Dr. Owen McDougal is an Associate 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.

Articles

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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....

 

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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  

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Modeling SN2 and E2 Reaction Pathways and Other Computational Exercises in the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory (with Clifford M. Csizmar, Jeremy P. Daniels, Lauren E. Davis, Tyler P. Hoovis, Karen A. Hammond, and Don Warner), Journal of Chemical Education (2013)

Computational chemistry techniques have become increasingly important tools for chemists seeking to address scientific questions....

 

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DockoMatic 2.0: High Throughput Inverse Virtual Screening and Homology Modeling (with Casey Bullock, Nic Cornia, Reed Jacob, Andrew Remm, Thomas Peavey, Ken Weekes, Chris Mallory, Julia T. Oxford, and Timothy L. Andersen), Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (2013)

DockoMatic is a free and open source application that unifies a suite of software programs...

 

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Parathion Hydrolysis Revisited: In Situ Aqueous Kinetics by 1H NMR (with Emma C. Wanamaker and G. C. Chingas), Environmental Science and Technology (2013)

The kinetics of parathion (PTH) decomposition into para-nitrophenolate (pNP) and O,O-diethylthiophosphate (DETP) were measured in...

 

Books

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

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

Presentations

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)