Faculty & Staff
Geneive Elizabeth Henry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: Natural Sciences Center - Rm 322 C
PHD, University of West Indies
BS, University of West Indies
Henry teaches Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Concepts and Perspectives. Her research focuses on the purification and chemical characterization of natural products isolated 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 activities. Purified compounds are evaluated for their potential to inhibit the growth of human cancer cells and pathogenic bacteria. Bioactive compounds may be subjected to semisynthetic modification to establish links between chemical structure and biological activity.
Henry has a number of students collaborating with her on her research projects and some of them are co-authors on her peer-reviewed publications. Her most recent publications appear in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Natural Product Communications and Phytotherapy Research. She is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Society of Pharmacognosy, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Pennsylvania Academy of Science. She serves as the National Chemistry week coordinator for the Susquehanna Valley section of the American Chemical Society. She was recently awarded the John C. Horn Lectureship for outstanding scholarship and conscientious service at Susquehanna.
- BIOL-500 Topics in Biology
- BIOL-560 Interdisciplinary Explorations Biology
- CHEM-221 Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM-221L Organic Chemistry I Lab
- CHEM-222 Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM-222L Organic Chemistry II Lab
- CHEM-300 Topics in Chemistry
- CHEM-400 Research Experience
- CHEM-500 Problems in Chemistry
- CHEM-501 Independent Study
- CHEM-505 Seminar
- HONS-301 300-Level Honors Seminar
- PRDV-104 Perspectives