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