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About Ronald Brisbois

Brisbois is a synthetic chemist. His research interests include leveraging the power of synthetic methodology for the synthesis and design of organic natural products and theoretically interesting unnatural products.
He has worked with the 3M Company Biomaterials Technology Center investigating the synthesis and photophysical properties of novel, highly fluorescent compounds which are incorporated into systems for DNA analysis. He has also developed elementary and high school science outreach programs for students and their parents.
In 1993, President Clinton designated him a Presidential Faculty Fellow, a five-year award given to support teaching and research efforts.
B.A., Hamline University
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brisbois has been teaching at Macalester since 2000.


Present Professor, Chemistry, Macalester College


Research Interests


  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry

Contact Information

Macalester College
Olin/Rice 315
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


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