Chemistry Department Faculty

Department of Chemistry
221 Science Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Dr. GronquistDr. Matthew R. Gronquist
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
207a Houghton Hall
SUNY College at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Tel: (716) 673-4842
Fax: (716) 673-3347


Biologically derived small molecules play a central role in many ecological interactions. Our research efforts are aimed at the detection, characterization, and chemical manipulation of such biogenic chemicals as they pertain to predator-prey interactions among arthropods. Recent examples involve novel molecules isolated from spiders and fireflies.

Gronquist Research


Chemical structures identified from a) the defensive secretion of the firefly Lucidota atra and b) venom from the Brown Recluse spider ( Loxosceles reclusa )


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