The Chemical Ecology Program
Our interdisciplinary group collaborates internationally to re-synthesize, reinvigorate, and advance chemical ecology by integrating technical and conceptual advances in their respective fields.
Our Goal: Advancing the Field
A central goal of the Chemical Ecology program is to understand how interactions among organisms are mediated by biological compounds. The field of chemical ecology has profound influences on various disciplines, from ecology and biochemistry to physiology and pharmacology.
Meet the program faculty and students whose research and global contributions drive our program's mission.
High quality research focused on the most important basic and applied questions in chemistry, biology, and ecology.
All faculty, senior personnel and students at the center participate in extensive outreach relevant to chemical ecology.
Major participants and off campus collaborators, including land management, biotechnology, museums, field stations, other academic institutions, and faculty from across Central and South America.
Teaching goals integrate topics including synthetic and natural products chemistry, instrumental analysis, spectroscopy, biochemistry, plant genetics, ecology, genomics, computational biology, and mathematical modeling.
The Great Basin Bioprospecting Study focuses on a relatively unexplored region of the world and will yield novel natural products with therapeutic and agricultural potential.