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Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ohio Northern University

B.A., Hiram College, Chemistry (ACS), 1994.
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington,
    Organic Chemistry, 2000.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Wayne State
    University, 2000-2.

Phone: (419) 772-2350
Email: b-myers@onu.edu
At the present time, the main focus of my research involves the investigation of new synthetic methods. This work follows on my graduate work with Professor David Williams at Indiana University where I completed the total synthesis of amphidinolide P, and studies toward the total synthesis of amphidinolide K. Concurrent with the synthetic work, I evaluated molecular mechanics calculation software packages for the use in assigning the relative configuration of amphidinolide K. I also served as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Rigby at Wayne State University where I worked on Chromium mediated higher-order cycloaddition reactions.
In 2002, I was hired as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio Northern University . My normal teaching responsibilities include sophomore and Junior Level organic chemistry. Students can obtain files for my courses on my Organic Class Web Page.
One of my professional duties includes maintaining the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Division of Organic Chemistry web site that provides information on meetings, awards, special grants, etc. to organic chemists throughout the world. I regularly attend the ACS National Meetings to meet with the leaders of the group to help establish priorities in carrying out the mission of the 12,000+ member group.
In 2006, I married Dr. Sandra Hrometz who is now employed at the Manchester University College of Pharmacy. We have two sons, Nathaniel and Shaun. They are enrolled at Cedar Canyon Elementary in Fort Wayne, Indiana where we reside.
In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, camping, backpacking, and hiking. When I am feeling particularly energetic, I volunteer to do trail maintenance (and other work) at Metea or Deer Run Allen Country Parks. I have also participated with the Buckeye Trail Association to build hiking trails. To get through the winter, I like to go hiking and cross country skiing.