Dee Ann Casteel joined the Bucknell Department of Chemistry in 1994. She has taught over 1000 students in the first-year organic chemistry sequence, both lecture and lab, over the years. She also has taught advanced courses in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry.
Casteel became Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences in 2008 with special responsibility for the science and math departments and programs. She works with academic scheduling, the Faculty Advisory Committee on Teaching, the Faculty and Academic Personnel Committee, faculty hiring, assessment, and grants administration.
Casteel holds a Bachelor of Music performance degree from Coe College and a Ph. D. in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include the synthesis of small molecule anti-malarial agents, peroxy natural products, and organic synthesis broadly defined. She has mentored 13 graduate students and worked with 45 undergraduate research students. Casteel has published book chapters on anti-malarial agents in Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discoveryand review articles on peroxy natural products in Natural Product Reports. Other publications have appeared in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, and Heterocycles.
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