Spotlights

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Deanne Dulik Garver


Three of Dr. Garver's honors organic chemistry students have studied the pharmacology of caffeine, the pharmacology of penicillin drugs, and HIV drug treatment options for patients in Kenya—and she sponsored another honors thesis student who studied recent advances in lead toxicity in children's drinking water.

Deanne Dulik Garver’s research seeks to provide an interface between organic chemistry and the biological systems in which chemicals work. In conjunction with this, she has studied the effect on metabolism of common anti-inflammatory drugs such as Naproxen, known popularly as Aleve—the purpose of which is to document whether a subject’s metabolism changes over time.

Her heart also lies, however, in training tomorrow’s researchers and scientists. An Assistant Professor of Chemistry, she takes special satisfaction in helping students find credible scientific information to back marketing claims of nutritional supplements. Three of Dr. Garver’s honors organic chemistry students have studied the pharmacology of caffeine, the pharmacology of penicillin drugs, and HIV drug treatment options for patients in Kenya—and she sponsored another honors thesis student who studied recent advances in lead toxicity in children’s drinking water.