Stanton Q. Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry
Office: 403A Science Building
Telephone: (540) 464-7426
Fax: (540) 464-7261
Associate Professor (Initial Appointment - 1999)
Ph.D. - University of Virginia (1997)
B.S. - University of Central Florida (1991)
Dr. Smith is an organic chemist with research interests in natural products chemistry and synthetic methodology. One aspect of this work is the synthesis of novel nitrogen containing natural products; particularly indole alkaloids from sea sponges and pyrazole alkaloids from traditional folklore plants. Another aspect of research is the use of vinamidinium salts as synthetic intermediates to construct nitrogen containing heterocycles. Prior to coming to VMI, Dr. Smith was a postdoctoral chemist at Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina working on a project to chemically inactivate nerve agents.