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. 



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  


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....



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...



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)