Carolyn Anderson, Ph.D.
Office: DeVries Hall 335
Phone: (616) 526-6343
Fax: (616) 526-6501
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- B.S.C., University of Michigan, 1998
- Ph.D., University of California-Irvine, Organic Chemistry, 2003
- Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Calvin College, 2006-present
- Dreyfus Post-doctoral Fellow, Pomona College, 2004-2006
- Chem 115: Chemistry for the Health Sciences
- Chem 261 & 261L: Organic Chemistry I & Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
- Chem 262 & 262L: Organic Chemistry II & Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
- Chem 295: Chemistry Seminar Series
- Chem 325: Advanced Organic Chemistry
- DCM Course: Worldviews and the Natural Environment
Professor Anderson’s research efforts involve developing facile methods for the synthesis and application of N-alkyl pyridones. N-Alkyl pyridones are interesting motifs due to their prevalence in natural products as well as their ability to serve as biological mimics in pharmaceutical targets. Projects in the group include: optimization of new organic and organometallic reactions, evaluation of reaction scope, and mechanistic studies.