The Home Page of Brian Myers
Associate 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 methods for use in total synthesis. 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.
A second area of study involves the use of molecular mechanics calculations for establishing the relative configuration of complex natural products especially the amphidinolides. I have generated a table of the amphidinolides. And I am making the the amphidinolide structures available as well.
In 2002, I was hired as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio Northern University to primarily teach organic chemistry. One of my professional duties includes maintaining the American Chemical Society's Division of Organic Chemistry web site that provides information on meetings, awards, special grants, etc. to organic chemists throughout the world.
My normal teaching responsibilities include sophomore and Junior Level organic chemistry. Students can obtain files for my courses on my Organic Class Web Page. I have taught an independent study course involving advanced NMR methods. Also, I mentored students doing their senior seminar, and coordinated the junior level course "Introduction to Research."
In 2006, I married Dr. Sandra Hrometz (ONU College of Pharmacy). We have two sons, Nathaniel and Shaun. They attend The Bluffton Child Development Center.
In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, going camping, backpacking, and hiking. When I am feeling particularly energetic, I join the Buckeye Trail Association to build trails. To get through the winter, I like to go skiing (cross country or downhill).
In 2004, I joined Kiwanis and subsequently built a web site for the Ada Kiwanis Club. I have served as secretary of the club Since June of 2009.
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