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Faculty Directory » Meledath Govindan


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Available Via Google Meet:
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Office Information:

Room Number: Antonucci Science Complex 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:


Abbas, S.A. et al. (1995). "Enzyme Inhibitors: New and Known Polybrominated Phenols and Diphenyl Ethers from Four Indo-Pacific Dysidea Sponges." Journal of Natural Products, 58, pp. 1384-1391. doi: 10.1021/np50123a008

Adenan, I. et al. (2007). "A Bioactive Polyacetylene Compound Isolated from Centella asiatica." Planta Medica, 73(6), pp. 597-599. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-981521

Govindan, G. & Govindan, M. (2000). "A Convenient Method for the Determination of Quality of Goldenseal." Fitoterapia, 71(3), pp. 232-235. doi: 10.1016/S0367-326X(99)00162-8

Govindan, G. et al. (1995). "Mechanism-Based Antitumor Screening of Marine Invertebrates: Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Novel Diterpenoids from the Caribbean Grogonian Eunicea tourneforti." Journal of Natural Products, 58, pp. 1174-1184.

Book Chapters

Govindan, M. (2001). "Goldenseal Root." In R. Upton (Ed.), American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and Therapeutic Compendium. UK: Routledge.

Book Reviews

Govindan, M. (2005). [Review of the book Eucalyptus: The Genus Eucalyptus by J.J.W. Coppen]. Journal of Natural Products68(1), pp. 151-152. doi: 10.1021/np0307789

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)