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Jennifer Carroll

Jennifer Carroll

Contact Information


Office: 180-412
Phone: (805) 756-1654

Research Interests:

  • Isolation and characterization of biologically active marine natural products
  • Specialties include analytical and semi-preparative HPLC and high field NMR


Ph.D., Chemistry University of California, Santa Cruz, 2001
B.S., Chemistry Sonoma State University, 1995

Professional Appointments:

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2012-Present

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2006-2012

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of the Virgin Islands, 2001-2006

Instructor of Chemistry, West Valley Community College, 2001

Current Research Projects:

  • Structural characterization of novel marine natural products isolated from Caribbean invertebrates.
  • Analytical profiles of Cellulase activity in transgenic and non-transgenic corn tissue.

Selected recent publications:

Hayden, C., G. Fake, J. Carroll, E. Hood, and J. Howard (2011) Synergistic Activity of Plant Extracts with Mirobial Cellulases for the Release of Free Sugars. BioEnergy Res., 4:1-9.

Hood, E., S. Devaiah, G. Fake, E. Egelkrout, T. Teoh, V. D. Requesens, C. Hayden, K. Hood, K.M. Pappu, J. Carroll, and J. A. Howard (2011) Manipulating Corn Germplasm to Increase Recombinant Protein Accumulation. Plant Biotech. J., 1-11.

Jimenez-Flores R., G. Fake, J. Carroll, and J. Howard (2010) A Automated Method for Evaluating the Release of Fermentable Sugars From Cellulosic Feedstock. Appl. Micro. and Biotech, 47:206-211.

Carroll, J., E. N. Jonsson, R. Ebel, M. S. Hartman, T. R. Holman, T. R., and P. Crews (2001) Probing Sponge Derived Terpenoids for Human 15-Lipoxygenase Inhibitors. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 66:6847-6851.

Wood, W. F., F. J. Hanke, I. Kubo, J. Carroll, and P. Crews. (2000) Buzonamine, a New Alkaloid from the Defensive Secretion of the Millipede, Buzonium crassipes. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 28:305-312.

Clark, D. P., J. Carroll, S. Naylor, and P. Crews. (1998) An Antifungal Cyclodepsipeptide, Cyclolithistide A, from the Marine Sponge Theonella swinhoei. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1:315-324.

Carroll, J. and P. Crews (2009) A Selective Account on the Potential of Marine Sponges, Tunicates, Mollusks and Soft-Corals as a Source of Therapeutically Important Molecular Structures. Sources of Compounds: Macromarines. Hammond, M. Ed., RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK.

Current Undergraduate Students:

  • Kimiya Bahmanyar
  • Kelly Dickerson

Former Undergraduate Students:

  • Jenna Arruda
  • Tiffany Wan
  • Allison Holle
  • Bryan Brandon
  • Kirstin McGhee
  • Jared Moore
  • Dwayne Corcoran
  • Laura Boles
  • Jason Rosalli
  • Tara Johnston
  • Oonagh Hardy
  • Sarah Mullen
  • Rebecca Paddack
  • Anthea Sekfali
  • David Enloe
  • Haydn Mitchell
  • Kelly Carlisle

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