
Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University
B.S., Chemistry and Biochemistry, summa cum laude, Loyola College, Maryland

Research interests: The design and synthesis of molecules with a specific biological purpose: to modulate how dopamine works in the brain

Dr. David D. Grove

David D. Grove
Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
B.S., San Diego State University

Research interests: Synthesis of anti-cancer compounds, use of organometallic compounds in synthesis, synthetic methods

Greg A. N. Felton
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Leicester

Research interests: Using organometallic electrochemistry for small molecule activation in environmental applications

Jalisa Ferguson
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Georgia
B.Sc., Jefferson University

Research interests: Computational modeling of boron-containing small molecules as saccharide sensors and cancer treatments

Joseph Larkin
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Georgia
B.Sc., Jefferson University

Research interests: Computational modeling of boron-containing small molecules as saccharide sensors and cancer treatments

Dr. Polina Maciejczyk

Polina Maciejczyk
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Georgia State University, 2017
B.S. in Chemistry, Mercer University, 2010

Research interests: Computer-aided drug design and other medicinal chemistry approaches to identify inhibitors of proteins with implications in cancer and other diseases.

R. Chris Schnabel
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Wyoming
B.S., Chemistry, University of Wyoming

Research interests: The synthesis and characterization of model complexes of many of the zinc-containing enzymes found in the human body. He also works on the synthesis and characterization of cerium(IV) aryloxide complexes, and on transuranic (Pu and Np) coordination complexes.

Crystal Young-Erdos
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Chemical Biology, University of Michigan
B.A., Chemistry, summa cum laude, Washington & Jefferson College

Research interests: Using biochemistry, molecular biology, and yeast genetics to characterize a cancer-implicated enzyme required for protein synthesis

David Hastings
Professor of Marine Science and Chemistry
Ph.D., Oceanography, University of Washington
B.S., Chemistry, cum laude, Princeton University

Research interests: Geochemical indicators of global climate change, biogeochemical cycles of trace metals in aquatic systems, plastics and microplastics in the marine environment, and marine sediment geochemistry

Emeriti

Dr. Wayne C. Guida

Wayne C. Guida
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry
Ph.D., University of South Florida

Dr. Reggie L. Hudson

Reggie L. Hudson
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Dr. Richard W. Neithamer

Richard Neithamer (1929 – 2002)
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Ph.D., Indiana University

Dr. Alan L. Soli

Alan Soli
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Staff

Brian Conlin

Brian Conlin
Laboratory and Stockroom Supervisor
B.S., Biological Sciences, State University of New York College at Cortland

conlinbj@eckerd.edu
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