Faculty Council

Dr. Erick Leggans, Ph.D Associate Professor, Grinnell College

is a Professor of Chemistry teaching General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Advanced Organic Chemistry and a first-year introductory college course entitled “Chasing Pathogen: The Rise and Fall of Epidemics.” His research is focused on the semi and total synthesis of biologically active natural products and the development of new synthetic methods using heterocyclic, bioorganic and medicinal chemistry. In addition to natural product synthesis, he has a keen interest in studying the natural products’ structure-activity relationship (SAR) and the effect that selective structural modification has on the medicinal properties of natural products.