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Curriculum Vitae




  • Principles of Chemistry I & II

  • Survey of Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry I, II, & Labs

  • Biochemistry I & II

  • Advanced Laboratory III

  • Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

  • FT-NMR Techniques

  • What Do You Know About the Health Professions?
  • Organic Medicinal Chemistry

Dr. Victoria J. Geisler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office:  2120 TLC, Lab:  2109




Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Emory University, 1991

B.S. Chemistry, State University of New York, 1984


Research Interests:


The ability of cells to communicate to each other is critical for the growth and function of essentially all organisms. Extracellular signal molecules initiate this communication by binding to protein receptors on the surface of cells. The signal is than transmitted to intracellular targets via protein-protein interactions, low-molecular weight mediators, and lipids. My laboratory is synthesizing derivatives of the lipid sphingosine, to find way to regulate signaling pathways. Synthetic analogs of this compound may lead to new strategies for disease prevention and treatment, particularly for certain forms of cancer.