Neal Yakelis

Vice-Chair of Faculty

  • Professional

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Chair of Chemistry
  • Director of Wild Hope Center for Vocation


  • 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 substitued N-hydroxyureas
  • Drug-polymer conjugation
  • Antimicrobial natural products
  • Green chemistry


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 Pre-Health Sciences Advising Team