Dr. Owen McDougal is a Professor with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
at Boise State University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2006. He holds
a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr. McDougal’s
research interests include nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, biomedical
research of neurotoxins, and properties of biomass fuel briquettes. Dr. McDougal’s
teaching interests focus on the instruction of Organic Spectroscopy. He has worked toward
a systematic approach to introduce NMR, IR, and GC-MS instrumentation and to provide
students with the opportunity to become very proficient in the analysis of data acquired
from this instrumentation. In addition to publishing and presenting, Dr. McDougal has
worked on a variety of grant projects. In 2009 he served as a collaborator on a NIH Grant
from the INBRE Program of the National Center for Research Resources. 



Integration of Video-Based Demonstrations to Prepare Students for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory (with Louis S. Nadelson, Jonathan Scaggs, and Colin Sheffield), Journal of Science Education and Technology (2015)

Consistent, high-quality introductions to organic chemistry laboratory techniques effectively and efficiently support student learning in...



GAMPMS: Genetic Algorithm Managed Peptide Mutant Screening (with Thomas Long and Tim Andersen), Journal of Computational Chemistry (2015)

The prominence of endogenous peptide ligands targeted to receptors makes peptides with the desired binding...



Oncostatin M Binds to Extracellular Matrix in a Bioactive Conformation: Implications for Inflammation and Metastasis (with Randall E. Ryan, Bryan Martin, Liliana Mellor, Reed B. Jacob, Ken Tawara, Julia Thom Oxford, and Cheryl L. Jorcyk), Cytokine (2015)

Oncostatin M (OSM) is an interleukin-6-like inflammatory cytokine reported to play a role in a...



Medicinal History of North American Veratrum (with Christopher M. Chandler), Phytochemistry Reviews (2014)

Plants belonging to the genus Veratrum have been used throughout history for their medicinal properties....



Homology Modeling and Molecular Docking for the Science Curriculum (with Nic Cornia, Chris Mallory, Julia Thom Oxford, and Tim Andersen), ​Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (2014)

DockoMatic 2.0 is a powerful open source software program (downloadable from  


Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry (with Richard P. Steiner) (2010)

Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry (with Richard P. Steiner) (2009)


Finding MRSA’s Kryptonite: Computational Directed Combatant Pentapeptides (with Reed B. Jacob and Kenneth A. Cornell), 90th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009)