Nazareth Hall, 3128
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Canada
B.Sc., Biology, Bethel University, Minnesota
It’s my pleasure to teach lecture and laboratory courses primarily in organic chemistry.
My areas of expertise include organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry (emphasis on antibacterial and antifungal agents), NMR spectroscopy, natural products chemistry including isolation and structure determination, insect pheromones, and flavor and fragrance chemistry.
In addition to the usual technical particulars, students in my courses can expect to receive training in identifying what constitutes reliable evidence, practice managing ambiguity in decision-making processes, and insight into the arbitrary boundary distinguishing natural from unnatural on the molecular scale.