Roy Okuda

Roy Okuda

Organic Chemistry

DH 009A
(408) 924-2525

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B.A., Chemistry & Biology, University of California, San Diego, 1979
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Hawaii, 1983
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Columbia University, 1984-85

Courses Taught

Organic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab

Research Interests

Applications of enzymes (bromopeoxidase) as chemical reagents. Isolation and structure analysis of biologically active natural products from marine organisms

Selected Publications

  • " Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Halogenated Monoterpenes from the Red Alga Plocamium cartilagineum" Donghui Gao, Roy K. Okuda, and Viorica Lopez-Avila. Journal of AOAC International,2001, 84, 1313-1331.
  • "Marine Bromoperoxidases - Chemoenzymatic Applications." C.A. Moore and R.K. Okuda, chapter in monograph "Current Trends In Bioorganic Chemistry," Ray C. Cooper and John K. Snyder, eds., Marcel-Dekker, New York, 1999.
  • "Bromoperoxidase Activity from a 94 Species of Marine Algae," C.M. Moore and R.K. Okuda, Journal of Natural Toxins,1996, 5, 295-305.
  • "Double Unknown" Preparation and COSY Analysis of an Unknown Ester. An Introductory 2D-NMR Experiment." S.E. Branz, R.G. Miele, R.K. Okuda, and D.A. Straus. Journal of ChemicalEducation1995, 72, 659-661.