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Faculty Directory » Meledath Govindan


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2018
Monday and Wednesday 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Office Information:

Room Number: Antonucci Science Complex 220B
Phone: 978-665-3628

Courses Taught:

CHEM-1000 - Chemistry in a Changing World


Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Georgia
M.S. Organic Chemistry, University of Kentucky
M.Sc. General Chemistry, University of Calicut
B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Calicut

Research Interests:

Natural Products Chemistry - Isolation and Structure Determination of Bioactive Natural Products

Current Projects:

  • Structure elucidation of natural products from plants
  • Promoting study abroad and international languages.

Representative Publications:

Govindan, M., G. Govindan, and D.G.I. Kingston, 1995. Mechanism-Based Antitumor Screening of Marine Invertebrates: Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Novel Diterpenoids from the Caribbean Grogonian Eunicea tourneforti. J. Nat. Prod., 58, 1174-1184.

Fu, X., F.J. Schmitz, M. Govindan, S.A. Abbas, K.M. Hanson, P.A. Horton, P. Crews, M. Laney and R.C. Shatzman, 1995. Enzyme Inhibitors: New and Known Polybrominated Phenols and Diphenyl Ethers from Four Indo-Pacific Dysidea Sponges. J. Nat. Prod., 58 1384-1391.

Govindan, M. and G. Govindan, 2000. A Convenient Method for the Determination of Quality of Goldenseal. Fitoterapia, 71, 232-235 (2000).

Co-author: American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and Therapeutic Compendium: Goldenseal Root, R. Upton (Editor), 2001.

Govindan, M., 2005. Book review. Eucalyptus: The Genus Eucalyptus, edited by John J.W. Coppen (Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK). Taylor and Francis, London, 2002. xiii + 450pp., J. Nat. Prod., 68(1) pp 151-152.

Govindan, T., T.G. Sambandan, M. Govindan, A. Sinskey, J. Vanessendelft, I. Adenan, C.K. Rha, 2007. A Bioactive Polyacetylene Compound Isolated from Centella asiatica. Planta Med., 73:597-599.

Professional Affiliations:

American Chemical Society - Councilor
American Society of Pharmacognosy
National Association for Advisors of Health Professions
New England Association of Advisors of Health Professions
New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT) Elect
North South Foundation – Regional Contests Coordinator