My primary training is in the area of medicinal chemistry with specialties in organic synthesis, molecular modeling and NMR. During my career I have been involved in the design and synthesis of DNA alkylators, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors, Ergot alkaloids and numerous other bio-molecules.

I have been involved in the design, synthesis and analysis of cannabinoids for the last several years.


  • Development of synthetic methodology required for the synthesis of organic medicinal agents including antiarthritics and antineoplastics; natural product synthesis.
PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medicinal Chemistry, 1985
BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Biochemistry, 1980
pharmacy & pharmacology