Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Pamela J. Seaton, Chair


  • B.S., University of Washington, Seattle
  • M.S., University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Ph.D., University of Vermont, Burlington
  • Postdoctoral, Oregon State University

Research Area: Bioorganic Chemistry

VITA and Publications

My teaching and research efforts continue to have organic chemistry and NMR spectroscopy as major components. I teach organic chemistry (CHM 212), Advanced Techniques in Organic Chemistry (CHM 312) and NMR spectroscopy (CHM 512)

My research focuses primarily on structure elucidation of natural and synthetic products using mass spec and 1D and 2D NMR experiments. An extension of my research focus on NMR is collaborative research with the MACRL group on characterizing dissolved organic carbon in rainwater by NMR. I am also still involved synthesis and isolation of bioactive lipids from marine plants and fish, and more recently from bacteria. Isolation and characterization of individual bacterial glycolipids and phospholipids will eventually allow us to investigate, in collaboration with Dr. Antje Almeida, how these lipids affect the character of a lipid bilayer.

Current courses:

  • CHM 211
  • CHM 212
  • CHM 312
  • CHM 512