Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Remington X. Poulin, Research Assistant Professor and Director of Spectroscopy Facilities

Education

  • B.A., Chemistry, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
  • B.S., Marine Biology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology (Advisor: J. Kubanek)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (Host: G. Pohnert)

Research Area: Organic, Marine, Analytical

My research is focused on understanding the chemical landscape of phytoplankton interactions. I am investigating how the unique compounds responsible for mediating competitive interactions can be leveraged to modulate community dynamics during toxic phytoplankton blooms. Additional projects aim to utilize compounds released by phytoplankton to combat malaria and neglected tropical diseases caused by parasites that share evolutionary links to phytoplankton.