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Geneive Elizabeth Henry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Phone: 570-372-4222
Office Location: Natural Sciences Center - Rm 322 C
Office Hours:
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., MWF
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., TTH

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Academic Credentials:
PHD, Univ of West Indies - Barbados
BS, Univ of West Indies - Barbados

Henry is a natural product chemist, and her research focuses on the purification and chemical characterization of natural products from Hypericum and Carex plant species growing in Pennsylvania. These plants are of interest because of their ability to produce diverse natural products with a wide a range of biological properties, including anticancer, anti-HIV and antibacterial activities.

Henry has had close to 40 students collaborating with her on her research projects. Several of her students are co-authors on her peer-reviewed articles, which have been published in the Journal of Natural Products, Natural Product Communications, Cancer Letters, Phytochemistry, Phytotherapy Research, and Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. She currently holds a NSF-RUI grant (2012–15), and was formerly a recipient of a Research Corporation for Science Advancement Cottrell College Award (2007–09). In 2009 she received the John C. Horn Lectureship for outstanding scholarship and conscientious service at Susquehanna.

Henry’s teaching duties include Organic Chemistry and an upper level Medicinal Chemistry course. She is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Pharmacognosy, and the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. She currently serves as the Chair of the Susquehanna Valley section of the American Chemical Society.


  • BIOL-560 Medicinal Chemistry
  • CHEM-221 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM-221L Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM-222 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM-222L Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM-300 Medicinal Chemistry
  • CHEM-400 Research Experience
  • CHEM-500 Problems in Chemistry
  • CHEM-501 Independent Study
  • CHEM-505 Seminar
  • HONS-301 Medicinal Chemistry
  • PRDV-104 Perspectives

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