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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

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Academic Credentials:
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, Phytochemistry and Phytotherapy Research. 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). She is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Pharmacognosy, and serves as the chair-elect for the Susquehanna Valley section of the American Chemical Society. In 2009 she received the John C. Horn Lectureship for outstanding scholarship and conscientious service at Susquehanna.


  • 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

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