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About Rebecca Hoye, Retired

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.


Present Professor, Chemistry, Macalester College


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Honors and Awards

  • 2005 Excellence in Teaching Award


  • Research Methods in Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Chemistry Seminar

Contact Information

Macalester College
Olin/Rice 312
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


Journal Articles (12)