Rebecca Hoye is an organic chemist with interests in strained ring chemistry and natural product synthesis. She is currently investigating the synthesis of elenic acid, a marine natural product, that could help fight lung cancer. She is also researching new synthetic methodology, stereochemistry and organic reaction mechanisms. Hoye was the 2005 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award. The annual award recognizes a Macalester faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching through classroom instruction, student advising and educational leadership. EDUCATION: B.A., Bucknell University M.A., Harvard University Ph.D., University of Minnesota Hoye has been teaching at Macalester since 1995.