Dr. Kristen Meisenheimer

Assistant Professor


Organic Chemistry


B.S. Biochemistry - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Ph.D. Chemistry - University of Coorado, Boulder

Office: Baker Center - Bldg 180 - 404

Phone: (805) 756-1672

E-Mail: kmeisenh@calpoly.edu

Research Interests

  • Reactivity profiling of relevant natural products.
    a)   involves synthetic modifications to biologically active natural products
    b)   purification and characterization of the synthetically modified natural products
  • Mechanistic studies of thioester hydrolysis
    a)   synthesis of various thioesters and isotopically labeled thioesters
    b)   kinetic studies of thioester hydrolysis by NMR and HPLC
  • Development of organic chemistry experiments using flash chromatography