Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: 327A Padnos
Phone: (616) 331-3802
B.S. 1995, Michigan State University
Ph.D. 2001, University of California, Irvine
I am interested in using organic synthesis to make novel molecules that can be used to study biological systems. I will be studying the receptor-ligand and protein-protein interactions involved in two classes of receptors, nuclear receptors and G-protein coupled receptors. In particular I'm interested in studying one receptor involved in estrogen biosynthesis and another activated by a novel thyroid hormone metabolite.