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Faculty Directory » Meledath Govindan


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Monday and Wednesday 9:30am - 10:45am
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Office Information:

Room Number: SCI 220B
Phone: (978) 665-3628

Courses Taught:

Chemistry in a Changing World (CHEM 1000)


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

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:

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