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Department of Chemistry

Neal Yakelis, Ph.D.

Chair of Chemistry

Neal Yakelis
Phone:
Office:
Rieke Science Center - Room 240
Employed:
10 Years
  • Professional

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry

Education

  • NIH Kirschstein Fellow, University of California Berkeley, 2003-2005
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Michigan, 2003
  • B.S., Chemistry, Spanish minor, Allegheny College, 1997

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Diels-Alder and retro-Diels-Alder reactions
  • Synthesis and reactions of substituted N-hydroxyureas
  • Drug-polymer conjugation
  • Antimicrobial natural products
  • Green chemistry

Responsibilities

CHEM 115: General Chemistry I with Laboratory
CHEM 116: General Chemistry II with Laboratory
CHEM 331: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 333: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 332: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 334: Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 336: Organic Special Projects Laboratory
CHEM 440: Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 499: Chemistry Senior Capstone

PLU Wild Hope Center for Vocation Steering Committee

PLU Health Sciences Committee

Professional Memberships/Organizations

  • American Chemical Society (Organic Division)
  • American Chemical Society (Professional Relations Division, Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies Subdivision)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research