Annalisa Jordan

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Educational Background:

  • B.A. Biochemistry
    College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
  • Ph.D Chemistry
    University of Iowa

Courses Taught:

  • Chemistry of Life CHEM 1000
  • General Chemistry for the Health Sciences CHEM 1010
  • Organic Chemistry I CHEM 2010
  • Organic Chemistry II CHEM 2020
  • Environmental Science CHEM 2150
  • Chemistry Seminar CHEM 4850

Research Interests:

The Jordan Research Group works to isolate and identify biologically active secondary metabolites produced by fungi growing in competitive environments. To summarize this project: there is a need for new antibiotics in medicine and agriculture as well as a need to characterize fungal toxins that leech into crops. Our studies work to describe the chemistry produced by fungi growing in association with crops in the hopes of describing new chemistry, new antibiotics, or identifying toxins that are entering the food chain. This work provides rigorous chemistry research opportunities for students interested in graduate school, the medical field and industry. Students learn foundational seperation techniques and will use advanced instrumentation including HPLC, NMR and MS. Students also learn fundamental microbiological techniques during the bioassay-guided isolation process. 

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